Town & Country Modern Manners: The Thinking Person's Guide to Social Graces

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Thomas P. Farley
Hearst Books, 2005 - Počet stran: 256
As a follow up to the extremely successful Town & Country's Social Graces comes this new collection of essays by some of our most celebrated writers, exploring the need for manners in today's hectic world. Such keen observers as David Brown, Hugh Downs, Frank McCourt, and Peggy Noonan offer their witty and incisive views on how to avoid offending others.

Town & Country magazine has been synonymous with good taste and refinement for more than a century. So who better to comment on the need for manners in a time of constant cell phone chatter, non-step competition, hair-trigger-tempers, and fast-paced lifestyles? Both humorous and insightful, this sparkling collection of essays reflects on the pressing need for kindness, consideration, and civilized behavior. And the list of contributors is stellar: David Brown makes a persuasive plea for civility; Jamie Lee Curtis talks about "Having Dinner with the Family"; Sonya Friedman reflects on motherhood; Charles Osgood comments on everyday courtesies; and Ted Sorenson discusses "Patriotic Pride." With topics that range from the art of listening to good elevator etiquette, these eloquent pieces offer advice worth following.

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Introduction by Pamela Fiori
11
Win Some Lose Some by Charles Osgood
21
Peaceful Coexistence
31
Elevator Ups and Downs by Patricia Marx
37
When Bad Things Happen to Bad People
45
The Genuine Article
51
Insincerely Yours by John Sedgwick
57
Material Whirl by Jane Hammerslough
66
You Must Be Kidding
121
Way Too Familiar? by Joan Caraganis Jakobson
127
Home Is Where the Heart
137
In the Company of Friends by Karen Duffy
144
Lets Make a Meal by Francine Maroukian
154
Thank You for Not Sharing by Andy Borowitz
163
FACE OF THE NATION
173
Minding Miss Manners An interview with Judith Martin
180

Marriage Matters
73
Matrimonial Manners by Stacey Okun
79
To Love and to Cherish? by Janet Carlson Freed
90
So What Do You Expect? by Jill Kargman
102
How to Treat Your Nanny by Janet Carlson Freed
110
The Mother Tongue
189
Fighting Words by Geoffrey Nunberg
195
September 11 2001
206
What Ive Learned by Peggy Noonan
216
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