Etiquette for Young Moderns: How to Succeed in Your Social Life
Submitter: Perhaps the most unfortunate author’s name ever…”Etiquette For Young Moderns” by Gay Head
Holly: Ooooh, that IS unfortunate! What’s even more unfortunate is that this book is so painfully outdated, yet still riding the shelves in a few public libraries.
Long distance operator? Writing letters? What?
There’s actually some good advice here about eating oysters and spaghetti. page 117 talks about checking hats and coats, though, as if “of COURSE” you’ll be wearing a hat! In 1954, yes. In 2010, no.
Oh, sometimes I think these traditional manners are nice. Most of this book is pretty out of touch with modern reality, though.