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Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners
Have you ever wished you could live in an earlier, more romantic era? Ladies, welcome to the 19th century, where there's arsenic in your face cream, a pot of cold pee sits under your bed, and all of your underwear is crotchless. (Why? Shush, dear. A lady doesn't question.) UNMENTIONABLE is your hilarious, scandalously honest (though never crass), illustrated guide to life as a Victorian lady, offering detailed advice on: • What to wear • Where to relieve yourself • How to conceal your loathsome addiction to menstruating • What to expect on your wedding night • How to be the perfect Victorian wife • Why masturbating will kill you • And moreIrresistibly charming, laugh-out-loud funny, and featuring nearly 200 images from Victorian publications, UNMENTIONABLE will inspire a whole new level of respect for Elizabeth Bennett, Scarlet O'Hara, Jane Eyre, and all of our great, great grandmothers. (And it just might leave you feeling ecstatically grateful to live in an age of pants, super absorbency tampons, epidurals, anti-depressants, and not-dying-of-the-syphilis-your-husband-brought-home.)
Emily Post's Etiquette- Manners For a New World
The most trusted name in etiquette returns to tackle the latest issues of the 21st century--from texting and tweeting to iPhones and Facebook--in this completely updated and gorgeously packaged edition.
The Art of Manliness: Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man
Man Up!While it's definitely more than just monster trucks, grilling and six-pack abs, true manliness is hard to define. The words macho and manly are not synonymous.Taking lessons from classic gentlemen such as Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, authors Brett and Kate McKay have created a collection of the most useful advice every man needs to know to live life to its full potential.This book contains a wealth of information that ranges from survival skills to social skills to advice on how to improve your character. Whether you are braving the wilds with your friends, courting your girlfriend or raising a family, inside you'll find practical information and inspiration for every area of life. You'll learn the basics all modern men should know, including how to:• Shave like your grandpa• Be a perfect houseguest• Fight like a gentleman using the art of bartitsu• Help a friend with a problem• Give a man hug• Perform a fireman's carry• Ask for a woman's hand in marriage• Raise resilient kids• Predict the weather like a frontiersman• Start a fire without matches• Give a dynamic speech• Live a well-balanced lifeSo jump in today and gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a real man in the 21st century.
Reclaim the lost art of manlinessWhen life tests a man's mettle, he needs the wisdom to know the right thing to do, the courage to start it, the skill to complete it, and the style to look sharp along the way.In dozens of hands-on visual guides to subjects ranging from chivalry to survival, The Illustrated Art of Manliness delivers the timeless know-how every man needs to succeed.
Nationally recognized communication expert Debra Fine reveals the techniques and strategies anyone can use to make small talk - in any situation. With practical advice and conversation, The Fine Art of Small Talk will help you learn to feel more comfortable in any type of social situation, from lunch with the boss to an association event to a cocktail party where you don't know a soul.
Lauren Conrad Celebrate
From lifestyle and fashion icon Lauren Conrad - #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lauren Conrad Style and Lauren Conrad Beauty - comes her dazzling and essential guide to entertaining, filled with an inspiring array of lifestyle tips and personal stories and lavishly illustrated with dozens of color photographs throughout. Now that Lauren Conrad has gotten everyone all dressed up and looking their most beautiful, she gives them somewhere to go in this must-have guide to entertaining. Showcasing the same approachable attitude and insight that have made her books smash bestsellers, Lauren Conrad Celebrate shows how easy it is to throw a fantastic party. Filled with lush and inspiring original four-color photos and budget friendly tips, Lauren Conrad Celebrate offers advice about the basics to make planning any type of event a breeze, including suggestions for the perfect invitations, food, drinks, decorations, and gifts. Lauren shows how to put it all together for a diverse range of events that span the calendar, from a charming Baby shower to a festive holiday party. And she packs the book with creative full-color photos and stories from her own life, including her housewarming party, and her recent bridal shower and wedding. Just as her trusted advice has inspired women to look and feel their best, now Lauren Conrad brings out the fabulous party-giver in all of us in this elegant, must-have guide.
How to Be a Lady: A Contemporary Guide to Common Courtesy (Revised and Expanded)
Of all the women you know, how many of them would you describe as "a lady"? Naturally, you know women who are kind and intelligent, witty and resourceful; but a lady is an altogether different variety of female. She's mindful of the effect she has on those around her, and she's careful not to let her words or appearance betray her true intentions. How to Be a Lady is a charming reminder of what it takes to be an exemplary woman - someone who knows how to breeze through an awkward conversation with poise, or delicately sidestep the beauty salon gossip. Candace Simpson-Giles delivers a delightful refresher course on what it means to be a lady among women.
What's a Hostess to Do?
