Emily Post Etiquette: Manners for a New World (18th edition)

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From social networking to social graces, the name Emily Post has been the definitive source on etiquette for generations of Americans. That tradition continues with the 18th edition of Etiquette, which elcomes a new generation of Posts—Anna Post, Lizzie Post, and Daniel Post Senning—the great-great grandchildren of Emily Post. Led by Peggy Post, author of the 16th and 17th editions of Etiquette, this team shows how twenty-first-century manners are a combination of honest, confidence, and awareness.

New trends, topics, and societal hot zones include:

When is it okay to “ unfriend ” someone on Facebook?
If I ’ m in middle seat on an airplane, do I automatically get both armrests?
Th business client is sick with a cold—am I obligated to shake his hand?
Is it rude for guests to tweet from a wedding?
Do I have to buy gift if I attend a destination wedding?
Will I email a condolence note?
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Published 2011 by William Morrow (first published 1922

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When I as a teenager on homeschool, my sister and I decided we would like to do an independent study class on proper etiquette for fun.

I lmost felt while reading it like I was mad because no one ad ever taught me any of hose things before!

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But Post 's dicta are all based on one pragmatic goal: keep your feet off the other guy 's toes, or, do n't give up more space than 's yours.

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Along with the basics, like when to write a thank-you note, which fork to use, how to act at various religious ceremonies, what to wear to a semi-formal wedding in November ( for example), at what age children should be saying " please " and " thank you, " thi " who pays? " date dilemma, how to handle a party guest who stays too long, and how much to tip for various services ( hotel room-service, wine stewards, pool cleaners, etc.), his ook has additional sections on modern society.

( If it 's already moving, the woman; if it 's actuall, the man goes through first to fin the heavy door going.) -What DOES " business casual " actually mean?

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I read it cover to cover when I was 21 as it ha thi gift from my mother.

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