Miss Manners Guide To Excruciatingly Correct Behaviour by Judith MartinMiss Manners Guide To Excruciatingly Correct Behaviour by Judith Martin

Miss Manners Guide To Excruciatingly Correct Behaviour

byJudith Martin

Hardcover | April 26, 2005

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Your neighbor denounces cellular telephones as instruments of the devil. Your niece swears that no one expects thank-you letters anymore. Your father-in-law insists that married women have to take their husbands' names. Your guests plead that asking them to commit themselves to attending your party ruins the spontaneity. Who is right? Miss Manners, of course. With all those amateurs issuing unauthorized etiquette pronouncements, aren't you glad that there is a gold standard to consult about what has really changed and what has not? The freshly updated version of the classic bestseller includes the latest letters, essays, and illustrations, along with the laugh-out-loud wisdom of Miss Manners as she meets the new millennium of American misbehavior head-on. This wickedly witty guide rules on the challenges brought about by our ever-evolving society, once again proving that etiquette, far from being an optional extra, is the essential currency of a civilized world.
Judith Martin, born a perfect lady in an imperfect society, is the author of the “Miss Manners” columns and best-selling books, two novels, and a travel book on Venice. She and her husband live in Washington, DC.
Title:Miss Manners Guide To Excruciatingly Correct BehaviourFormat:HardcoverDimensions:864 pages, 9.6 × 7.3 × 1.8 inPublished:April 26, 2005Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393058743

ISBN - 13:9780393058741

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from If you love Miss Manners column, you'll enjoy this book “Miss Manners corrects only upon request. Then she does it from a distance, with no names attached, and no personal relationship, however distant, between the corrector and the correctee. She does not search out errors like a policeman leaping out of a speed trap. When Miss Manners observes people behaving rudely, she behaves politely to them, and then goes home and snickers about them afterward.” This is an enjoyable, quotable read- equal parts sage advice and smarmy sarcasm to make you chuckle. Sure, it's not necessary to know the difference between black tie and white tie, but it's still fun!
Date published: 2018-01-21

Editorial Reviews

[Judith Martin] is an extremely useful philosopher, and I consult her frequently, in order to behave better. — Daniel Handler (New York Times Book Review)