Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior

Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior

Book - 2005
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Your neighbor denounces cellular telephones as instruments of the devil. Your niece swears that no one expects thank-you letters anymore. Your father-in-law insists that married women have to take their husbands' names. Your guests plead that asking them to commit themselves to attending your party ruins the spontaneity. Who is right? Miss Manners, of course. With all those amateurs issuing unauthorized etiquette pronouncements, aren't you glad that there is a gold standard to consult about what has really changed and what has not? The freshly updated version of the classic bestseller includes the latest letters, essays, and illustrations, along with the laugh-out-loud wisdom of Miss Manners as she meets the new millennium of American misbehavior head-on. This wickedly witty guide rules on the challenges brought about by our ever-evolving society, once again proving that etiquette, far from being an optional extra, is the essential currency of a civilized world.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2005
Edition: Freshly updated
ISBN: 9780393058741
Branch Call Number: 395 MAR 2005
Characteristics: 858 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm


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Dec 18, 2017

Have you ever wondered what was considered to be "proper and acceptable" conduct for ladies and gentlemen of today? - Well - All you have to do is consult the supreme authority on the subject, Miss Manners. And she will straighten you out on the subject in no time flat. Yep. You can bet on that.

To be sure - At nearly 900 pages this hefty-sized reference volume on correct manners and etiquette is truly a challenging read, to say the least.

But - Believe me - This is definitely one of those educational books that one can casually browse through and when they come across a chapter that sparks their interest - Stop and take notes.

Anyway - Considering how the likes of total rudeness seems to prevail everywhere these days - I definitely think that this book should be required reading for one and all.

Mar 04, 2017

To all you dear, dutiful, and obedient readers - (In this day and age of unprecedented rudeness, apathy, and cynicism) - Isn't it time that you listened up to Miss Manners?

If you're someone who desires to be a cut-above-the-rest and have the most excruciatingly correct behaviour imaginable, then be sure to consult here with Judith Martin (aka. Miss Manners) on all that is required (as civilized ladies and gentlemen) for having the utmost in proper etiquette in this wayward world that we live in.

From correcting your most disgusting habits, to leading a virtuous life in the wicked city, to having a respectable dress-code, and to so many-many other countless social concerns - You can be sure - If there's anyone out there who has a tactful and acceptable approach to these pressing issues it's Miss Manners, and only Miss Manners.

Yes. At nearly 900 pages, this book is a substantial read - But if it's proper conduct you crave, then Miss Manners' sound advice and wickedly witty wisdom is a must in these desperate times of social despair.

Jun 10, 2012

This book is amusing in small doses. It's a huge, thick book that takes days to read.

teacupfaerie Mar 05, 2011

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