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Publisher Description

An indispensable manual to navigating life from birth to death without making a false move.

Your neighbor denounces cellular telephones as instruments of the devil. Your niece swears that no one expects thank-you letters anymore. Your father-in-law insists that married women have to take their husbands' names. Your guests plead that asking them to commit themselves to attending your party ruins the spontaneity. Who is right? Miss Manners, of course. With all those amateurs issuing unauthorized etiquette pronouncements, aren't you glad that there is a gold standard to consult about what has really changed and what has not? The freshly updated version of the classic bestseller includes the latest letters, essays, and illustrations, along with the laugh-out-loud wisdom of Miss Manners as she meets the new millennium of American misbehavior head-on. This wickedly witty guide rules on the challenges brought about by our ever-evolving society, once again proving that etiquette, far from being an optional extra, is the essential currency of a civilized world.

February 7
W. W. Norton & Company
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Customer Reviews

egyptiankarim ,

Miss Manners Does It Again

A fantastically well-written, and immensely enjoyable book that sums up table settings, proper greetings, and everything you need to know about being polite. This should be required reading for anyone seeking to join modern civil society. I keep a copy by my bed side. And now on my iPad!


Seems to be missing a lot of content

This book, at least the electronic edition, while delightful in most other respects, cannot be complete. There are several references to chapters, 25, 35, 37, etc., and there are only 10 chapters in the edition I bought from Apple. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to tell if the print version is also missing the bulk of its content, because neither Amazon nor the publisher will share the table of contents. Oh dear! What would Miss Manners say?

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