Town & Country's Social Graces: Words of Wisdom on Civility in a Changing Society

Town & Country's Social Graces: Words of Wisdom on Civility in a Changing Society

by Jim Brosseau
     
 

For more than 150 years, Town & Country has stood for quality and refinement. So who better to offer sound guidance on leading a civilized life in a world of eroding social graces? Here, 50 of the keenest and wittiest observers of our changing culture put forward their incisive—and thoroughly modern—views on sidestepping today’s most

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For more than 150 years, Town & Country has stood for quality and refinement. So who better to offer sound guidance on leading a civilized life in a world of eroding social graces? Here, 50 of the keenest and wittiest observers of our changing culture put forward their incisive—and thoroughly modern—views on sidestepping today’s most prevalent, perilous social landmines. From such topics as cell phone and E-mail etiquette to guilt-free apologies, these 64 timely essays offer astuteness without stuffiness. Relish the humor and insights of such writers as Jonathan Alter, Anthony Bourdain, Jay McInerney, Sue Miller, Peggy Noonan, Cokie Roberts, Jane Smiley, Wendy Wasserstein, and many others. The 10 new contributions include: “Polite or Passé,” by William Zinsser; “To Make a Long Story Short,” by Patricia Marx; and “Thanks for the Compliments,” by Jeanne Wolf.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Civility is "under assault," says Town & Country editor-in-chief Pamela Fiori, and in a collection of the magazine's columns, Town & Country Social Graces: Words of Wisdom on Civility in a Changing Society, she and 46 other writers share their views on manners. Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts tell how consideration for each other, such as using a tiny book light so as not to keep the other one awake, has kept their marriage strong. Anne Bernays speaks about grandparent-grandchild relations, and Wendy Wasserstein explains her point of view on proper theatergoing behavior. This compact book, edited by Jim Brosseau, lacks only author biographies. (Aug.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588160805
Publisher:
Hearst Books
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Social Graces Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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