In a world that seems morals and ethics are lagging, there is an icon that continues to guide America to appropriate behavior. Emily Post, a true American “lady”, is renowned for instilling smart practices, manners and what is appropriate in business and societal situations. If you are not familiar with Emily Post, her book Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home became a best seller in 1922. Four generations later, the 18th edition, ETIQUETTE, is a must read for young men, women, business professionals, CEOs, couples and moms.
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WHAT’S IN THIS BOOK
It’s been seven years since the last edition of EmilyPost’s ETIQUETTE, and the world has changed. Seven years ago the term “social networking” didn’t exist ,everyone had a land-line, cell phones didn’t allow email access, and there was no such thing as an e-reader, iPad or Skype. These inventions have drastically altered the way people relate to each other. That’s where ETIQUETTE comes into play, as an essential tool in navigating 21st century communication.
The definitive voice in American manners, Emily Post’s ETIQUETTE, 18th Edition tackles modern issues—from texting and tweeting, to iPhones and Facebook. The Posts set guidelines like these for the first time ever. The 18th edition also incorporates younger voices, as Peggy Post begins to pass the reins down to
Emily Post’s great-great grandchildren, Anna, Lizzie and Dan. They answer today’s toughest questions, from everyday manners and life in the workplace, to life stages and weddings including:
- Do I have to respond to every email and text?
- A business client is sick with a cold—am I obliged to shake his hand?
- When is it OK to “unfriend” someone on Facebook?
- If I’m in the middle seat of an airplane row, do I automatically get both armrests?
- Is it wrong for the bride and groom to tweet at their own wedding?
- Do I have to bring a gift to my friend’s engagement party?
- Should I cover my tattoos and piercings before a job interview?
- Should I throw a divorce party?
While they address contemporary issues, the Posts don’t stint on classic conundrums. Emily Post’s ETIQUETTE (18th Edition) includes guides on names and titles, official forms of address, dress codes, invitations, eating and drinking, and wedding budgets. The Posts present etiquette in a conversational tone and various formats— charts, boxes, bullet lists, Q&As.
Other suggested books by the Post family:
“Essential Manners For Men“, “Essential Manners For Couples” and co-authored “The Etiquette Advantage In Business,”