Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Minding Miss Manners: In an Era of Fake Etiquette, by Judith Martin (author), Jacobina Martin (narrator)

Andrews McMeel Audio, ISBN 9781524858353, June 2020

Miss Manners, a.k.a. Judith Martin, is back with another small volume of helpful advice in navigating the modern world politely. A major topic in this book is, of course, social media, and how to handle the lack of normal social courtesy and restraint that it enables.

No, you don't have to treat invitations to donate to charitable causes, or to purchase things you don't want from children who have been hijacked into fundraising for their schools, as social invitations. They are not, even when they are disguised as such. 

No, you still don't have to respond to comments on your parenting style, or questions about your teenager's sex life.

And no, sexual harassment in the workplace is not best dealt with as mere social infraction.

Judith Martin's insight and arch humor are still on display here. The narrator is her daughter; I suspect that's why she's got her mother's style down so very well.

Light, useful, and fun.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the publisher via NetGalley, and am revieiwig it voluntarily.

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