Emily Post's revolutionary 1922 bestseller is back with its most relevant edition yet. Join etiquette expert Peggy Post and the newest generation of the Post family as they answer today's toughest questions, from Everyday Manners and Life in the Workplace to Life Stages and Special Events, including:
Do I have to respond to every text message?
A business client is sick with a cold-am I obligated to shake his hand?
If someone follows me on Twitter, do I need to follow them back?
When is it OK to "unfriend" someone on Facebook?
I sent a personal e-mail to the wrong person-what do I do?
Is it rude to check my Blackberry during a meeting?
Do I have to bring a gift to my friend's engagement party?
Is it wrong for the bride and groom to tweet at their own wedding?
My son is busy with homework and afterschool activities-is it OK for me to write the thank you cards for his Bar Mitzvah?
Is it appropriate to wear bright colors to a funeral?
And many more.
Of course, the Posts don't stint on the classic advice conundrums in this truly comprehensive book, with guides on names and titles, official forms of address, dress codes, invitations, etiquette for food and drink, and wedding budgets. But as Emily herself knew, "Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use." The Posts infuse this relaxed sentiment throughout the book and make readers feel like they're talking to an old friend, rather than receiving a lecture from an angry schoolmarm. Plus, ETIQUETTE's new 8 x 9 trim and hip, one-color design make it a gorgeous collector's item, worthy of gracing any coffee table.