Hoarding is not collection development

Follow us:

Categories

Best Book Review Blogs” style=

Taking Your Library Career to the Next Level
PLA Weeding Manual
Making a Collection Count

etiquette

1 2 3 5

Advice for Stylin’ Guys

style guy cover

The Style Guy
O’Brien
2000

O’Brien was GQ magazine’s fashion columnist until 2015. (He evidently blasted GQ in an interview and resigned.) His advice column talked about everything from fashion advice to etiquette. None of it is particularly timeless. I wasn’t too impressed, but I am not the target market. Maybe it was cool in 2000, but jokes about porn and other sexually charged topics fall flat. This particular book hadn’t left the shelves in a decade, so I think we can safely retire it.

Mary

PS As I was googling around for the author, I found out that O’Brien passed away this past April.

Continue reading

Rhyming Manners

You Know Better Than That
Smaridge
1973

 

Another etiquette book for kids! This one is in rhyming form and is illustrated with creepy little children doing weird stuff. We have several scenarios: flooding, stealing, sharing, running in the house and my personal favorite: taking care of the phone so you don’t rack up long distance charges.

Now everyone behave!

Mary

More Manners for Kids:

Mind Your Manners

Get Your Modern Manners On

The Sisters Teach Manners

WASP Lessons

Continue reading

Manners with Sybil

You’ve Come Along Way Sybil Macintosh
Herman
1974

Teen etiquette brought to you by the ever so crass and awful, Sybil Macintosh. My mother would say she evidently was raised by wolves. There are chapters on all sorts of topics, introductions, using the telephone, thank you notes, table manners, and parties. Helpfully, there are also tips on looking good as well. For 1974, this is at least more interesting than many of the etiquette and grooming books for teen I have seen. Since I was also a teen in 1974, I was the target market for this book.

Unfortunately, this book does not really help teens in 2016. With no discussions on personal boundaries, Internet etiquette and other tech issues, this book is not helpful. I am also thinking that teens are not looking up from the phones long enough to get a book on manners.

Mary

More  Manners:

Mind Your Manners

The Sisters Teach Manners

Manners for the “Now” Generation

WASP Lessons

Continue reading

1 2 3 5