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Letitia Baldrige's New Manners for New Times: A Complete Guide to Etiquette

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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO MANNERS, REVISED AND UPDATED TO ACCOMODATE TODAY'S HIGH-SPEED LIFESTYLES, SHIFTING VALUES, AND EVER-EVOLVING DEFINITION OF FAMILY.

Letitia Baldrige is universally recognized as the country's leading authority on executive, domestic, and social manners. She began writing on manners and protocol during her diplomatic service in 1949, and she has been ha...more
ebook, 736 pages
Published November 24th 2009 by Scribner (first published November 4th 2003)
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bethany malouf
THIS BOOK IS MY BIBLE! I LOVE TO SIT IN THE TUB AND READ THIS, MAKING NOTES IN THE PAGES.

this book goes over the common sense to the profound matters of etiquette in this modern age. This is a book that I also LOVE to give as gifts to others.
Nathan
The entries range from pleasantries to pedantries, from the essential to the esoteric. I read this more as a sociological study than a how-to guide, because, in my opinion, manners are far more organic than they're made out to be. No one needs to fuss over the right-shaped wine glass who doesn't know how to handle themselves civilly (I include myself here), so "manners" as a word is, I feel, slightly outdated. These are customs and rituals, for the most part, not specifically elements of good be...more
Jordyne
too meandering story-telling to be a good guide. expected much more the reasoning behind manners, etc. Her "A Lady, First" was not about manners but picked up much more manner and life lessons in that one-- and was a great read.
Heather
Good guide book to general manners, but can probably skip the sections related to White House invitation :). Don't need to treat as the bible, but good to remain conscious of generally acceptable good manners.
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