Miss Manners Guide To Excruciatingly Correct Behavior Freshly Updated

Author: Judith Martin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393079090
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An indispensable manual to navigating life from birth to death without making a false move. 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.

Miss Manners Guide To Excruciatingly Correct Behavior Freshly Updated

Author: Judith Martin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393058741
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An updated edition of the best-selling classic by the popular author of the "Miss Manners" columns and etiquette guides is a new volume of letters, essays, illustrations, and humorous advice on how to navigate the world of civilized behavior. 40,000 first printing.

Star Spangled Manners

Author: Judith Martin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393048612
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Traces the history of American manners, citing the nation's early stand against hierarchical European etiquette, and describing its adoption of a frequently misunderstood egalitarian respect system.

Miss Manners Guide To A Surprisingly Dignified Wedding

Author: Jacobina Martin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393077152
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Bride and mother-of-the-bride rebel against today’s monster weddings and explain how weddings can be charming, affordable—and excruciatingly correct. Today’s brides are bombarded with wedding advice that promises perfection but urges achieving it through selfishness (“It’s your wedding, and you can do whatever you like”), greed (choosing the presents that guests are directed to buy), and showing off (“This is your chance to show everyone what you’re about”). Couples wishing to resist such pressure see elopement or a slapdash wedding as the only alternatives to a gaudy blowout. But none of these choices appealed to a bride who happened to have been brought up by Miss Manners. Judith Martin and her newlywed daughter, Jacobina, explain how to have a dignified ceremony and delightful celebration without succumbing to the now-prevalent pattern of the vulgar, money-draining wedding that exhausts families and exploits friends.

Miss Manners

Author: Judith Martin
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780609801581
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Essays, commentary, and answers to questions examine the role of etiquette in free speech, political correctness, gender relations, and other sensitive social issues

Common Courtesy

Author: Judith Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781888173062
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Miss Manners Rescues Civilization

Author: Judith Martin
Publisher: Crown
ISBN:
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The author combines essays, commentary, and answers as she examines the role of etiquette in free speech, political correctness, gender relations, and other contemporary issues

Improv Wisdom

Author: Patricia Ryan Madson
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307531841
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In an irresistible invitation to lighten up, look around, and live an unscripted life, a master of the art of improvisation explains how to adopt the attitudes and techniques used by generations of musicians and actors. Let’s face it: Life is something we all make up as we go along. No matter how carefully we formulate a “script,” it is bound to change when we interact with people with scripts of their own. Improv Wisdom shows how to apply the maxims of improvisational theater to real-life challenges—whether it’s dealing with a demanding boss, a tired child, or one of life’s never-ending surprises. Patricia Madson distills thirty years of experience into thirteen simple strategies, including “Say Yes,” “Start Anywhere,” “Face the Facts,” and “Make Mistakes, Please,” helping readers to loosen up, think on their feet, and take on everything life has to offer with skill, chutzpah, and a sense of humor.