Miss Manners' Basic Training by Judith Martin
Communication

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With the failure of schools, families, and other traditional social institutions to teach the basic rules of comportment, "Miss Manners" steps into the breach with this essential new series of "Basic Training" manuals. In this volume, she explores communications, answering all the vexing questions of what to do, when, and how to do it correctly. 192 pp. Author interviews. National radio publicity. National on-line publicity. National print ads. 50,000 print.
 

About Judith Martin

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Judith Martin, born a perfect lady in an imperfect society, is the author of the Miss Manners columns and best-selling books, two novels, and a travel book on Venice. She and her husband live in Washington, DC.
 
Published December 24, 1996 by Crown. 179 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Cooking. Non-fiction

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 Miss Manners has no tolerance for call-waiting, but answering machines, E-mail, and fax machines—used with consideration and an understanding of basic etiquette—are fine with her.

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Entertainment Weekly

To navigate socially in a culture of confession, Miss Manners recommends ''the survival skill of restraint.'' The Right Thing to Say provides useful retorts to clumsy conversational gambits like ''When are you going to have a baby?'' and ''I've found God.'' But many of Miss Manners' rejoinde...

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Entertainment Weekly

''Technology likes to play a Catch-Me-If-You-Can game with etiquette...under the cocky assumption that Miss Manners can't catch up,'' Martin writes in this guide to proper conduct via fax, phone, answering machine, E-mail, and the Internet.

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Entertainment Weekly

Where her previous books promote etiquette in the name of social ease, Miss Manners' Basic Training: Eating by Judith Martin has a because-I-said-so stuffiness that undermines Miss Manners' civility crusade.

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I'd highly recommend Miss Manners' books as the modern equivalent of the old-fashioned etiquette books that where once so indispensable for anyone who wanted to enter proper society.

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