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George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior

by George Washington

Taking his inspiration from a 16th century French manual on etiquette, young George Washington compiled his own set of instructions under the title, The Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior.


by Henry Hitchings

A humorous and charming investigation into what it really means to have proper manners

Most of us know a bit about what passes for good manners--holding doors open, sending thank-you notes, no elbows on the table--and...

How to Keep Him on a Short Leash

by Jessica Rubin, Lindsey Musante & Partners & Spade

An elegantly cheeky guide to keeping your man well-behaved—whether or not he wants to be. Published in tandem with the man’s guide How to Stay Out of the Doghouse, How to Keep Him on a Short Leash is perfect...

How to Stay Out of the Doghouse

by Josh Rubin, Jason Musante & Partners & Spade

An elegantly cheeky guide to keeping the woman in your life happy—while secretly doing whatever you want. Published in tandem with the woman’s guide How to Keep Him on a Short Leash, How to Stay Out of the...

Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, 6e

by Anna Post & Lizzie Post

Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette is the classic indispensable, comprehensive guide to creating the wedding of your dream, now in its sixth edition.

Today's weddings are more complicated than ever, with new traditions...

NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette

by Nathan W. Pyle

New York Times Bestseller

Living in New York City for five years as a transplant from Ohio, illustrator and T-shirt designer Nathan Pyle was fascinated by the unique habits and unspoken customs New Yorkers follow...

United States Protocol: The Guide to Official Diplomatic Etiquette

by Ambassador Mary Mel French & Tom Kean

Ambassador Mary French uses her personal experience as a former Chief of Protocol to give us the most up-to-date and user-friendly guide to diplomatic protocol at the international, national, and state level....

Everyday Etiquette

by Patricia Rossi

The secret to self-confidence is to know and understand the rules of social engagement before you're in the middle of an uncomfortable situation.

Do you know how to:

Pick the right fork?

Shine at a networking...

Going Dutch in Beijing

by Mark McCrum

What to do and what not to do when traveling almost anywhere--an entertainment for the armchair or the intrepid traveler

Why shouldn't you offer to pay for your share of the meal in China? Or use the thumbs-up...

Manners Begin at Breakfast

by Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, Perri Klass & Tory Burch

The essential guide to modern etiquette for children


The founder of a successful children's clothing line, author of an influential parenting blog, and mother of five children, Marie-Chantal of Greece is...

Men and Manners

by David Coggins

Today's man may know how to dress with style, but does he know how to behave? Though the rules of civility have changed along with the world, Men and Manners believes in manners. This book doesn't tell you which...

One Kiss or Two?

by Andy Scott

Every encounter begins with a greeting, and different cultures have developed innumerable ways of showing pleasure at someone's arrival. Humans have been greeting each other for thousands of years, so it should...

The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits

by Lee Manigault & Suzanne Pollak

Nestled deep in the South is a tiny Academy that teaches classes in the most important subject in the world: the domestic arts. The Academy’s unique curriculum includes everything from cocktail-party etiquette...

The Gentleman's Guide to Cool

by Paul Giles

According to a Harvard University study, once a bad impression is formed, it takes eight - eight! - subsequent good encounters to correct that initial impression. You never get a second chance to make a first...

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness

by Florence Hartley & GP Editors

If the correct rules of etiquette fail you, never fear for this handy guide will instruct you in the correct ladylike manner! This indispensable nineteenth century guidebook will entertain, educate and inspire...

The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness

by Cecil B. Hartley & GP Editors

This book provides rules for the etiquette to be observed in the street, at table, in the ball room, evening party, and morning call; with full directions for polite or respondence, dress, conversation, manly...

The Etiquette Book for Ladies

by Florence Hartley

Etiquette exists in some form in all countries, has existed and will exist in all ages. This book offers a complete guide and insight into norms of polite society. It is a practical reference book including...

Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan

by Amy Chavez & Jun Hazuki

  • Tourism in Japan is booming thanks to the improved yen-dollar rate, the perception of Japan as a "safe" country, and the increasing promotion of Japan as a destination by the Japanese government in advance...

Whose Fork Is It Anyway?

by Toni Dupree

Whose Fork Is It Anyway? is a dining etiquette book for tweens and teens. Readers will learn appropriate dining techniques, how to properly set the table for a quality dining experience, proper dining, conversation,...

O’ Nun Productions Presents: the Original Book of Pot Etiquette

by Vanessa Fimbres

These are the original commandments of pot etiquette. The time has come . . . And this is it . . . Finally, this is the complete list of confirmed laws of conduct that will steer you, direct you, teach you,...