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Applying Jackie’s philosophies to every aspect of contemporary life, including relationships, office politics, family matters, and entertaining, What Would Jackie Do? is a trove of advice, featuring:
• Noblesse Oblige for Beginners
• How Not to be an Interchangeable Woman
• Mastering the Effortless Rich look
• The art of attachment: lessons on sex, marriage, and men of consequence
• Career Whirl: Pearls for Getting Ahead
• Caftan in a Kelly bag: How to travel beautifully
• O- Behave! Anti-brat strategies for parents
* En Suite Home: Perfecting Your Domestic Pitch
The next best thing to having Jackie O. as a personal adviser, What Would Jackie Do? reveals the practical wisdom behind an icon and gives all readers a piece of the Jackie mystique, be it of the heart, the mind, or the home.
While the formal rules of etiquette are not taught the way they once were, good manners are as critical today as they ever were. 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know provides a modern update on the ageless idea that girls should know appropriate and courteous responses to any given situation. Good manners aren’t just some quaint idea and old-fashioned concept from the past. They’re an essential aspect of every young lady’s path to adulthood and the skills she will need to thrive in whatever she chooses to do. In an ever-changing world, good manners never go out of style.
Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it, so what’s the big deal? You shouldn’t be punished for wanting to improve your lot in life! This is America, after all.
Johnson & Johnson heiress Jazz Johnson is a lifelong insider in that rarefied world that fans of both Downton Abbey and Gossip Girl dream about. Raconteur Dirk Wittenborn is old enough to remember when sex was safe and cocaine wasn’t addictive. In short, Jazz belongs to some of the most exclusive clubs in the world, whereas Dirk has been kicked out of them. Who better to guide you?
In the grand tradition of True Prep and The Hipster Handbook, The Social Climber’s Bible will teach you everything you need to know to become a pro Mountaineer:
The Art of Social Climbing at gallery openings, cocktail parties, and funeralsSocial Climbing as a familyHow to handle sex, dating, marriage, and loveYour social climbing IQ and how to improve itHow to spot a Big Fish, Whale, Turtle or Unicorn, and what they can do for you
Etiquette For Dummies approaches the subject from a practical point of view, throwing out the rulebook full of long, pointless lists. Instead, it sets up tough social situations and shows you how to navigate through them successfully, charming everyone with your politeness and social grace. This straightforward, no-nonsense guide will let you discover the ins and outs of:Basic behavior for family, friends, relationships, and business Grooming, dressing, and staying healthy Coping with unexpected stuff like sneezing or feeling queasy Maintaining a civilized relationship Making friends and keeping them Building positive relationships at work Communicating effectively
This book shows you how to take on these situations and make them pleasant. It also gives you great advice for tipping appropriately in all types of services and setting stellar examples for your kids. Full of useful advice and written in a laid-back, friendly style, Etiquette For Dummies has all the tools you need to face any social situation with politeness and courtesy.
JAZZ & FLASKMANSHIP
FRIENDS & GAFFES
DATING & ENTERTAINING
TWEETIQUETTE & MODERN LIT
TUXEDOS & TATTOOS
CAVIAR & CRASH PADS
BYO, BBQ & IOUs
With new sections covering the Digital Man, the Local Epicure, and the Bespoke Gent, this second edition provides a panoramic snapshot of the enlightened modern man: witty and poignant, traditional but tech savvy, flirtatious yet courtly. So roll up your yoga mat, uncork a Barolo, spin some vinyl, and crack open this freshly updated edition of The Modern Gentleman: your Man Cycle is peaking.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
For those who enjoy writing notes, or those who value doing so but find themselves intimidated by the task, acclaimed calligrapher Margaret Shepherd has created both an epistolary tribute and rescue manual. Just as you cherish receiving personal mail, you can take pleasure in crafting correspondence. Love, gratitude, condolences, congratulations–for every emotion and occasion, a snippet of heartfelt prose is included, sure to loosen the most stymied letter writer.
Not only providing inspiration for the content of the missives, The Art of the Handwritten Note gives thorough instruction in the specific details that give so many men and women the jitters when it comes to correspondence that can’t (or shouldn’t) be produced on a keyboard. From overcoming illegible penmanship to mastering the challenge of keeping straight margins, avoiding smeared ink, and choosing stationery that is appropriate but suits your style, this is a powerful little guide to conveying thoughts in an enduring–and noteworthy–way.
From the Hardcover edition.
A Gentleman Raises His Glass also tells the history of the toast, gives examples of the wrong thing to say, and contains more than 50 aphorisms on toasting:A gentleman knows that, unless he is seated in a crowded, public restaurant, he must stand to deliver a toast.When a gentleman makes a toast, he makes it directly to his guest of honor, not to the table at large.A gentleman knows that a toast, even at a bachelor's dinner, is still intended to be a tribute-not an embarrassment.
He will learn:How not to proposeThe truth about bachelor partiesWho pays for whatTips for a pitch-perfect toastHow to calm an indignant mother-in-lawWhen to stay quiet and when to speak upDozens of phrases a gentleman should never utterWhat to wear and when to wear itThe secret to a perfect thank-you note
Don't let the blur of tux fittings, place settings, family gatherings, and monogramming overwhelm the simple objective of a wedding. A Gentleman Walks Down the Aisle will help him understand the delicate art of being a man on one of life's most important days.
