Emily Post's Etiquette

Emily Post s Etiquette This is a edition of the famous Emily Post book on Etiquette In very fine condition No dust jacket Very collectible

  • Title: Emily Post's Etiquette
  • Author: Emily Post
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  • Page: 196
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is a 1937 edition of the famous Emily Post book on Etiquette In very fine condition No dust jacket Very collectible.

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    1. Emily Post

      Emily Post was a United States author who promoted what she considered proper etiquette She wrote books surrounding the topic of etiquette.Emily s family that continue the ettiquette genre books Elizabeth L Post, granddaughter in lawPeggy Post wife of Emily s great grandson, Allen PostPeter Post, great grandsonCindy Post Senning, great granddaughter and a director of The Emily Post InstituteAnna Post, great great granddaughterLizzie Post, great great granddaughter

    773 thoughts on “Emily Post's Etiquette”

    1. I'm not being ironic when I write that Post is an ethical philosopher of the American type, with Santayana and James. British and French etiquette books, and many American ones, are about preserving class structure or social climbing (how to mask one's Inferior birth). But Post's dicta are all based on one pragmatic goal: keep your feet off the other guy's toes, or, don't take up more space than's yours. It's the basis of the sweetest, most generous treatment of the other: don't open your car do [...]

    2. I am kind of obsessed with etiquette. This book is a bible of propriety. It seriously addresses EVERYTHING you could possibly wonder about. Along with the basics, like when to write a thank-you note, which fork to use, how to act at various religious ceremonies, what to wear to a semi-formal wedding in November (for example), at what age children should be saying "please" and "thank you," the "who pays?" date dilemma, how to handle a party guest who stays too long, and how much to tip for variou [...]

    3. This book is a classic and a must for any young woman. I read it cover to cover when I was 21 as it was a gift from my grandmother. It is a pity that so many of these graces and little niceties are going by the wayside in the modern world. I think our youth today would greatly benefit from this book. Should be required reading!(Note: I do not find the Peggy Post revised editions as good as the original Emily Post guides.)

    4. This book is a must-have for every home. I coveted it for years until finally someone - my father - acknowledged my unhealthy obsession with etiquette was best abetted by adding to the bookshelf. The thumbed guide and index make this an effortless reference book. Confession: Sometimes I come home from social gatherings and secretly chronicle what my friends have done that Emily Post would abhor with a silent head shake.

    5. This is self-help so it only gets three stars. When I was a teenager on homeschool, my sister and I decided we would like to do an independent study class on proper etiquette for fun. This book was so interesting! I feel so much more cultured and educated now that I know the proper ways things are supposed to be done. And it's not something 'snooty' to know about - it's about truly loving and respecting other people. That's what etiquette is all about. It's shows real class. And you don't have t [...]

    6. Ah, to be gently guided in behaving correctly. It's what separates us humans from the rest of the animals and that separation is, at times it would seem, quickly closing together. This is a wonderful book. It should be on everyone's bookshelf and referred to so often as to be dog-eared and falling apart. I love this book. I love that it can give me patience and restraint when I want to misbehave, say the wrong thing and act like a buffoon in public. I love that it gives me great examples for my [...]

    7. I found the 1945 edition of this book on the free shelves outside the library learned a lot about "Managing the Small Household" with only one servant!

    8. Well I feel more confident in my Interpersonal relations now. So basically, don't say what I'm actually thinking. Got it.

    9. One of the great mysteries of my childhood was why my mother thought it was important enough to have this book on the shelf. I tried to understand it, but it seemed too complicated. I remember it now as byzantine. I associated it with many of the old Hollywood movies I saw on TV. They depicted wealthy families speaking with round-toned diction and wearing dressing gowns and negligees at the breakfast table. Their servants brought in soft boiled eggs in special cups. It also seemed to have someth [...]

    10. A book that everyone must own. It helps to explain those social situations where you dont know what to do or what to say. It isn't all about what fork to use, rather, it explains what it means to be a polite and gracious person in your family, your circle of friends, your work and in society in general. Simple things that too often people forget, like making sure you greet everyone when you enter a gathering, or making sure that you the first thing out of your mouth when you get home is more aki [...]

