"Excuse Me, But I Was Next...": How to Handle the Top 100 Manners Dilemmas

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Have you ever been annoyed by cell phone yakkers, line cutters, or movie chatterers? Been confused about who pays at a restaurant? Received a gift you hated? Fumed over how to respond to a nosy question? America's etiquette expert Peggy Post comes to the rescue in this concise, readable handbook devoted to the top 100 etiquette issues everyone wonders about. You'll learn how to politely say "no" to difficult requests, how to introduce someone if you've forgotten his or her name, how to perform damage control for e-mail bloopers, and countless other strategies for handling life's awkward moments.

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Ten Conversational Blunders . . . Five Introduction Goofs . . . Top Dinner-Table Manners Goofs . . . Tipping Guidelines . . . A Family Gathering Survival Guide . . . How to Spot a Dud on the First Date . . . Playdate Etiquette . . . How to Be a Welcome Houseguest . . . How to Simplify Gift Giving . . . Dispelling Wedding Myths . . . and much more.

In "Excuse Me, But I Was Next . . . ," Peggy Post distills the essence of etiquette for today's world into the perfect portable book.

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About the Author:

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.

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The great-granddaughter-in-law of etiquette doyenne Emily Post updates the "dos and don'ts" of contemporary social interaction. Susan Bennett confidently presents logically grouped categories of behavior--family, business relationships, and everyday social encounters. Lighthearted but helpful guidelines include teaching children to be polite to each other and adults, to be aware of public decorum, such as not wiggling and fussing in restaurants, and to gracefully share with others. Bennett adopts a more serious tone when covering party behavior, such as what to do about double-dippers, how to treat late dinner guests, and when to write thank-you notes. What makes all this work so well is Bennett's smooth, intimate voice and nonjudgmental attitude. M.T.B. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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