Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior

Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior

Book - 1982
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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 best-seller 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 : Atheneum, 1982.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780689112478
0689112475
Branch Call Number: 395 MAR
Characteristics: xvii, 745 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
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.

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smichal
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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