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The Etiquette Book: A Complete Guide to Modern Manners Hardcover – June 7, 2011

4.2 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (June 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402776020
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402776021
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,108,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The traditional rules of etiquette are always appropriate but it isn't always clear what to do in modern situations involving things such as cell phone use, email, social networking, and even online dating, although basic common courtesy is always a good place to start. According to the author, "While firmly set in precedent, etiquette is also flexible, perpetually morphing according to situations and times. Not only does etiquette respond to the specifics of the circumstances at hand (such as who we are with and what region of tghe world we are in), but also it evolves over the years to keep pace with what is happening in technology and culture."

This book of manners covers all the traditional rules of etiquette such as which fork to use at a dinner with several courses and how to r.s.v.p to an invitation, as well as new ones that reflect modern times such as the difference between a save-the-date announcement and an actual invitation and which requires a response, or whether it is ever appropriate to send a thank you via email instead of a handwritten note.

I especially appreciated the chapter on teaching manners to children, something that sadly doesn't seem to be as much of a priority as it once was. The author gives great advice on how to instill manners at home with children from toddlers on up, and includes a section on instructing teens on how to behave online and stay safe with social networking. She also addresses ground rules for playdates and how to handle bullies.

Other chapters include etiquette for being a host or guest, dating, getting married, births, personal appearance, conversation, correspondence and communication, tipping, traveling, and more.
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I gave this to my daughter as an engagement gift and she loves it! We both like how information is so easily accessed -- the organization of the book is so very logical. And the ideas are classic, yet always addressing the modern needs. We both love this new reference book!
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The contents were what I was looking for. Problem would be to get the person who needed it to read it.
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Good guide to modern day etiquette. Great idea for a graduation or bridal shower gift. Beautifully laid out and written.
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I shop early and got this for a XMas gift for a sister. I love how it includes modern rules to etiquette. Hint: read through the book and place post it's on those you find interesting or useful if you are giving it as a gift.
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Tired of nagging at a late teen or twenty year old? Give them this book for a gift so they can look up etiquette on their own.
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