In What's a Hostess to Do?, entertaining expert Susan Spungen explains everything you need to know to host a party effortlessly and with elegance. Susan shows the hostess how to make it look easy--whether the occasion is an informal brunch, a sit-down dinner, a buffet for a crowd, or an impromptu birthday celebration. It's all arranged in 339 easy-to-digest entries that take readers through every aspect of entertaining. The tips are time-saving ("Ten Great Assembled Desserts"), money-saving ("In Praise of Cheap Wine"), energy-saving ("Ten Jobs to Delegate"), and face-saving ("How to Handle Uninvited Guests"), plus there are 98 recipes to make entertaining easier than ever before. With helpful illustrations and full-color photographs, What's a Hostess to Do? is a stylish and instructive guide filled with expert advice from a party-throwing pro.
How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick
Pogrebin, Letty Cottin
Everyone knows someone who's sick or suffering. Yet when a friend or relative is under duress, many of us feel uncertain about how to cope. Now, in a warm and engaging book inspired by her own experiences and more than eighty interviews with the sick, and sick at heart, renowned author and journalist Letty Cottin Pogrebin offers new insights and concrete advice on how to best help friends who are in anguish or pain.
In this relaxed, witty guide, Kate Spade provides creative and practical suggestions for every aspect of planning, throwing, and enjoying the perfect event. Divided into three sections - The Mise-en-Scene, Tried'N True Party Standards, and An Alphabet of Special Events - Occasions covers all the basics as well as details that can turn a regular get-together into a special event. From setting the scene to music selection, linens to lighting, guest rooms to hostess gifts, Kate's unique blend of imagination and stylish propriety make Occasions the perfect guide to innovative, easy-going entertaining.
Whether in the workplace, at the opera, or on an overnight stay at as friend's, it is always important to observe the rules of proper behavior. In this volume, Kate Spade sets forth her own solutions for successfully navigating a variety of social situations.
I Love Your Style: How to Define and Refine Your Personal Style
Finding your personal style is about discovering yourself . . . about embracing your creativity and the freedom to choose elements from throughout the fashion universe. In I Love Your Style, fashion muse Amanda Brooks uses hundreds of candid images to introduce readers to a dazzling array of style options . . . from the classic to the eclectic, from the icons of yesterday to the innovators of today and tomorrow.
Mother of the Bride Book (The Everything, 4th Edition)
She's met "the one" and set the date - now she needs your help to plan the big event! The Everything Mother of the Bride Book, 4th Edition is completely updated and revised with the latest information you need to get your daughter down the aisle in style. Wedding planner Katie Martin explains everything you'll need to know, including:• Planning showers and engagement parties• Meeting the future in-laws• Navigating sticky situations like ex-spouses and former family members• Picking out the perfect dress• Knowing when to speak up - and when to keep quiet!Complete with new sections on social media etiquette, this practical guide covers everything you'll need to make sure your daughter has the perfect - and stress-free - day of her dreams.
101 Ways to Say Thank You
Nothing says good manners like an elegantly crafted thank-you note, whether on paper or by e-mail. This refreshed and reissued etiquette classic - now updated with new information for the digital age - provides all the dos and don'ts, along with a perfectly phrased “thank-you” for every occasion, from weddings and baby showers to business interviews and charity events. This indispensable guide will make sure you're never at a loss for words of appreciation.
Table Manners: How to Behave in the Modern World and Why Bother
An authoritative and witty guide to modern table manners for all occasions by one of the world’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurateursWhen can you photograph your food? What do you do when you’re running late? What can you eat with your hands? Are you the guest who runs late and texts real-time updates? The diner with allergies or the host trying to accommodate them? The social media addict who can’t put your phone down at the restaurant? Whether your manners are a disaster or you simply need some fine-tuning, here is an authoritative and witty guide to table manners for everyone and every occasion.
Treating People Well: How to Master Social Skills and Thrive in Everything You Do
Former White House social secretaries Lea Berman, who worked for Laura and George Bush, and Jeremy Bernard, who worked for Michelle and Barack Obama, have learned valuable lessons about how to work with people from different walks of life. In Treating People Well, they share tips and advice from their own moments with celebrities, foreign leaders, and that most unpredictable of animals - the American politician.Valuable “guidance for finding success in both personal and professional relationships and navigating social settings with grace” (BookPage), this is not a book about old school etiquette. Berman and Bernard explain the things we all want to know, like how to walk into a roomful of strangers and make friends, what to do about a colleague who makes you dread work each day, and how to navigate the sometimes-treacherous waters of social media.Weaving “practical guidance into entertaining behind-the-scenes moments…their unique and rewarding insider’s view” (Publishers Weekly) provides tantalizing insights into the character of the first ladies and presidents they served, proving that social skills are learned behavior that anyone can acquire. Ultimately, “this warm and gracious little book treats readers well, entertaining them with stories of close calls, ruffled feathers, and comic misunderstandings as the White House each day attempts to carry through its social life” (The Wall Street Journal).
