- Series: Emily Post's Etiquette (Thumb Indexed)
- Hardcover: 846 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow; 16th Indxd edition (May 7, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062700782
- ISBN-13: 978-0062700780
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 2.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (256 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In 1922, Emily Post came out with the definitive book on etiquette. To celebrate its 75th anniversary, her great-granddaughter-in-law Peggy Post has updated and revised the opus into an 845-page 16th edition that takes modern conundrums and lifestyles into account. If you're wondering when to put a napkin in your lap and which foods may be eaten with fingers, the information's still there. But situations Emily never dreamed of--matters of e-mail, cellular phones, step parents, fourth weddings, and in-line skating--are considered with the same grace that made Emily the last word on civility in the 1920s.
Peggy Post, Emily Post's great-granddaughter-in-law and the current, high-profile spokesperson for the Emily Post Institute, is celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary of this modern classic by presenting a thoroughly updated and rigorously detailed new edition. The world was already in flux in 1922, when Emily Post, an unusually independent woman for her times, wrote and published the first incarnation of Etiquette (an instant best-seller), and change, both societal and technological, has remained the defining force of our century. But the importance of being considerate and thoughtful, kind and unselfish, has never been diminished. Indeed, as our population and proximity to one another increases, etiquette becomes even more crucial to daily life. Peggy Post explains, "While the philosophy of etiquette must be everlasting, the practice of manners is ever-changing." Post begins with basic communication skills, then segues to "netiquette," that is, the correct use of call waiting, cellular phones, answering machines, and e-mail. Much-needed guidelines for interaction in the business world, from job interviews to entertaining and travel, are covered with the trademark Post specificity. On to more personal matters, Post offers guidelines for divorce-related protocol, expressing condolences, celebrating holidays, and practicing good sports etiquette. Reflecting our enhanced awareness of cultural diversity, Post also provides useful information about various religious customs. For "civility," see Post. Donna Seaman
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Top Customer Reviews
It is written in a format that is not condescending to the reading and is easy to navigate quickly to the information you need. Today's society is in desperate need of serious guidance and reminders of how to speak to and treat others with respect (I'm looking at you, Facebookers). The Golden Rule should be this book's title and should be required teaching to everyone child in school. And a great majority of adults.
This is an indispensable book.
The publisher's content description comments state: "For the first time in its history, this American classic has been completely rewritten. Peggy Post gives us etiquette for today's times. Read by millions since the first edition was published in 1922, Emily Post—the most trusted name in etiquette—has always been there to help people navigate every conceivable social situation. The tradition continues with this 100 percent revised and updated edition, which covers the formal, the traditional, the contemporary, and the casual. Based on thousands of reader questions, surveys conducted on the Emily Post Institute and Good Housekeeping Web sites, and Peggy's travels across the country, the book shows how to handle the new, difficult, unusual, and everyday situations we all encounter. The definition of etiquette—a code of behavior based on thoughtfulness—has not changed since Emily's day. The etiquette guidelines we use to smooth the way change all the time. This new edition resolves hundreds of our key etiquette concerns: dealing with rudeness, netiquette, noxious neighbors, road rage, family harmony, on-line dating, cell phone courtesy, raising respectful children and teens, and travel etiquette in the post-9/11 world...to name just a few. Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition also remains the definitive source for timeless advice on entertaining, social protocol, table manners, guidelines for religious ceremonies, expressing condolences, introductions, how to be a good houseguest and host, invitations, correspondence, planning a wedding, giving a toast, and sportsmanship. Peggy Post's advice gives us the confidence of knowing we're doing the right thing so we can relax and enjoy the moment and move more easily through our world. Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition will be the resource of choice for years to come."
This book delivers on what is promised within the contents. Proper protocol is provided for just about any social or communication issue which you may require direction upon. The updated information to include points on etiquette for modern circumstances is relevant and very much a necessity. This text should be a staple in every home. Etiquette and manners are the hallmarks of orderly and civilized behavior which are a positive reflection upon our greater Western Civilization. Impressive. Five stars!