While the formal rules of etiquette are not taught the way they once were, 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know provides a modern take on the ageless idea that girls should know appropriate and courteous responses to any given situation. This updated guide to traditional standards of behavior proves that manners never go out of style - they're an essential skillset that a young girl needs to excel in whatever she chooses to do.
Let's Change The World Together. Pdfdrive:hope Give books away. Related Authors. OK we get it, the book is about what ladies should and should not do, I don't need a constant reminder. I'm an etiquette-book aficionado, and I love reading about what the "polite" or "elegant" response to situations could be - even if I don't follow it. Regardless of whether you're an Emily Post Jr. Each of the "50 Things" is separated into a mini chapter, only a few pages long, with a formulaic walk-through for the tip.
F I'm an etiquette-book aficionado, and I love reading about what the "polite" or "elegant" response to situations could be - even if I don't follow it. First, the context and explanation of the situation create a realistic atmosphere in which the reader can imagine themselves having to deal with an uncomfortable yet common circumstance. The "what-not-to-do" is directly after this, often contrasting each solution, or one major solution in particular, to demonstrate the difference between the common response and the classier one.
At the end of the section are helpful quotes by quotable people, little pieces of wisdom, or the main point in a bite-size sentence.
While certain lessons will be more poignant than others for every age group, the main point of the book is to encourage courtesy and graciousness, two skills many people have forgotten or never learned in the first place. Besides the lessons are humorous, witty comments that help alleviate the stuffiness of regular etiquette books and help the reader and writers laugh a little.
I learned lots of things I hadn't considered, and I chuckled whilst doing it. There's even one for young gentlemen too with a snazzy, pinstripe cover! Try it out, it might have more than the Emily Post stigma implies.
Dec 07, Abigail rated it it was amazing. I got this book thinking that since I couldn't think of fifty things off the top of my head, there had to be something in there that I could gain from. And I was right. Though proper manners and etiquette seem to be fading around us, particula I got this book thinking that since I couldn't think of fifty things off the top of my head, there had to be something in there that I could gain from.
Though proper manners and etiquette seem to be fading around us, particularly in the younger generation, West summarizes the basic know-hows every female ought to learn. Most of the chapters deal with things adults would think to be obvious manners, but in reality are greatly lacking today. In a world losing its personal touch with the people around us, 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know is just that--things every lady ought to know, and yet most don't.
In one well-flowing, easy read, West points back things every female should be practicing on a regular basis. I would, without doubt, recommend this to any young lady. I received this book for free from Booksneeze for this review. Buy it and you will not regret it. Unlike most books that tell you how you should act, be or do, I found that I really enjoyed this one.
Each section was pleasurable to read. And I loved the modern spin on the book, with the 'social networking', compared to other books on how a lady should act, where they are all stuck in the 's ways, where we can no longer be like that as the world has evolved. I was defiantly recommend this book to every young women out there. Everyone needs to know the basics of people proper. Mar 13, Larissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: own.
While most of what's in this book may seem to most to be nothing more then simple common sense and polite manners, sadly in today's impersonal society these most basic of skills and knowledge are becoming lost. The simple thing like 'please' and 'thank you' never go out of style, and no matter what anyone said, it is never cool to be rude.
Topics covered in 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know include: Making conversation with adults Accepting a gift you don't like Dressing appropriately Winning and losing graciously Writing a thank-you note While the formal rules of etiquette are not taught the way they once were, 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know provides a modern take on the ageless idea that girls should know appropriate and courteous responses to any given situation.
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