Miss Manners Minds Your Business

Miss Manners Minds Your Business

by Nicholas Ivor Martin, Judith Martin
Miss Manners Minds Your Business

Miss Manners Minds Your Business

by Nicholas Ivor Martin, Judith Martin


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A witty guide to managing a real life wisely in a work-centered world.

What do your colleagues, overlords, underlings, clients, and customers have in common? Not knowing how much they annoy you. Not to mention how much you may be annoying them. The route from cubicle to corner office is strewn with etiquette landmines. And now that the boundaries that once cleanly separated work from personal life are blurred, even polite people don’t recognize the difference between professional and social manners.


  • What do you say to a colleague who has just been fired? 
  • How do you maintain a family-friendly office without discriminating against singles? 
  • What’s the difference between showing romantic interest and sexual harassment? 
  • Which colleagues should be invited to family weddings? 
  • When should you be unavailable, at or away from work?


Don’t convene a focus group or appeal to Human Resources—consult Miss Manners!

With wit and wisdom, Miss Manners restores civility, guiding you around your coworker’s messy cubicle, past your overly prying boss, around the bridal shower for the new temp, and through tedious staff meetings.

In Miss Manners Minds Your Business, Judith Martin and her son, executive Nicholas Ivor Martin, equip readers with the practical, pertinent, and utterly correct advice necessary to win the job, keep the job, and leave the job with sanity and dignity intact.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393081367
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/23/2013
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 780,252
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Nicholas Ivor Martin, who wrote The DaCapo Opera Manual, worked at the White House and was publisher of the Washington Monthly before becoming director of operations at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

Judith Martin, born a perfect lady in an imperfect society, is the author of the “Miss Manners” columns and best-selling books, two novels, and a travel book on Venice. She and her husband live in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Basics

Chapter 1 Getting In 15

Chapter 2 Getting Out 37

Part 2 The Long Haul-On the Job

Chapter 3 What's That You Say? 65

Chapter 4 Is This Meeting Over? 91

Chapter 5 Love Me, Love My Laundry 101

Chapter 6 The Eeeew Factor 115

Chapter 7 The Attention Deficit 133

Chapter 8 Stop Asking Me How I'm Doing 153

Chapter 9 Enough Is How Much? 173

Part 3 The Long Haul-Off the Job

Chapter 10 OS the Premises 185

Chapter 11 What Can You Do For Me? 195

Chapter 12 Party Time 207

Chapter 13 My Other Family 227

Chapter 14 Let's All Be Friends 247

Chapter 15 More Than Friends 265

Index 287

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