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50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know: What to Do, What to Say, & How to Behave Hardcover – Bargain Price, November 1, 2011
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About the Author
John Bridges, author of How to Be a Gentleman, is also the coauthor, with Bryan Curtis, of seven other volumes in the best-selling GentleManners series. He is a frequent guest on television and radio news programs, always championing gentlemanly behavior in modern society. Bridges has appeared on the Today Show, the Discovery Channel, and CBS Sunday Morning, and has been profiled in People magazine and the New York Times.
Bryan Curtis is an author and the president of Dance Floor Books. He is the author/coauthor and editor of more than 25 books, including My South, My Southern Food, Classic Wisdom for the Good Life, Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life, and the popular GentleManners series.
--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Top Customer Reviews
I wasn't sure who exactly classified as a young lady, but it seemed like the book was written more for ages 12-16 than anything. It also contained lots of modern advice about acting like a lady. In this day and age, a true "lady" is hard to find, so I was glad that this book emphasized how important being one still is. I especially liked it's emphasis on modern social areas, such as texting or Facebook. I guess there's hope that manners and etiquette can still be used in our technology-saturated lives.
My only critique was that I wasn't exactly sure how many young girls in the target age would actually read such a book. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think at that age I would have fully appreciated a non-fiction book with short points to it. I might have skimmed it, but not actually read it. It would have seemed more appropriate to write the book for mothers in order to help them know what to teach their daughters.
Overall, though, it was a good, short read, and I was pleased to find I learned a lot of new pieces of etiquette as well. I would recommend this for mother's or teenage girls who want to learn a little more about etiquette and manners.
This book by Kay West is (in essence) an etiquette book for young ladies (approx. middle school age). Unlike the books of the past, this one is relevant to the 21st century. Each of the 50 chapters covers one "thing" such as accepting a compliment or making an apology. It is relevant to today's young ladies who use cell phones, social networks, digital cameras, make-up, and fragrances. They succinctly explains the proper behavior surrounding those subjects with a brief introduction then a do, don't, and why not.
Another positive element of this book (other than its adorable pink and gray cover), it begins with simple information--such as the importance of saying please, thank you, and excuse me--then it moves to more "mature" subjects such as borrowing clothes from friends, place settings at a formal dinner, and being asked to dance.
Even though I'm not a "young" lady any more, I really enjoyed this book (and even learned a few things too). I would recommend it as an easily understood and applicable book for any early 21th century young lady, especially in a time where everyone delights in informality, yet they are still impressed with those who still use good manners.
This book was given to me by Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their Booksneeze program. I am writing my own, unbiased review.
Even though I knew most of the rules in the book, it was still a good review. I would probably suggest it for girls ages 11-14. Also, the cover was simply gorgeous! As far as looks go, this is one of my favorite books ever! Well done all around, Ms. West!
I received this book for free to review from Booksneeze. The review is my own, honest opinion.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
No matter how old you get if you do not know basic manner and how to properly use it then this book is helpful. I enjoyed reading it.Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
A wonderful book! I love the series and my husband has one as well. Gifted to a young teenage girl and it sits next to her Bible. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Veronica G.
This is a great gift for grandmothers to give their granddaughters when they reach pre-teens. Looks nice on the bed stand too.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer