Miss Manners Guide to Domestic Tranquility
The Authoritative Manual for Every Civilized Household, However HarriedBook - 1999
For the nouveau gentry who need cultural editing, Ralph helps with the decor, Martha helps with the cooking and decorating details, but without the underlying structure of a gracious home, provided herewith by Miss Manners, their efforts are wasted.In this household bible, Miss Manners tells the homemakers of the new millennium how to create and maintain a smoothly functioning, always proper home. Chapters include: The People, The Place, The Rules, The System, The Help, The Visitors, Entertaining -- the Social Contract, Entertaining -- the Social Event, Entertaining -- the Relatives, and Dealing with the Community. Composed of approximately 30% original essays -- which include what a household is and isn't, needs and doesn't need, how to set up house rules and schedules, and how to discern business from pleasure -- and 70% relevant letters from Gentle Readers that answer every conceivable question pertaining to homelife, this is a classic reference: funny, authoritative, witty, and truly helpful where we most need it. Martha helped you get a fabulous home and a fabulous life: now Miss Manners tells you how to run them both.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c1999.
Characteristics: 372 p. ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: Guide to domestic tranquility