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Peggy Post, Emily Post’s great-granddaughter-in-law, is a director of The Emily Post Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. Peggy writes a monthly column in Good Housekeeping and an online wedding etiquette column for the New York Times.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; 1st edition (October 6, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006273640X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062736406
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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I purchased this to serve as a guide for my first-ever party in my new-ish apartment. What a great resource!
Peggy Post's _Entertaining_ covered a lot of ground -- from serving a formal sit-down dinner in one's home to gracefully declining an invitation to a friend's barbeque. I especially enjoyed the incredibly helpful section on house guests. It discussed both how to properly *host* a house guest and how to *be* a sought-after house guest. (My mother was right. You should never to a host's house empty handed.)
Each tip or explanation is written in a clear, congenial way. Not once did I feel that Ms. Post was "talking down" to the reader. Rather, her tone was similar to that of a friend giving another friend sage advice.
Additionally, I liked how the book was organized, as it broke entertaining into a number of easy-to-follow categories including formal parties, casual cocktails, or impromptu get togethers. Therefore, I could easily pick and choose what I needed to read and save the other material for a later date.
I might suggest giving this book as a housewarming gift to a new home owner or as a wedding gift (attached to s place setting) for social newlyweds. They will surely appreciate the advice of this expert!

It's obvious that Peggy Post inherited many of her skills and zestiness from the famed Emily Post, etiquette guru.
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I've always had questions about the simple things that make life proper. This book goes over a lot of topics from place settings to how to correctly slice an apple. I've loved it since I bought it.

A nice little "go to" book for anyone planning a big (or small) occasion or just wanting to be prepared for when an occasion arises.
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This 17th edition in hardback is excellent. I have constantly referred to it since its arrival here in Bundanoon, Australia (Down Under)and have already had favourable results from its usage. I have consequently recommended it to several members of my family and my friends.
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If you need to please a meticulous mother-in-law or the Queen of Denmark get this book. If you need to know tiny details of utensil and napkin placement, go ahead read on. If you ever wondered how to properly cut and chew any imaginable food item you will dine upon, keep going. But I found this too formal, too stuffy for the everyday party-giver like me. I am Midwest, middle class and like to entertain. This did not suit me at all. If you like a little more FUN in your entertainment and still want to come off with a little class check out Amy Sedaris' I LIKE YOU.
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This book is a quick and easy review of what I know already, however, it also solves arguments regarding what exactly is proper conduct and why. Its a great resource for anyone wishing to know how to handle everything from a small tea party to quite grand an affair, such as a state dinner. For anyone wishing to get a leg up in business or the public eye, try Emily Post's The Etiquette Advantage in Business: Personal Skills for Professional Success, Second Edition.
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