The authors confidently term this ""Everything You Need to Know to Have a Fabulous Social Life"" and then competently proceed to tell a great deal if not all about entertaining. They deal with the niceties and necessaries of all kinds of occasions, give a complete coverage of etiquette of invitations, acceptances and regrets, a treasury of table settings and kitchen equipment guide, provide an instant party guide from After-dinner to Weekend parties. They advise on how to find one's hostess personality, how to organize and plan the party, and the food and drink for it; refer to services one can expect to find outside the home. They are alert to the variations required by the single, married, widowed, the young and mature woman, and give particular attention to entertaining for business purposes and in the new community. Like good hostesses, they have a thought for etiquette and a care for their readers and offer them an accomplished helping hand.