The Social Climber's Bible
Dear Fledgling Climber: You're just opened a book that can change your life. Read on at your own risk, because once you've gotten to the last page, we promise your will have become so popular you won't recognize yourself. Are you ready to be transformed into the kind of person who snubbed you at parties and you used to envy? Are you prepared for all the fun you'll have mastering the secrets of becoming popular with those who can make your dreams come true overnight? We invite you to learn the lost art of social climbing. Let us teach you the skills and ethical flexibility that will make you a hit at any and all social gatherings, from cocktail parties to funerals. Know the joys of social climbing as a family and learn the dos and don'ts of guiltlessly and gracefully ditching all those worn-out suburban friends and college pals holding you back from making the kind of superficial friends everybody needs to know the thrill of getting to the top. We can't climb for you, but we do know all the shortcuts. Sincerely, The Social Climber's Bible 'Any social climber coming to America should read this hilarious book on the plane in. Jazz & Dirk will show you how to win friends, influence people and never have to fly commercial again.' Plum Sykes
Town & Country Manners & Misdemeanors: Notes on Post-Civilized Society
Town & Country
No one understands etiquette better than Town & Country! Following the success of the magazine’s Town & Country Social Graces comes an all-new collection of 27 essays on the challenges of navigating a fast-changing society when the old rules are unenforceable and new ones have yet to be proposed. The writers cover everything from food and money to vice, family, and society, and include: Henry Alford (“Rich You, Poor Me”), Todd Appletree (“Puff Daddy”), Eric Banks (“That’s Awkward!”), Kevin Conley (“A Farewell to Alms”), Patti Davis (“Saying No to Daddy”), Joseph Epstein (“The Sweet Smell of Failure”), Dwight Garner (“Table Trouble”), Nina Griscom (“A Dying Art”), Eric Kongisberg (“The Name Game”), Christine Lennon (“What Makes the Rich Beg?”), Andrew McCarthy (“Baby Boom”), Bob Morris (“The Hunger Games”), Lawrence Osborne (“The Tippling Point”), Holly Peterson (“Host Nation”), Katie Roiphe (“Odd One In”), Sarah Payne Stuart (“On the Rocks”), Alexandra Styron (“The Sorest Loser”), Tim Teeman (“Is Privacy Dead?”), Michael Thomas (“Alimony Ever After”), Gully Wells (“Elegant Expletives”), and Ali Wentworth (“Confessions of a Bag Lady”).
GQ How to Win at Life: The Expert Guide to Excelling at Everything You Do
From the magazine synonymous with looking sharp and living smart comes the definitive handbook of skills for the modern man.Based on interviews with the world's foremost authorities, illustrated step-by-step guides shows you how to win at fashion, sports, food & drink, work, romance, travel and the unexpected.Featuring master classes from Richard Branson, Dynamo, Jamie Oliver, Tracey Emin, Alastair Campbell, Tom Daley, William Hague, Jorja Smith, Andy McNab, and many more.
The Thinking Man's Guide to Life
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Wedding Etiquette Book (The Everything, 3rd Edition)
Your essential guide to the modern wedding!Is it acceptable to invite my boss to my wedding? Can I tell my guests not to post pictures of my wedding online before I can? How do I ask my in-laws to help with wedding costs? How long do I have to write thank-you notes?Every bride has her own etiquette dilemma, from dealing with unhappy stepfamilies to a guest who posts a picture of the invitation on Facebook, advertising the wedding date and site to hundreds of nonguests. While some etiquette rules stay the same (bringing an uninvited guest is still rude), the ever-changing modern world has brought on a new slew of challenges. Luckily, The Everything Wedding Etiquette Book, 4th Edition has the advice you need to conquer any etiquette predicament.From satisfying future in-laws to controlling your event's online presence, you'll learn how to handle every situation with grace and ease. Organized to guide you through the wedding-planning process as it happens, this little book has all the answers you need right when you need them. It's your one source for planning a perfect, stress-free wedding.
A Gentleman Entertains (Revised and Expanded)
Here's a thought. Entertaining isn't just something that happens when the ladies decide to break out the good china. Any gentleman who enjoys the company of friends, a delicious meal, or a great drink should know how to host a gathering. So shove those frozen burritos out of the way and make some room in the freezer for your stainless steel ice bucket. It's time to entertain. John Bridges and Bryan Curtis have mapped out everything you need to know for any occasion, from dinner parties to tailgate potlucks. Whether you're hosting clients for a business lunch at an upscale restaurant or corralling your rowdy friends for a weekend cookout, these are the fundamentals you'll need to ensure you and your guests have a memorable time. The details have been wrangled out already - all that's left is for you to sit back and enjoy the company of your favorite people.
Fully revised and updated for today's times, this comprehensive guide shows how to meet the challenges of the business world with self-confidence and poise.
The Summer Table
Summertime - and the outdoor entertaining is easy! Fire up the grill, whip up some sides and sweets, and share these simple, delicious dishes with people you love. The festive menus include a Mexican Grill Party with a whole chipotle chicken; a Father's Day Barbecue, featuring Campari melon crush, strip steak, red beet gratin, and cabbage salad; a Beach Buffet that includes veggies with spiced yogurt dip and a bread omelet with grapes and gorgonzola; along with picnics, pizza parties, lunches, brunches, and a chic cocktail party. Filled with cooking tips and ideas for marinades, rubs, butters, sauces, salsas, and more, The Summer Table invites you to enjoy the season's best.
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