Emily Post's Etiquette

Emily Post's Etiquette

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  • 722 pages, 8 x 9
  • b&w illustrations
  • Hardcover

The Emily Post Institute, the most trusted brand in etiquette, tackles the latest issues regarding how we interact along with classic etiquette and manners advice in this updated and gorgeously packaged edition.

Today’s world is in a state of constant change. But one thing remains year after year: the necessity for good etiquette. This 19th edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette offers insight and wisdom on a variety of new topics and fresh advice on classic conundrums, including:

• Social media
• Living with neighbors
• Networking and job seeking
• Office issues
• Sports and recreation
• Entertaining at home and celebrations
• Weddings
• Invitations
• Loss, grieving, and condolences
• Table manners

While they offer useful information on the practical—from table settings and introductions to thank-you notes and condolences—the Posts make it clear why good etiquette matters. Etiquette is a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others, they remind us. Ultimately, being considerate, respectful, and honest is what’s really important in building positive relationships. "Please" and "thank you" do go a long way, and whether it’s a handshake, a hug, or a friend request, it’s the underlying sincerity and good intentions behind any action that matter most.

About the contributor(s): Peggy Post, Emily Post’s great-granddaughter-in-law, is a director of The Emily Post Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. Peggy writes a monthly column in Good Housekeeping and an online wedding etiquette column for the New York Times.