What to do When-and Why
at parties, at home , at school, in your growing world
Stewart and Buchwald
I love etiquette books! I actually think this kind of material is absolutely necessary. However, I can’t imagine that this book is particularly useful for any modern teen. As my mother would say, “good manners never go out of style”. Although the advice is appropriate, we are missing a whole lot of opportunities to talk about the modern world. In a modern etiquette book I would want there to be a whole chapter on cell phone behavior!
For public library teen collections, of course this is a weeder. In the meantime, enjoy some of this “timeless” advice for young people.
How about this section on what boys don’t like about girls. As I read this list I am sure my 18 year old daughter would have plenty of comments for these boys. Watch out for that women’s lib, girls. The boys really don’t like that either.
As a collection development point for consideration, I have had many people look for this information usually in the context of job hunting. It might be wise to include etiquette type information in your career or business sections as well.