Item description for Debrett's New Guide to Etiquette and Modern Manners: The Indispensable Handbook by John Morgan...
Overview The associate editor of GQ in Europe combines traditional etiquette with modern techniques to offer the most interesting book of manners around.
There is no better time than now for a definitive guide to contemporary civilized living. As traditional codes of behavior have given way to an increasingly informal society, many people are disconcerted by the current lack of guidelines. The established rules are as important as ever, but need adaptation for the complications and developments of the twenty-first century.
The Debrett's New Guide to Etiquette and Modern Manners cuts through the confusion to combine the very best of traditional standards of conduct with acceptable modern innovations. Packed with no-nonsense step-by-step advice, it covers everything from basic table manners to how to equip yourself at the grandest royal and diplomatic gatherings. Written with clarity and wit, this book celebrates the charm, beauty, and fascination of classic good manners, and their enduring role in a civilized society.
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Studio: Thomas Dunne Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.57" Width: 6.45" Height: 1.26" Weight: 1.49 lbs.
Release Date Nov 16, 2001
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
ISBN 0312281242 ISBN13 9780312281243
Availability 0 units.
More About John Morgan
John Morgan was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He and, his wife of 29 years, Kathy, still reside in sunny Orlando with their four sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law, and three exciting grandkids. He is known for his comedic performances as presidential impersonator of President George W. Bush. Discovered at a "Bush For President" rally in 2000, Morgan went from selling appliances to performing at the President's Inaugural. By 2007, John was bringing his big- time comedic impersonation to arenas all across America, appearing live before tens of thousands on Sean Hannity's "Freedom Concerts" and before hundreds of thousands on "The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular," where he amazed audiences with his guitar playing and singing. John's inspiring journey is chronicled in his first book My Life as a Bush and My Heart for Imitating Jesus, with forward by Governor Mike Huckabee, filled with laugh-out-loud stories, audacious encounters, and spiritual insights. For more information on John Morgan visitjohncmorgan.com."
Reviews - What do customers think about Debrett's New Guide to Etiquette and Modern Manners?
The most delightful etiquette book out there May 28, 2008
Some people read cook books. Some people read garden tips. I read etiquette books, old and new, domestic and foreign. I like this about one, or that about another. This wonderful book is delightful. It is in many fewer sections than the Vanderbilt or Post. It sort of heads things out in the universal take (with something of a more Anglo sensibility than Post is say "American" but it works in the writing style) then with the slight variations for subsets of areas of difference (religion or regional et cet) The author has a very droll sense of style and humor that is appealing. I know that I haven't mentioned how it is as a reference book- it is good. Granted, I haven't received my invitation from the palace yet, but should I -- it lays out exactly what one should and should not do. Highly recommended, highly enjoyed.
Britain's Etiquette Guide Apr 22, 2007
I purchased this book in error. When I ordered it, I did not appreciate that it is considered "BRITAIN'S most authoritative etiquette guide". I was looking for some guidance on U.S.manners and etiquette. this site's write up does not make it clear that this book addresses British etiquette. I'm sure its a great book for what it is, i.e. if you are travelling or relocating to Brittain. For good ol' American do's and dont's you'd best stick with Miss Manners. I mistakenly purchased this book because I wanted to update my 20 year old edition of Miss Manners.
more continental than American Jan 24, 2007
I recommend this book for individuals who are at least part-time residents of the UK. The book primarily addresses UK etiquette, and when there's room something about "America" is thrown in. Much of the book is useless to an American citizen on a practical level, but perhaps a fine reference of another culture nonetheless.
Some notes on Etiquette Jan 10, 2007
I found this book most amusing. First of all it is, for me, quite intriguing to compare the do's and don't's in UK with the same in Sweden. I have actually used some of the examples in the book in some of my courses in Sociology in terms of transcultural sensitivity and intercultural encounters. Secondly it is a bit amazing to get a glimpse of British upper as well as upper-middle class and their "stiff upper lip". Whatever the splendid author says in the introduction in terms of "classlessness" he is nevertheless concentrating/focussing - for obvious reasons - on this. To some of my friends I have said something like; read it, ponder about it, and weep!
Positive Infusion of Manners Into Modern Society! Nov 16, 2005
Author John Morgan has successfully compiled modern changes and adaptations to the traditional code of civilized behavior in the form of "Debrett's New Guide to Etiquette & Modern Manners: The Indispensible Guidebook."
Morgan covers nearly every social situation imaginable and offers the very best of tradional standards with the latest rules of grace and etiquette.
The text is divided into two parts. Part I, "Rites of Passage," of the volume advises on situations from Births and Baptisms; Weddings, Separation and Divorce, Remarriage, and Deaths and Funerals. Part II, "Social Life," advises on proper form at Royal, Diplomatic and Other Formal Occasions; the Written Word, the Spoken Word, Perosnal Relationships, Manners, Entertaining, Business Manners, Dress, and more.
Suffice to say that any text offering advice upon the topics of form, decorum, manner, address, etc. has much to offer to and is thus worth much to society. Without reservation a five star rating.