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Emily Post's Entertaining Paperback – October 6, 1998
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About the Author
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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I absolutely love this book. Easy to read and is thorough. I bought it for my sister who is starting her events planning business (I cheated and kept it for a few days so I could... Read morePublished on June 2, 2013 by Careen Hutchinson
Emily Post will forever be my go-to etiquette book. I have the newest 18th edition classic, her business etiquette book, and this Entertaining edition! Read morePublished on January 20, 2013 by TRock