    11. Etiquette should not be a foreign word! Pick this up, let's be more like ladies and gentlemen! There was a time that manners meant something, now the boys wear their clothes low to show off their boxers - do they know what that means in prison? Could somebody please tell these boys that if they were in prison, wearing their pants below their buttholes means they are available? It is easy access for Butch??d for girls who wear their clothes too tight! Take time to learn how to go to dinner and ea [...]

    12. Best enjoyed in good company. I read this aloud with friends over a period of cold winter nights. The disparity between expected public behavior to that of a century ago is laughable (or deplorable). Makes for great conversational fodder. I expect to pull this out again for a dinner club I'm starting. Another great surprise - my copy has my grandmother's notes in the margins from when it was required reading in college in the 1940's.

    13. I have this edition. It is wonderfully and intelligently written, with topics just as important and valuable today as yesterday. Being considerate of others no knows age, as etiquette is, simplified, ensuring that everyone is comfortable and respected in all social scenarios. I often refer to this edition, as it has become my “go to” resource on etiquette.

    14. I read this book for one reason.I wanted to know what rules I was breaking. I like to make my social mistakes on purpose.

    15. So this was. Interesting. I checked this out from my library because it's this giant 20-year-old etiquette book and I thought it would be fun/kind of funny to check it out and read it, but then for some ungodly reason, someone put it on reserve and so I had to read the last six hundred pages of it in like two days and so. Um.But it's not difficult to get through, and to be honest, most of it comes down to 'be aware of people and don't be a dick to them', which is, I mean, not terrible advice. It [...]

    16. A wonderful resource and a comprehensive guide to navigating social situations.A few warnings for the reader: some of the advice regarding technology is dated but that is likely due to the year this particular edition (the 17th) was written. Also, this book is American-centrique and Christian-centrique.

    17. I can't say enough good things about this book! Every time I page through it, I'm amazed at how thorough and wonderful it is. Even the trickiest situations I can think of are addressed and this new edition includes etiquette for our modern lives as well as older traditions. The best part is, the book is flawlessly put together and provides all this amazing information without ever once being condescending or cold. I'll definitely be keeping a copy of this as a reference in my home!

    18. I'm at a bit of a loss as to who would read this book. Perhaps in 100 years it would be interesting to someone wondering about a general overview of social mores of our time, or perhaps a studious immigrant would want to read it to get a general idea of what people think is polite in America.For an immigrant from a less violent country, this would perhaps be especially useful as the book repeats several times how important the advice is to keep you from being killed. In fact, I was a little surp [...]

    19. This will be one of the shortest reviews I've ever written on :1. Because of a weird argument with my ever so culturally inclined mother regarding proper plate and utensil placement on a table, I decided to check out the two standbys of etiquette for the modern age: "The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette : 50th Anniversary Edition" by Nancy Tuckerman and Nancy Dunnan and this book.2. Read through the Vanderbilt (yes, I read that massive book) and learned new things about things I hadn't [...]

    20. This 17th edition of Emily Post's Etiquette, published in 2004, was a great comprehensive guide to etiquette. It is written by Emily's great granddaughter, Peggy Post. It has a wealth of information and is well organized and indexed and very complete. I would like to own a copy of this (or of a later edition if there is one). I was preparing to teach a youth group from church about etiquette. This book was wonderful. I found explanations about what etiquette is and why it is important, which I u [...]

    21. ***If you have questions on the "how-to" manners for social media, this is a must read"The 18th edition of Emily Post’s book, “Etiquette” is all about “manners for a new world” and not just table manners like some might think. This edition includes “new trends, topics and societal hot zones,” from everyday behaviors, to FaceBook etiquettes, job searches, “life in the workplace” and more. Principle authors include fresh new voices of fourth generation Posts, Peggy, Daniel and Li [...]

    22. This review is for the 17th edition, from 2004. I have no idea what made me pick this up at the library. I skipped over a few things that I will really never need to know (like etiquette while playing golf), but I read most of the 847 pages with the gaze of an anthropologist. Some of the topics were unfamiliar to me - like wedding announcements, I don't know people whose parents would pay for their wedding or would be "presenting them." HOWEVER, there was a paragraph on moshing etiquette. Swear. [...]

