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Tiffany's Table Manners for Teenagers by Walter Hoving
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Jan 04, 12

bookshelves: nonfiction, young-adult
Read in November, 2011

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Walter Hoving, founder of Tiffany & Co, wrote a book of table manners after having lunch with with teenaged grandson in the 1960s. Rereleased for the 50th anniversary, this slim volume contains advice for each course of a meal as well as the usual stuff we learn from our parents: don't slouch, don't chew with your mouth full, and put that napkin on your lap.

This is not a good fit for urban public libraries. It is a rare modern teen who sits down for a five-course formal meal that requires knowing how to use multiple utencils correctly.It was sometimes funny to read the old school advice such as "avoid imitating a trained seal." But this book will not see much use by your YA readers. Plus they want $17.99 for a 94 page book!
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