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on January 27, 2013
I suppose I'm what one might call a millennial. Materials on manners I read when I was growing up included (1) my mother's copies of Emily Post's Etiquette, (2) Miss Manners syndicated columns published in the newspaper, and (3) a manners books for elementary- and middle-school aged girls that included guidelines such as taking messages for phone calls before the prevalence of caller ID. However, I'm now a middle-class 20-something who finds myself using a cell phone from which I can access my email at anytime--and so do the people around me!

As a relative newcomer to the "real world" as a young adult, I'm still considering investing in a more comprehensive etiquette book or two. However, I found the guidelines covered in this volume broad enough to cover most general situations in which I find myself nowadays. I'm quite glad to read tips for everyday situations such as looking presentable when running errands (lest you encounter a colleague or client from work) to advice on what a basic wardrobe for more formal occasions (e.g., ballet/opera/symphony orchestra performances, weddings, funerals, and more) should include.

For women my age, I'd say this book can be viewed as a good etiquette primer. I'm not sure what I'd say about this book for older women, however; this book might be too simple to women significantly older than I.
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on January 4, 2015
The book is great. Getting a 12 year old to read it---that is a challenge. Kids need to know how to behave and some parents have dropped the ball, so I gave this to the daughter. She is far more interested in make-up on the face than make-up of the character, so this needs more work. Book is great though.
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on January 5, 2015
I bought this for my brothers to read since they act so clueless as to acts of common courtesy sometimes, but I don't think they ever read it because they remain acting clueless. However, I read the female version and skimmed through this version and found both to be entertaining and very helpful.
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on January 4, 2015
No offense, guys, but where are you? Why are boys being raised to be clueless thugs? SOMEONE has to raise the boys, and it's a man's job...but, since they don't....the book is here. It's a tiny book (think bigger than a cigarette pack) but it has the stuff a young guy needs to know.
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on October 14, 2016
Great but concerned people it was intended for won't read, needs to be in App format! Or maybe a video!
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on January 5, 2015
I bought this for myself and my family. The author keeps things light a simple while offering explanations of the rules of common courtesy. A great read for anyone who feels clueless or who is just trying to brush up their knowledge of manners. The book is entertaining while educational.
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on September 29, 2014
Everything you need to know and some things that you don't. There is not enough chivalry in this word anymore. I good book for teens!
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on February 13, 2016
Great Read.
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on December 19, 2013
I like the book. I find it helpful. I think it's something that people should look into and take into consideration more often. I remember someone recommending me this book years back and I finally bought it. I can read it again whenever I need to know what to do in certain situations. It covers a lot in just about over 170 pages. It's good.
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on August 26, 2016
The book isn't what I thought it would be. Content was only partially helpful.
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