How thoughtful of Miss Manners to provide us with this useful, almost encyclopedic, guide to proper manners for the fin de...

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MISS MANNERS' GUIDE FOR THE TURN-OF-THE-MILLENNIUM

How thoughtful of Miss Manners to provide us with this useful, almost encyclopedic, guide to proper manners for the fin de si‚cle. For in this chaotic times, where else will the confused gentleman or lady get proper advice on such endemic problems as: how much to tip a pizza delivery person; how to word a wedding invitation when the intended host up and dies; how to turn down a request for a secret recipe withour offending; how to dress for one's first felony trial, etc. Elegant, sensible, exquisitely funny Miss Manners, through the same question-and-answer format she employed in Miss Manners' Guide to Rearing Perfect Children, 1984, leads through the dark forest of social despair and into the sunny glade of correctness; why, she even gives advice on how to handle those who whistle during card games--""Miss Manners prefers that such people be silenced with a glare, but has heard of its being done with a bullet."" (For an equally funny if less stylish manners guide for children, see Delia Ephron's Do I Have to Say Hello?, reviewed above.)

Pub Date: Nov. 1, 1989

ISBN: 067172228X

Page Count: -

Publisher: Pharos--dist. by St. Martin's

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15, 1989