THE EMILY POST BOOK OF ETIQUETTE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE by Elizabeth L. Post

THE EMILY POST BOOK OF ETIQUETTE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For etiquette read decorum, for young people read mid-teens, for laughs read the book. On allowances--the country boy who takes his date to ""square dances"" needs less than the city boy who frequents ""night clubs and dance halls;"" on personal hygiene for boys--"" a daily shower is a must;"" on introductions--"" Joe, this is the blond I told you about"" is okay for kids. This last is typical of the author's colloquialisms; others are ""snitch,"" ""beef,"" and ""fibbing."" She mentions that her editors prevented her from using more slang--jeepers creepers.) Trouble is that the standard formulas for handling situations--which don't sound as silly in the adult etiquette books--are embossed with all sorts of genteel advice on attitudes and images (including sex). If you want to know which fork to use first, see E.P. Sr.; if you want counseling, see 155.5 (or 612.6).

Pub Date: Nov. 20th, 1967
Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls