Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th EditionManners for a New World By Peggy Post, Anna Post, Lizzie Post, Daniel Post Senning

Welcome to Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th Edition! The definitive voice in American manners, Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th Edition, uses a conversational tone of voice to tackle modern issues—from texting and tweeting to iPhones and Facebook. The 18th edition also incorporates younger voices, as Peggy Post welcomes her nieces and nephew and Emily Post’s great-great grandchildren, Anna Post, Lizzie Post, and Daniel Post Senning. Together they answer today’s toughest etiquette questions on topics ranging from everyday manners and life in the workplace to life stages and weddings, including questions such as:

  • Do I have to respond to every email and text?
  • A business client is sick with a cold—am I obliged to shake his hand?
  • When is it okay to “unfriend” someone on Facebook?
  • If I’m in the middle seat of an airplane row, do I automatically get both armrests?
  • Is it wrong for the bride and groom to tweet at their own wedding?
  • Do I have to bring a gift to my friend’s engagement party?

While they address contemporary issues, the Posts don’t stint on classic advice. Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th Edition, includes guides on correct use of names and titles, official forms of address, dress codes, invitation wording, dining etiquette, and wedding planning.

According to Peggy Post, though times have changed, one truth remains constant. “Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.”

Harper Collins

About the authors
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PEGGY POST, codirector of The Emily Post Institute, Inc., has written fourteen books on etiquette, including eight for children, which were cowritten with her sister-inlaw, Cindy Post Senning. Peggy is a nationally recognized authority on etiquette, and millions seek her advice through her monthly column in Good Housekeeping and her appearances on national radio and television, including Today, Dr. Phil, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Good Morning America.
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ANNA POST is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, and a co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th edition. She is also the co-author of Great Get-Togethers and Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette, 6th Edition and the author of Do I Have To Wear White? Anna conducts business etiquette seminars across the country.
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LIZZIE POST is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, and a co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette 18th edition. She is also the co-author of Great Get-Togethers and Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette, 6th Edition and the author of How Do You Work This Life Thing? She has spoken across the country sharing etiquette advice about technology, finance, and lifestyle.
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DANIEL POST SENNING is the great-great-grandson of Emily Post and a co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th edition. He is also the author of Manners in a Digital World: Living Well Online. Dan conducts business etiquette seminars across the country and internationally.