Move over, Miss Manners! This collection of the most irate, emphatic, and amusing condemnations of impropriety from the past 700 years supplies indispensable nuggets of advice for almost everyone. Dieters and gluttons, waiters and wallflowers, athletes and musicians, lawyers and dogs--all can benefit from these pearls of wisdom, culled from etiquette books since the 14th century. Consider, for example, this suggestion from 1883: "Get rid at once of offensive teeth, remembering that an empty house is better than a bad tenant." With witty drawings complementing the helpful hints, this tongue-in-cheek guide to the best of bad behavior is as useful today as when the rules were written. Ideal for lovers of time travel who want to luxuriate in bygone eras of carriage rides and shooting parties, it also makes the perfect gift for that special someone who needs a push in the right direction. Because good manners never go out of style.