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How Do You Work This Life Thing?: Advice for the Newly Independent on Roommates, Jobs, Sex, and Everything That Counts
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How Do You Work This Life Thing?: Advice for the Newly Independent on Roommates, Jobs, Sex, and Everything That Counts

by Lizzie Post
 

"My roommate leaves her clothes all over the place!"
"I loaned my friend fifty bucks—I don't know when he'll pay me back."
"That's the third night in a row that Tom's friend has crashed on our couch.
Someone needs to say something. . . . "

You're on your own—and it's great! Except when problems crop up: roommate

Overview

"My roommate leaves her clothes all over the place!"
"I loaned my friend fifty bucks—I don't know when he'll pay me back."
"That's the third night in a row that Tom's friend has crashed on our couch.
Someone needs to say something. . . . "

You're on your own—and it's great! Except when problems crop up: roommate hassles, dating dilemmas, work stuff, social stuff, and just stuff. Finally, expert help is here. In How Do You Work This Life Thing? Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, shows how to navigate the pleasures and perils of independent life, offering advice on everything from getting along with roommate(s) and dating to getting the job you want.

Highlights include Prospective Roommate Checklist . . . Romance, Dating, and Sex at Your Place . . . The Get-It-Together Party Prep List . . . What to Wear When . . . Cell Tips: What to Do Where . . . Top Ten Table Manners . . . Dating 101 . . . Tipping 101 . . . Landing the Perfect Job

Lizzie's down-to-earth style and tales from personal experience, coupled with sound advice in the Emily Post tradition, makes this a real-life guide you can trust.

Editorial Reviews

Newsday
“Lizzie Post. . .brav[es] topics that her great-great-grandmother probably never saw coming.”
School Library Journal

Adult/High School-The great-great granddaughter of Emily Post tackles the complicated topic of manners in the 21st century. She covers such questions as sharing chores with a roommate, how to decline a date gracefully, and how to talk to a professor about a bad grade. With a chapter devoted to cell-phone behavior, this isn't your grandmother's etiquette book. However, the author stays true to the family name and occasionally offers some admittedly old-fashioned advice, such as to hold a date's chair at the dinner table, insisting that such a gesture is charming and will endear you to your companion. The volume is filled with common-sense recommendations for everyday life and formal occasions. Post spells out her advice in detail, telling, for example, exactly how much to tip for a haircut at the salon. The book is fun to read, whether teens need to know what to wear to a black-tie party or they just want to imagine themselves at one.-Heidi Dolamore, San Mateo County Library, CA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060823757
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/10/2007
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.01(d)

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Meet the Author

Lizzie Post is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, and a co-author of Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th Edition. She is also the co-author of Great Get-Togethers and Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, 6th Edition, and the author of How Do You Work This Life Thing? She has spoken across the country sharing etiquette advice about technology, finance, and lifestyle.

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