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Amy Vanderbilt's Everyday Etiquette

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Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 1st 1983 by Bantam (first published November 1st 1970)
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Penny
Aug 15, 2008 Penny rated it liked it
When I joined Cotillion in high school (the lazy Cotillion that involved only twice-yearly teas and that I did mainly for resume padding, not the Cotillion with the coming-out ball and stuff), my mom half-jokingly got me two etiquette books, this one and a 1901 "Etiquette for All Occasions" by Mrs. Burton Kingsland.

I still have both books and have actually learned quite a bit from them.
Mark
Dec 08, 2013 Mark rated it liked it
I've got a soft spot for etiquette books. I'm all for the satisfaction, and superiority, that comes with knowing when a taffeta dress is appropriate for a wedding reception, or whether it's all right for a junior executive to wear a sports coat with slacks in the office, especially when senior executives do it.

Back in my younger years I kept a tumblr on modern etiquette, a real page-turner, bringing delight and pleasure to literally tens of followers. This isn't mentioned in some callow attempt
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Bella Cermola
Jul 06, 2013 Bella Cermola rated it really liked it
Manners never go out of style! We may approach certain circumstances differently because of advancements in life, such as technology, but the essence is there. Great reference book!
Erika
Nov 23, 2007 Erika rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: etiquette
This book is in the format of questions asked by readers and grouped together in chapters.
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Amy Vanderbilt was an American authority on etiquette. In 1952 she published the best selling book Amy Vanderbilt's Complete Book of Etiquette. The book, later retitled Amy Vanderbilt's Etiquette, has been updated and is still in circulation today. The most recent edition was edited by Nancy Tuckerman and Nancy Dunnan. Its longtime popularity has led to it being considered a standard of etiquette ...more
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