From the Back Cover
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From social networking to social graces, the name Emily Post has been the definitive source on etiquette for generations of Americans. That tradition continues with the 18th edition of Etiquette, which welcomes a new generation of Posts—Anna Post, Lizzie Post, and Daniel Post Senning—the great-great grandchildren of Emily Post. Led by Peggy Post, author of the 16th and 17th editions of Etiquette, this team shows how twenty-first-century manners are a combination of kindness, confidence, and awareness.
New trends, topics, and societal hot zones include:
- When is it okay to “unfriend” someone on Facebook?
- If I’m in a middle seat on an airplane, do I automatically get both armrests?
- A business client is sick with a cold—am I obligated to shake his hand?
- Is it rude for guests to tweet from a wedding?
- Do I have to buy a gift if I attend a destination wedding?
- Can I email a condolence note?
- Should I cover up my tattoo for a job interview?
The Posts don’t stint on classic conundrums, either. Emily Post’s Etiquette includes advice on names and titles, dress codes, invitations, table manners, workplace frustrations, and weddings.
According to the Posts, though times have changed, the principles of good manners remain constant. Above all, manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. Being considerate, respectful, and honest is more important than knowing which fork to use. Whether it’s a handshake or a fist bump, it’s the underlying sincerity and good intentions of the action that matter most.
About the Author
Peggy Post, Emily Post’s great-granddaughter-in-law, is a director of The Emily Post Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. Peggy writes a monthly column in Good Housekeeping and an online wedding etiquette column for the New York Times.
Anna Post is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, the coauthor of Great Get-Togethers, and the author of Do I Have to Wear White? and Emily Post’s Wedding Parties. Anna contributes regularly to Reuters and DailyWorth.com, and is a columnist for Inside Weddings magazine. She also conducts business seminars for major corporations.
Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, is the coauthor of Great Get-Togethers, and author of How Do You Work This Life Thing? Lizzie is the Institute’s graphic designer. She also produces the Institute’s videos and e-learning programs.
Daniel Post Senning is the great-great-grandson of Emily Post. As the manager of Web development and online content at The Emily Post Institute, Daniel develops and maintains the Institute’s website and social media presence. He also conducts business seminars for corporations and universities nationwide.