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Hardcover Emily Post's Etiquette: 16th Edition Indexed Book

ISBN: 0062700782

ISBN13: 9780062700780

Emily Post's Etiquette: 16th Edition Indexed

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The original classic; the best selling guide to proper manners and etiquette. People who ridicule etiquette as a mass of trivial and arbitrary conventions, "extremely troublesome to those who practice... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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I love this and highly recommend it!

It goes in great detail and it’s the all in one guide to Etiquette

Love the author.

Emily Post is very good at explaining the things people may be to shy or feel awkward to ask. She is also good at bringing in modern technology and customs into the book.

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Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition(Thumb Indexed)

For Christmas 2006, upon my daughter's suggestion, I purchased this book for each one of my four grandsons. The first one to open the book began to complain, but when I looked at the other three, their heads were buried in the books, and soon the complainer did too. All four boys are college age, and have the book with them away at school or close at hand. It is the perfect life-long etiquette reference for 19 and 21 year-old boys, and even for me!

The best of its kind

Emily Post is arguably the most famous American writer on the subject of etiquette. I have heard about this book a few times but it was written so long ago that I thought it to be obsolete and never purchased it. Recently, my grandmother passed away and I stumbled upon the 1957 edition of Etiquette while searching through her books. I must say that I was dead wrong about the book being out of date. There are some traditions that have since died out, like what to do with hats, but only because the fashion has changed. The rest of the book is still very practical. In the preface to this book Emily Post says, "Graciousness and courtesy are never old-fashioned, though their expression does change." The importance of learning etiquette can be summed up in one quote from the first page of the book: "no one--unless he be a hermit--can fail to gain from a proper, courteous, likable approach, or fail to be handicapped by an improper, offensive, resentful one." While most people think of etiquette in relation to table setting and dinners, it is much more than that. This book guides the reader through everyday good manners and civility.


"Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition" is not your grandmother's guide to manners. The most respected authority on all things proper since 1922, "Emily Post's Etiquette" has been completely rewritten by Peggy Post, Emily Post's great-granddaughter-in-law, to help you conduct yourself with courtesy appropriate for today's contemporary living. In "Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition," Post offers advice for handling modern situations such as online dating,"blended" families and breastfeeding or pumping at the office. Guidelines are given for using high-tech devices like cell phones, e-mail, and instant messaging. There is even a discussion on the inappropriateness of displaying body piercings at a job interview. Fortunately, when updating the book to address modern advances and changes, Post did not disregard the situations and concerns that have remained important through the years. "Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition" is packed with timeless advice on matters such as table manners, introductions, displaying the flag and responding to invitations. Entertaining, planning and attending weddings and communication are covered in detail. Most people will find the guidelines in the chapter titled "The Finer Points of Tipping" very useful. There's even a section on Official Protocol, so you'll know how to behave if you are ever invited to the White House. "Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition" is well-written and well-organized. That is of key importance considering this book is 896 pages long. Post's style is easy and conversational, keeping you from feeling like you're getting bogged down and welcoming you to continue reading. If you have a specific etiquette question, you will be able to find the answer quickly and easily due to the attention paid to the book's structure. The table of contents and index are intuitive. The chapters are broken up and easy to navigate through the effective use of headings and subheadings. Indexed tabs are even thoughtfully included. Peggy Post has done an excellent job with "Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition." She has provided a guide that allows for the more casual nature of modern society while honoring the simple courtesy and civility that will never be out of style.

The New Emily Post's Etiquette

This work covers almost every possible social event and therequired conduct. There are sample letters and a wide varietyof examples depicting possible combinations of events.The book is a worthy investment for readers seeking to learn thefine nuances associated with just about every social encounter.

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