Tiffany's Table Manners for Teenagers

Tiffany's Table Manners for Teenagers

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by Walter Hoving, Joe Eula
     
 

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Here is the perfect little book for anyone—teenage or otherwise—who has ever wanted to master the art of good table manners. Written by Walter Hoving, former chairman of Tiffany's of New York, it is a step-by-step introduction to all the basics, from the moment the meal begins ("It is customary for the young man to help the young lady on his right to be… See more details below

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Here is the perfect little book for anyone—teenage or otherwise—who has ever wanted to master the art of good table manners. Written by Walter Hoving, former chairman of Tiffany's of New York, it is a step-by-step introduction to all the basics, from the moment the meal begins ("It is customary for the young man to help the young lady on his right to be seated") to the time it ends ("Remember that a dinner party is not a funeral, nor has your hostess invited you because she thinks you are in dire need of food. You're there to be entertaining"). In addition to the essentials about silverware, service, and sociability, it includes many of the fine points, too—the correct way to hold a fish fork, how to eat an artichoke properly, and, best of all, how to be a gracious dining companion.

Concise, witty, and illustrated with humor and style by Joe Eula, this classic guide to good table manners has delighted readers of all ages for more than 50 years.


From the Hardcover edition.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
From soup, fish, meat, salad, and desert course to fingerbowls we find manners written especially for boys, although girls are also pictured. "The soup spoon is held in the right hand with the thumb on top." It is not held like a "mashie niblick." The picture helps. Food is shown mashed on the back of the fork in the European manor. "Asparagus is eaten with the fingers, unless stalks are too long." Obviously this book does not expect asparagus to be cooked until limp. "Don't talk with your mouth full. Some of your lunch might fall out." Eating corn on the cob with handles is not recommended. "When the table ?turns,' don't get left staring into space." Rather, try to attract the attention of the girl at your side who should be turned to you. Clever line drawings illustrate the spare text and add humor. This is a Fiftieth-Anniversary Edition. Written with formal dining in mind, this book is not for every teenager. Reviewer: Carlee Hallman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375983085
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/09/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
401,177
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
3 Months to 18 Years

Meet the Author

WALTER HOVING was a distinguished leader of America's business community throughout the 20th century, most notably as the chairman of the board of Tiffany & Co. He helped to found many charities and educational funds, including the Salvation Army Association and the United Negro College Fund. He also initiated a number of design award programs, including the Tiffany Design Award. In addition to Tiffany's Table Manners for Teenagers, he wrote Your Career in Business and The Distribution Revolution. He died in 1989.

JOE EULA was a prominent fashion illustrator whose work appeared in many publications, including Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. He also created album covers and concert posters, and designed costumes for New York City Ballet. He died in 2004.

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