The groom and his fellow gentlemen may find themselves left to their own devices as the wedding day approaches, but their role is every bit as important as arranging the flowers or selecting the font for the wedding invitations. For the groom, the fathers of the bride and groom, the best man, the groom's attendants, and even the gentleman who participates in the celebration merely as a guest, this book explains what to do, where to stand, what to wear, and what to say.
In easy to understand terminology, the author has a conversation with you as though you were getting your very own personalized tutoring session on these very important issues. Many of the topics in this book are those all onliners have to address at one point or another and only take a little extra effort on your part to apply. With the combination of this book and the constantly updated and growing NetManners.com, now everyone has access to this important information on or offline so they may thrive!
This book is a great reference guide or gift idea for:
Netrepreneurs getting online to start their own online enterprise - this book will be crucial to your success and ROI!
Employers to provide to current and new employees. Give them this book during their orientation when you present your E-Mail Policies. Get all your employees on the right track so they can know the rules of the road and make a professional impression while using your companys e-mail address.
Teachers to recommend to their students. No matter the age or grade, almost everyone can learn something from this book. Especially children being given their first exposure to the technology that will determine their career success. This book is written in an easy to understand format and terminology that makes it ageless.
Mom and Dad - get to know the online basics so that you can be good cyber parents!
Gramps and Grams, Aunts and Uncles who are online and unsure of what they need to know or practice. This book can be a wonderful guide for any seasoned citizen who is online or planning to do so.
Make the best possible impression when you are online by adding this book to your online arsenal and get to be known as someone who is courteous and a joy to get to know and communicate with. Get rid of the intimidation and frustration computers and online cause by using "Because Netiquette Matters!" as your guide. And if you still have questions, the author is available through her site @: www.NetManners.com to answer your questions personally.
Remember, online, ignorance is not bliss and perception is the only reality! BECAUSE NETIQUETTE MATTERS!:
Your Comprehensive Reference Guide to Email Etiquette and Proper Technology Use Table of Contents: Because Netiquette Matters! Dont Be an Online Knucklehead Courtesy #1 - Get to Know the Basics Courtesy #2 - Perception is the Only Reality Online Courtesy #3 - Proofread and Check for Errors Courtesy #4 - Be Sure to Sign Off Courtesy #5 - Instant Messaging Tips Courtesy #6 - Respond Promptly and Down Edit Courtesy #7 - Thou Shall Not Spam Courtesy #8 - You Are What You Write Courtesy #9 - Say No to Trolls Courtesy #10 - The Human Touch Are You a Technology Mushroom? The Scoop on Files Cyber Parenting 101 Business E-mail Basics Using Signature Files How to Deal with Rude Emailers 10 E-mail Organization Tips Think Before You Forward How to Identify and Handle Spam/UCE Tips to Stop Spam How to Not Look Spammy All About Viruses To eCard or Not to eCard
Rules, Britannia is an invaluable resource for Americans who want to make a smooth transition when visiting or relocating to the UK. This entertaining and practical insider's guide contains scores of established do's and dont's that only a Brit would know.
Most of us know that an elevator is called a "lifet," a toilet is a "loo," and the trunk of your car is the "boot," but who would have a clue about a "sprog" or a "gobsmacked berk"? These phrases are part of daily conservation in the UK, and leave many visiting Americans as baffled as if they listening to a foreign language.
Covering such essential topics as vocabulary, house- or "flat"-hunting, business culture, child rearing, and even relationship etiqutte, Rules, Britannia will ease the anxiety that comes with a transatlantic move or extended visit, and is sure to make any old Yank feel like a regular Joe Bloggs.
Based on thousands of reader questions, surveys conducted on the Emily Post Institute and Good Housekeeping Web sites, and Peggy's travels across the country, the book shows how to handle the new, difficult, unusual, and everyday situations we all encounter. The definition of etiquette—a code of behavior based on thoughtfulness—has not changed since Emily's day. The etiquette guidelines we use to smooth the way change all the time.
This new edition resolves hundreds of our key etiquette concerns: dealing with rudeness, netiquette, noxious neighbors, road rage, family harmony, on-line dating, cell phone courtesy, raising respectful children and teens, and travel etiquette in the post-9/11 world...to name just a few.
Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition also remains the definitive source for timeless advice on entertaining, social protocol, table manners, guidelines for religious ceremonies, expressing condolences, introductions, how to be a good houseguest and host, invitations, correspondence, planning a wedding, giving a toast, and sportsmanship.
Peggy Post's advice gives us the confidence of knowing we're doing the right thing so we can relax and enjoy the moment and move more easily through our world. Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition will be the resource of choice for years to come.
Full of fun assignments, notable names and real-life examples, Christy offers a new look at seemingly "old fashioned" advice. She covers diet, speech, work ethic, friends, relationships, manners, makeup, and fashionable yet modest clothing, showing modern ladies how they can be beautiful, intelligent and fun while retaining values and morals.