    23. This was my grandfather's etiquette book. I gather it was used to raise my mother. It usually sits on my desk in my classroom. There is a passage I read to my students each year. Believe it or not, there isn't much in here regarding children. That's because children were thought of differently in 1940. Anyhow, the passage I read likens children to dogs. Seriously!I find this book helpful for how to respond to social invitations, etc. I attempt to follow proper form in those settings even if othe [...]

    24. Always fun to compare this streamlined 1984 (14th edition) with my 1959 (9th edition) book. It would appear a new edition comes out every 4-5 years, as I think an 18th edition is now available? Gee, who'd figure etiquette changed that rapidly? Ah, heck - with the degeneration of civil society today we should be down to a comic-book size/version by 2020 ish! And then after almost a hundred years of instructing ladies and gentlemen about pinkie-extension during tea - they'll be advising us on how [...]

    25. The edition I have is from the early 70's and there are things that are probably considered outdated but at the same time are tradition in our culture. Like Men sitting on the outside of the aile. I enjoy most the excerpts from the original Emily Post Etiquette, she was a real hard-ass and let her opinion be know.I've learned about calling cards which are a big deal in my Jane Austen and similar reading and I've come to appreciated the art of letter writing much more. I great book for the sociol [...]

    26. I love this book who really knows proper etiquette anymore? Do you know when to wear and take off your hat? Do you know about real cell phone etiquette. I think etiquette is a lost art. No one wants to do it anymore. This is a must own book for those of us who aren't invited to fabulous parties this way we can reverence this book so we know what to do!! There's even a section about text-message etiquette!! Please buy this book for the Young Adults in your life.

    27. I do not own this lovely new version of Emily Post's Etiquette in a purple cover. I do however own a lovely well worn version of one of her originally published books by the same title. I read this book in it's entirety and since then, keep it on my shelf for reference which believe it or not, I pull out and use quite often. This is by far one of my favorite books.

    28. My 1945 edition promises me postwar etiquette, so you will know to whom you send your bread-and-butter letter after you are in a war. Which may be difficult if you get killed. So don't do that and be rude.(I realized partway through reading this that I have previously read the 1922 edition electronically.)

    29. My edition's from the 40s (and signed by the author!) I wonder to what extent the family has changed it over the years. Anyway, this is a really good book, with not nearly as much useless information as is commonly believed. Much of it is quite philosophical.

    30. Feel like this book should be a required reading in school, much of the info in here is common sense however it is great to get a refresh and reminder of certain behaviours you have that may affect other people around you.

    31. Absolutely one of my favorite reference books. Great gift for graduates, and those that want to remain polished.

    32. Interesting from a historical perspective, but I didn't feel I the advice was widely applicable to modern society.

    33. Everyone should have this book. Or at least use it as a reference every once in awhile. Everyone will learn something, I promise, and the world will be a better place.Listen up, people: in general, the bride's family does not give the bride a wedding shower (there are exceptions). Learn how to write a thank you note. Learn when to write a thank you note. Refer to this book for some ideas on what to do when you come over and stay in my house for 2 weeks.

    34. Excellent reference of etiquettes for all sorts of occasions, from wedding attire to how to write a thank you note (and everything in between). Good manners is a timeless virtue and though some etiquettes might have become less common with time (eg. no white after Labor Day), everyone could benefit by having a copy of this in their home, lest they commit some silly manner faux-pas.

    35. I find etiquette - or, I guess, differing opinions on and rules of - fascinating, and Emily Post is the go-to name for etiquette. It's been updated (as the name would imply), and now it includes an entire chapter on divorce and post-divorce etiquette, and another on electronic communication.I'd really like to dig up a first edition, and see how thing have changed over the years.

    36. I am really looking forward to getting my hands on this book. With this day and age, etiqutte seems to be placed on the back burner more and more frequently. I have had an opportunity to flip through it some at the store and from it appears, it appears to be well organized and up to date with current trends, such as cell phone etiqutte as well as emails.

    37. When I first read this I would've given it probably 1.5 stars, but it stays with you, all this random information and I found that my personality improved because of it. This book is probably the main reason that I started reading homekeepng and etiquette books. I've since picked Miss Manners as my favorite, but this is a good one too.

    38. I read this book all the time. It's handy layout and indices make it easy to flip through and find your situation. When I'm talking to Indiana about some instance, I always bring it out and read the passage so that she can gain a bearing on the why's and wherefore's of inclusion in civilized society.

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