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The Little Book of Etiquette: Tips on Socially Correct Dining
Sheila M. Long
0760720193
July 2000
Hardcover
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How to Be a Gentleman
John Bridges
1558535969
Mar 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Should you take a business call on your cellular phone during a dinner date? How do you act at a funeral? What is the best way to accept a compliment? When do you say, "I'm sorry"? John Bridges answers these questions and more in a book for men that combines Emily Post and Miss Manners without being snobbish, boring, or intimidating. This book is an indispensable guide for men of all ages who aspire to become gentlemen.

About the Author


5 Steps to Professional Presence: How to Project Confidence, Competence, and Credibility at Work

1580624421


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Clifford's Manners
Norman Bridwell
0590442856
Apr 1987
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Everyone loves Clifford, the big red dog, because Emily Elizabeth has taught him such beautiful manners. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Emily Post's the Etiquette Advantage in Business: Personal Skills for Professional Success
Peggy Post
0060760028
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Could a better understanding of etiquette have prevented the Enron scandal? Well, lying to shareholders never constituted good manners in anyone's book, nor good business sense, so perhaps. Drawing such lines is what the Posts attempt in the early chapters of this updated version of their business etiquette book, where they equate good ethics with good business. But really, is the slope between saying that the boss is in a meeting (when he's not) and distorting P&L statements actually that slippery? In trying to suggest that it is, the early chapters of this book provide little helpful guidance on actionable business conduct and come dangerously close to mimicking an employee handbook. Once the authors leave behind the discussion of ethics, cubicle etiquette and general office building conduct-please, no singing...


Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition
Peggy Post
0066209579
November 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Looking for the user’s manual that should have come with your life? This compendium of socially acceptable responses to every conceivable opportunity for personal embarrassment or inadvertent insult is as close as you’re likely to get. Post, great-granddaughter-in-law to the famous Emily, carries on the family business as a recognized authority and frequently interviewed and published author. Far from quaint, her update to the 1922 classic includes sections on how to graciously discuss a potential sex partner’s past and the circumstances under which one can re-gift in good conscience. These new sections seamlessly co-exist with discussions on perennially necessary topics, such as where to place a soupspoon when setting a formal table and whether one may wear white after Labor Day (the answer is...


Prophetic Etiquette: Your Complete Handbook on Giving and Receiving Prophecy

0884196755


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Talk to the Hand
Lynne Truss
1592401716
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
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Lynne Truss is the pundit of pet peeves. She's taken on the ignorance of basic grammar with Eats, Shoots & Leaves, now she bravely rallies against the abysmal state of manners. And while she uses the Jerry Springer-esque phrase of 'talk to the hand' as her title, it's obvious she'd like to have snarkily dubbed it "Learn Some Effing Manners People!"--only she's too polite to do so. (It should be noted that while she's shocked by 6-year-olds using the f -word, she's hopeful that it's so overused that it'll soon sink into obsolescence.) To hammer across her points on politesse, Truss pulls quotations from an astonishing range of sources. Sociologist Erving Goffman is a favorite, but the Simpsons (of cartoon fame, not Jessica & Ashlee), Evelyn...


The Grouchy Ladybug
Eric Carle
069401320X
Sept 1999
Hardcover
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HarperCollins
Progressing through a series of brilliantly colored die-cut pages, a bad-tempered braggart becomes a nicer, happier, better-behaved bug. This "visual delight ... can readily be used to discuss manners and social behavior."--The Reading Teacher. The arrangement of the book also introduces concepts of comparative size and telling time. (Picture book.) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
This beloved Eric Carle classic returns once again in a colorful new board book format. For generations, The Grouchy Ladybug has delighted readers of all ages with the story of a bad-tempered bug who won't say "please" or "thank you," won't share, and thinks she is bigger and better than anyone else. As children follow the Grouchy Ladybug on her...


Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette: Cherished Traditions and Contemporary Ideas for a Joyous Celebration
Peggy Post
0060745045
December 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
What makes a perfect wedding? "[The bride] and the groom both look as though there were sunlight behind their eyes, as though their mouths irresistibly turned to smiles," wrote Emily Post in 1922's Etiquette. Great-granddaughter-in-law Peggy Post, author of the fourth edition of Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, absolutely agrees with Miss Emily. To ensure those bright eyes and smiles, she imparts thoughtful and commonsensical advice on how to plan for not just your wedding, but for all the social and familial obligations and traditions that a wedding entails.

Unlike many wedding manuals, Post includes advice for the "encore" bride as well as for the new bride. In this day of remarriages and blended families, tact and strategy are often needed to make sure feelings aren't hurt and everything runs as smoothly as possible. A...



