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Urban Etiquette: Marvelous Manners for the Modern Metropolis Paperback – June 1, 2004
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More About the Author
Charles has appeared on numerous television programs, including "Good Morning Canada," "Mr. Romance," and "Life & Style"; his advice has appeared in the "Wall Street Journal," "Real Simple" magazine, and many other publications; and he has conducted seminars on topics from table manners to business etiquette, for third-graders, finance professionals, and many other groups.
"I have great faith in the power of good manners, and in my heart I believe that most people want to act correctly; they just weren't taught how to do so. And before they have an understanding of the underlying principles of good manners, they reject these principles on the grounds that they are arbitrary rules or simply tools that snobs use to keep "lower classes in their place." But the fundamental basis of proper behavior has always been kindness and consideration for others. Etiquette in its true sense gives us an agreed-upon way to communicate respect for other people and for our communities. Additionally, social rules have roots in the past, and modified as they may be in modern times, they connect us with history and weave us more firmly into the fabric of society."
Top Customer Reviews
Well done, Social Grace, I can't wait to see what your next project will be.
I would recommend this book to anyone and I have alreayd bought two more for house warming gifts. You will get a chuckle from the book and it will open your eyes what not to do in public.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My etiquette awareness level is total etiquette idiot, so, there were some practical tips in here that were worth my reading, like what to say and do when someone's loved one dies,... Read morePublished on December 10, 2011 by tee_dot
I bought this book hoping it would be somewhat of an advanced etiquette course, but this book appears to cover more of the essentials and foundations. Read morePublished on July 20, 2009 by Clark HR Rahman