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From the most trusted name in advice comes a fresh, contemporary guide to modern manners dilemmas.

Minding Miss Manners: In an Era of Fake Etiquette is a modern guide to modern manners. Facing down the miscreants purveying false etiquette rules (no, you may not wait a year to send a thank-you note for a gift and yes, in an age of social-media-encouraged over-familiarity you can politely refuse to answer nosy questions), Miss Manners guides you through these turbulent times with her timeless wisdom and archly acid wit.

©2020 Judith Martin (P)2020 Andrews McMeel Publishing

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Sounds like a collection of Q&A directly from the author’s website

It’s just Q&A, I was hoping some more thoroughly explanation about etiquette. It’s not systematic enough.

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Entertaining. No grand revelations.

Skilled and witty. I enjoyed it as light entertainment. It’s a sparkling piece of social commentary; and by the same token, a time
capsule. If your manners need true bolstering; don’t start with this book, get something rudimentary. I didn’t learn anything new, but I love a good turn of the phrase and the validation that my natural impulses and instincts align what the author’s.

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Great book

I enjoyed every part of this book. The content, narration and duration were great. I learned a lot and have listened to this book twice.

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An ageless book.

What a delightful book to listen to.

Proof that good manners never go out of style. Some of the questions Miss Manners received plus their answers had me laughing out loud - pure gold.

Many of these suggestions and tips can be practiced world-wide but there might be practical limitations to some. For example if you live in a country without a proper functioning postal system you may have to run the risk of annoying Miss Manners by utilizing email to send thank you cards etc.

A lot of these manners are proper common sense to me, but that might be because of where I grew up - in a conservative, small South African town. Such things were dictated to us by our elders and the church.

A very good read (listen) that I believe should be required reading/listening for everyone. Today's society focuses more on the "me" and making others feel appreciated comes a far second. It doesn't take much effort to be polite but the impact is powerful.