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Town & Country Social Graces: Words of Wisdom on Civility in a Changing Society

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For more than 150 years, Town & Country has stood for quality and refinement. So who better to offer sound guidance on leading a civilized life in a world of eroding social graces? Here, 50 of the keenest and wittiest observers of our changing culture put forward their incisive—and thoroughly modern—views on sidestepping today’s most prevalent, perilous social landmine ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Hearst
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Sarah Politis
Jul 08, 2015 Sarah Politis rated it really liked it
I've had this book for quite a few years, and I often pick it up just for a quick read of one of the very well written essays featured in this collection.
The writing is wonderful, but it should be noted that this is a collection of short anecdotal essays for people of a "certain" class of people. Namely, there's a piece entitled "Jettiquite" in which the author suggests proper behavior while aboard someone's private jet.
So, while I can't entirely relate to a few stories, there are also some in
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Anne
Mar 28, 2008 Anne rated it really liked it
great book about occurrences in our daily life. short anecdotes tell you about the nerve racking neighbor or straining visits at your mother in law's...
the essays are well written, entertaining and simply true...stories you can definitely identify with
E.
Oct 05, 2009 E. is currently reading it
I started this years ago but never finished, and lately feel I've bought too much into the "showdown culture" and am due for a refresher. The subtitle for the collection of essays is Words of Wisdom on Civility in a Changing Society.
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