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Miss Manners Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior (original 1979; edition 1982)

by Judith Martin

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Title:Miss Manners Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior
Authors:Judith Martin
Info:Scribner (1982), Edition: 1st ed, Hardcover, 745 pages
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Miss Manners' guide to excruciatingly correct behavior by Judith Martin (1979)



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Entertaining, but the question-and-answer format seems to leave some things out, and lends itself to a result that is less of an etiquette guide and more of a snappy answers to stupid questions sort of thing. Sometimes it is difficult to tell when Miss Manners is kidding, but more importantly, sometimes it is difficult to tell, even after reading, what the correct thing to do actually is. Her guide to a surprisingly dignified wedding does rather better in this regard. Useful and disappointing at the same time. Also: it's a doorstop, so not for the mildly curious, probably. ( )
  upstairsgirl | Jan 24, 2015 |
I cannot believe why someone would donate this gem to a book fair.

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  fuzzyslowmo | Feb 5, 2014 |
As a woman living in the South who had tea parties with her grandmother on a regular basis, this book made me laugh so loudly at times that any company I had would assume that I was not a lady at all. In all seriousness, this book puts a spin on the "traditional" answers that well-meaning ladies and gentlemen seek when trying to understand how to behave in polite society. ( )
  sealford | Dec 30, 2013 |
Rated: A ( )
  jmcdbooks | Jan 28, 2013 |
The most important thing I learned from the book was how to say no. ( )
  aulsmith | May 9, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393058743, Hardcover)

An indispensable manual to navigating life from birth to death without making a false move.

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. 32 illustrations

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An updated edition of the best-selling classic by the popular author of the "Miss Manners" columns and etiquette guides is a new volume of letters, essays, illustrations, and humorous advice on how to navigate the world of civilized behavior.

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