Being Dead is No Excuse : The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral
Gayden Metcalfe, Charlotte Hays
1401359345
March 16, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Metcalfe, a lifelong Southerner who's been hiding out in the social circles of Greenville, Miss., exposes the culinary and cultural last rites of the deep South in a fashion that is as sidesplitting as it is politically incorrect, as sincere as it is backstabbingly brutal. She is capably aided by Hays, a "recovering gossip columnist" from Washington, D.C. Residents of the Mississippi Delta, where "polishing silver is the southern lady's version of grief therapy," take their comfort food semiseriously, be it traditional Pickled Shrimp, Liketa Died Potatoes (which incorporate both cheddar cheese and canned cheddar cheese soup) or cream cheese–laden Pecan Tassies. Nobody would be caught dead without Tomato Aspic at the funeral, and St. James' Cranberry Congealed Salad topped with mayonnaise is...


How to Be a Lady
Candice Simpson-Giles
1558539395
Oct 2001
Bargain - Hardcover
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Book Description

Whether a woman is a contractor, a stay-at-home mother, or a high-powered attorney, the suggestions in How to Be a Lady will cause others to think "Wow! She's got it all together!" If a lady is on a diet, she does not speak of it at the table A lady never eats a meal while behind the wheel of a car A lady makes it a point to know the names of the teams playing in the Super Bowl

The roles women play in society today are drastically different than they were 25 years ago, and some of the rules are different as well.

Patterned after the successful How to Be a Gentleman, How to Be a Lady is a practical book of etiquette that is not snobbish, boring or intimidating. It is designed for a new century by discussing such issues as how to dress for the workplace, the...



Chinese Business Etiquette: A Guide to Protocol, Manners and Culture in the People's Republic of China
Scott D. Seligman
0446673870
March 1999
Paperback
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Letitia Baldrige's New Complete Guide to Executive Manners
Letitia Baldrige
0892563621
January 1993
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This book tells executives (and others) how to behave in business situations. Baldrige discusses traditional points of etiquette (e.g., making introductions and using proper forms of address), but also gives guidelines for other types of behavior, such as dressing appropriately and planning a meeting. The result is a comprehensive handbook on business manners which combines protocol with common sense. Baldrige, who revised The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette and who served as Jacqueline Kennedy's chief of staff, writes in clear and entertaining fashion. This useful book deserves a place in most business and etiquette collections. Wendy Allex, Central Arkansas Lib. System, Little RockCopyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this...


A Book of Courtesy: The Art of Living with Yourself and Others
Sister Mary Mercedes O.P.
0062517589
May 1, 2001
Hardcover
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--Peter J. Gomes, author of The Good Book
"This wonderfully useful book does not come a day too soon...a must read for all generations!

--Peter J. Gomes, author of The Good Book
"This wonderfully useful book does not come a day too soon…a must read for all generations!”

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Little Flower Girl
Linda Tracey Brandon
0679876952
March 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
What exactly does a flower girl do? What's the most fun part of a wedding? Does a flower girl get to wear make-up? What if she messes up? Little girls can find the answers to all of these questions and much more, as they follow the adventures of one little flower girl. A magical book--enhanced by sweet, quirky artwork that captures the wedding spirit-and a must for any child who's going to a wedding, participating in one.  

Card catalog description
Louisa is excited to be the flower girl at Uncle Jim's wedding.

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The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!
Mo Willems
0786818697
May 1, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Sesame Street veteran and Emmy Award-winner Mo Willems returns with a fast, funny follow-up to Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!--only this time, the short-tempered pigeon faces his perfect foil in a "special guest star" duckling. In the previous Pigeon book, author and illustrator Willems expertly distilled the escalating emotions of preschoolers all too anxious to get their way. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog--also a simple and sparsely illustrated story--explores the flip side of that coin, exposing the poker-face persuasive powers of young negotiators. The pigeon just wants to greedily eat the hot dog that he's found: "Oooooh! A hot dog! Yummy! Yummy! Yummy!" Then along comes the duckling, "scooty scoot scoot!" with his insistent questions about hot dogs: "What do they taste like?...Would you say that it tastes like...


Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work
Jacqueline Whitmore
0312338090
July 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“A much-needed primer for professionals in today’s business environment because whether you realize it or not, good manners and proper protocol can make or break a promising business relationship.” —Tony Alessandra, Ph.D., co-author of The Platinum Rule

“How you treat others and how you conduct yourself are not casual imperatives. They are important, and if you agree, then this engagingly written book ought to entice you to its pages.” —Jack Valenti, former president of the Motion Picture Association of America



Excuse Me!: A Little Book of Manners
Karen Katz (Illustrator)
0448425858
May 27, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
"Please" and "thank you" are fun and easy to remember with Excuse Me!. Simple and repetitive, it's the perfect way to introduce those magic words that all little ones should know. From burping to breaking a sibling's toy, toddlers will love seeing these appealing babies in situations they know all about, and they'll have fun lifting the flaps to discover the right words to say-"Excuse me!" and "I'm sorry!"


Event Planning : The Ultimate Guide to Successful Meetings, Corporate Events, Fundraising Galas, Conferences, Conventions, Incentives and Other Special Events
Judy Allen
0471644129
April 11, 2000
Hardcover
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Review
“…we highly recommend this well-organised, very practical book to all event planners…” (getAbstract.com, 8th November 2005)

SUCCESS Magazine ( March 2001)SUCCESS Magazine ( March 2001)
A blueprint for executing events for 50 or 2,000, with budgets of a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands.

