Summary: After years of giving it their best shot, most Americans have concluded that an etiquette-free society just isn't the fun it was thought to be. The citizens are clamoring for a return to civility. Hearing their cry, Miss Manners has revised, edited, and updated her most authoritative work on how to behave like a decent human being--Miss Manner Rescues Civilization--for its paperback version.
In it, Miss Manners demonstrates etiquette's essential rol ...show moree of settling our inevitable social differences without the aid of lawyers or the courts. Proving that etiquette-society's common language of behavior--is not for sissies, she examines political correctness, multiculturalism, sexual harassment, educational failure, freedom of speech, and the many other dilemmas that grow ever more acute without the intervention of a few basic rules to protect the combatants.
Whether on the job, in the streets, in schools, or in Congress; whether shopping, dining, attending a concert, or commuting to the office, Miss Manners: A Citizen's Guide to Civility is the practical, no-nonsense primer that is required reading for everyone unhappy with the current state of etiquette but at a loss for a way to restore it to its rightful place in the daily life of an irritable nation.