Tiffany's Table Manners for Teenagers by Walter HovingTiffany's Table Manners for Teenagers by Walter Hoving

Tiffany's Table Manners for Teenagers

byWalter HovingIllustratorJoe EulaIntroduction byJohn Hoving

Hardcover | March 18, 1989

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Here is the perfect little book for anyone—teenage or otherwise—who has ever wanted to master the art of good table manners. Written by Walter Hoving, former chairman of Tiffany's of New York, it is a step-by-step introduction to all the basics, from the moment the meal begins ("It is customary for the young man to help the young lady on his right to be seated") to the time it ends ("Remember that a dinner party is not a funeral, nor has your hostess invited you because she thinks you are in dire need of food. You're there to be entertaining"). In addition to the essentials about silverware, service, and sociability, it includes many of the fine points, too—the correct way to hold a fish fork, how to eat an artichoke properly, and, best of all, how to be a gracious dining companion.

Concise, witty, and illustrated with humor and style by Joe Eula, this classic guide to good table manners has delighted readers of all ages for more than 50 years.
WALTER HOVING was a distinguished leader of America's business community throughout the 20th century, most notably as the chairman of the board of Tiffany & Co. He helped to found many charities and educational funds, including the Salvation Army Association and the United Negro College Fund. He also initiated a number of design award ...
Title:Tiffany's Table Manners for TeenagersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 7.75 × 5.6 × 0.47 inPublished:March 18, 1989Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394828771

ISBN - 13:9780394828770

Appropriate for ages: 12 - 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! I love that it has illustrations. It's a quick read!
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple. Elegant. Master in 30 min. This 90 pages little book fills with lots of illustrations to depict the improper & proper table manners. Despite the title of the book is "For Teenagers," this book can be appreciated for anyone who wants to master the art of good table manners. Mr. Hoving, the former chairman of the board of Tiffany & Company, will walk you through the proper table manners in a step-by-step approach. He will also address a lot of common mistakes and don'ts in a number of illustrations; for example, don't leave your spoon in your coffee cup! This book covers different meal courses like the soup course, the fish course, the meat course, the salad course, as well as the dessert course. Overall, I find this book is very interesting and helpful. I highly recommend for people looking for a quick and easy way to learn good table manners. (Reviewed by Otto Yuen, 5-Nov-2004)
Date published: 2004-11-24