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Little Book of Etiquette: A Personal and Professional Guide to Dining (Irresistible Miniature Edition Series)
Running Press Books
0762400099
January 1997
Hardcover
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Gentlemanners Collection
John Bridges
1401601235
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description

The goal of the GentleManners series of books is quite simple-to provide people with the tools they need to make this planet a nicer, more civilized place to live. This attractive slip cased collection contains 3 books written for men:

HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN
AS A GENTLEMAN WOULD SAY
A GENTLEMAN GETS DRESSED UP

Each of the three books in this set will arm men of all ages with the knowledge to fit in and feel comfortable in almost any social or business setting.

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Emily Post's Teen Etiquette
Elizabeth L. Post
0062733370
August 1995
Paperback
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From Booklist
Gr. 7^-12. Probably not on any teen's must-read list, this is nevertheless chockablock with information YAs may find useful as well as some they'll simply mock. It contains much of the same sort of advice gathered in the authors' 1986 book Emily Post Talks with Teens about Manners and Etiquette, which ranged from tips on tipping to mannerly introductions. Chapters on table manners and communication are the most thorough in this book, with the latter including etiquette for e-mail, call-waiting, and even beepers. As in the earlier book, there are suggestions on ways to smooth out family relationships and conduct oneself on dates and with peers, with the authors urging teens not to give in to pressure to "use drugs and alcohol, to smoke cigarettes or marijuana, to shoplift, to have sex for the wrong reasons." The...


Walter, the Farting Dog (Walter the Farting Dog)
William Kotzwinkle, et al
1583940537
October 10, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
We hold this truth to be self-evident: farting makes kids laugh. Walter, an apologetic-looking dog adopted from the pound, passes gas morning, noon, and night, no matter what he eats, whether it's a 25-pound bag of low-fart dog biscuits, cat food, or fried chicken. On the bright side, "If Uncle Irv let one slip, he just went and stood near Walter." When Father reaches the limit of his patience with Walter's flatulence, he decides the pooch is once again pound-bound, despite Betty and Billy's pleading. Poor Walter knows his days are numbered and "He resolved to hold in his farts forever." That very night, two burglars break into Walter's family's house, and (you can see where this is going) Walter gasses the burglars with a "hideous cloud" that forces them to drop their loot and run into the clutches of the police...


How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food
Jane Yolen
0439241022
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2–Another addition to the humorous series that began with How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? (Scholastic, 2000). In the first part of the book, dinosaurs burp, belch, and display all kinds of other inappropriate behaviors during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Spinosaurus doesn't eat all his food...[he spits] out his broccoli partially chewed. Quetzalcoatlus fusses, fidgets, and squirms in his chair in a restaurant, while Amargasaurus flips his spaghetti high into the air. But, is this the way that dinosaurs should act? Of course not. So, a very genteel Cryolophosaurus says please and thank you while sitting very still, Lambeosaurus tries everything at least once, and Spinosaurus never drops anything onto the floor. In the last image, a very proper Cryolophosaurus–with pinky in the...


Fancy Nancy
Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator)
0060542098
December 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K–Young Nancy, like her literary predecessors Eloise and Olivia, is a glamour queen dropped into a boring world–Nobody in my family is fancy at all. They never even ask for sprinkles. She determines to rescue her relatives from their humdrum existence by giving them lessons and accessorizing their mundane wardrobes. A situation that is charming when observed by adults in real life doesnt translate into a successful picture book. Children pretending to be fabulous creatures is appealing when it is innocent and unforced. This book, despite Glassers wonderfully energetic artwork, is ultimately a story told by adults for adults.–Kathleen Whalin, York Public Library, ME Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner : Worksheets, Checklists, Etiquette, Calendars, and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Carley Roney
0767902475
December 28, 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
This practical companion to The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings in the Real World acts as a stand-alone guide to the nuts and bolts of planning a wedding. The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner is where the bride and groom can record wedding ideas, create budget guidelines, check items off their to-do list, generate the guest list, store contact information for their wedding vendors, and get tips and advice on the best way to plan their big day.

Chapter by chapter, the planner walks the bridal couple through each major step: for example, choosing the reception site, picking a photographer, and deciding on a menu. Author Carley Roney and the editors of The Knot Web site have talked with both wedding professionals and hundreds of thousands of brides and grooms, and have a good idea of the necessary ingredients for a successful...



Choosing Civility : The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct
P. M. Forni
0312302509
November 8, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, cellphones, and multi-tasking. In Choosing Civility, P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others. In clear, witty, and, well...civilized language, Forni covers topics that include:

* Think Twice Before Asking Favors
* Give Constructive Criticism
* Refrain from Idle Complaints
* Respect Others' Opinions
* Don't Shift Responsibility and Blame
* Care for Your Guests
* Accept and Give Praise

Finally, Forni provides examples of how to put each rule into practice and so make life-and the lives of others-more enjoyable, companionable, and rewarding.

Choosing...

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