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Best Etiquette Books: The Ultimate Collection

Looking for the best Etiquette books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. English Etiquette: The Motivation Behind the Manners (2019)

Best Etiquette Books: The Ultimate CollectionHow to be really very nice indeed, just like the English! Learn the ins and outs of British behaviour, how to dress like a lady or a gentleman, and why the use of the correct fork really isn’t the be all and end all of good manners, despite what others would have you believe.From the back cover:This is not another etiquette book detailing the antiquated, excruciating, and frankly confusing minefield of rules lauded by traditionalists. Let’s face it, many of us will never need to know which side a snail fork should be placed at the dinner table, nor are we likely to…
Author(s): The Darling Academy, Alena Kate Pettitt

2. A Kids’ Guide to Manners: 50 Fun Etiquette Lessons for Kids (and Their Families) (2018)

Best Etiquette Books: The Ultimate CollectionA Kids’ Guide to Manners teaches the most useful manners that kids need to feel capable and confident in any situation.Today’s kids need a fresh approach to manners that resonates with them. A Kids’ Guide to Manners goes beyond saying please and thank you with fun, practical lessons that bring manners into the modern world.From meeting new people to being a courteous guest to texting a group of friends, kids will have fun as they learn to use manners in a way that will make their lives easier and more enjoyable. With 50 essential manners, plus…
Author(s): Katherine Flannery

3. 50 Essential Etiquette Lessons: How to Eat Lunch with Your Boss, Handle Happy Hour Like a Pro, and Write a Thank You Note in the Age of Texting and Tweeting (2019)

Best Etiquette Books: The Ultimate CollectionStay cool in any situation with this modern manners guide.Meeting strangers at a party, alone in the elevator with the CEO, declining a second date because the first was a disaster―social situations apply a lot of pressure to do and say the right thing. 50 Essential Etiquette Lessons shows you the best way to approach these common challenges with confidence and ease. Never mind putting your pinkies up when you drink tea―this guide is packed with modern examples of how to handle any sticky situation.Short, easy lessons cover workplace etiquette, to help you come across as an…
Author(s): Katherine Flannery

4. 365 Manners Kids Should Know: Games, Activities, and Other Fun Ways to Help Children and Teens Learn Etiquette (2011)

Best Etiquette Books: The Ultimate CollectionIf you’ve ever cringed at the sight of your ten-year-old waltzing through the neighbor’s front door without an invitation, or struggled to teach your teenager proper “netiquette” for navigating the complicated world of social networks, you know the importance of teaching kids that manners matter.   Sheryl Eberly’s bestselling 365 Manners Kids Should Know gives clever and insightful advice for the myriad situations where consideration counts, but is sometimes forgotten. This new edition incorporates tips for every aspect…
Author(s): Sheryl Eberly

5. Emily Post’s Etiquette with Illustrations Complete and Unabridged (2014)

Best Etiquette Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe original classic; the best selling guide to proper manners and etiquette. People who ridicule etiquette as a mass of trivial and arbitrary conventions, “extremely troublesome to those who practice them and insupportable to everybody else,” seem to forget the long, slow progress of social intercourse in the upward climb of man from the primeval state. Conventions were established from the first to regulate the rights of the individual and the tribe. They were and are the rules of the game of life and must be followed if we would “play the game.”…
Author(s): Emily Post

6. The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness (2015)

Best Etiquette Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhat should you do if you notice a stranger’s dress is tucked up at the back? What are you meant to say if you are offered food you don’t like at a dinner party? And what ought you to wear if you’re invited to a ball? If these questions baffle you, fear not, for help is at hand with this beautiful, nostalgic guide. You don’t need to live in the 19th century to agree that it is rude to finish someone else’s jokes. Whatever the situation, you’d would like to know how to be as ladylike as possible when seasick or the best color schemes for bridesmaids’…
Author(s): Florence Hartley

7. The Essentials of Business Etiquette: How to Greet, Eat, and Tweet Your Way to Success (2013)

Best Etiquette Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhether you’re eating lunch with a client, Skyping with your boss, or meeting a business partner for the first time–it’s all about how you present yourself. The Essentials of Business Etiquette gives you 101 critical tips for improving behavior in any business situation–all delivered in a quick, no-nonsense format. “If you are looking for practical guidelines on how to conduct yourself in a business situation, what behaviors you need to use to get ahead, and how to be sure that you do not offend others, read this book!” — MADELINE BELL, President and COO, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia “Pachter has once…
Author(s): Barbara Pachter

8. The Simple Art of Business Etiquette: How to Rise to the Top by Playing Nice (2016)

Best Etiquette Books: The Ultimate CollectionFrom ethics columnist and Harvard lecturer Jeffrey L. Seglin, discover practical tips for succeeding professionally by succeeding socially. Practicing business etiquette doesn’t mean pretending to be someone you’re not. Brimming with practical, up-to-date tips on minding your business manners, The Simple Art of Business Etiquette guides you through the tricky territory of office etiquette with real-life stories and workplace scenarios. The Simple Art of Business Etiquette proves that minding your manners goes a long way toward successfully…
Author(s): Jeffrey L. Seglin

9. How to Navigate Premium Experiences with Confidence: Your Guide to Social Success (2019)

Best Etiquette Books: The Ultimate CollectionSuccess in the social world leads to closing deals in the business world. Gain the valuable tools you need to excel in both worlds. In Tia Young’s “How to Navigate Premium Experiences with Confidence, Your Guide to Social Success”, you will learn how to confidently excel in upscale social and professional settings with ease. Learn “Silver Spoon” secrets, even if you were not born into a wealthy family. This book is ideal for emerging leaders, social shapers, and everyday people who are climbing the ladder of social and business success….
Author(s): Tia Young

10. Gentlewoman: Etiquette for a Lady, from a Gentleman (BEREOLAESQUE) (2013)

Best Etiquette Books: The Ultimate CollectionUneasy lies the head that wears a crown… Have you ever witnessed a Lady? Not a woman, but a Lady. She’s a girl by birth, woman by maturity and Lady by choice. Do you remember how the sight of a Lady made you feel? Did she smile at you? Could you feel her warmth? Do you remember her scent of comfort and truth? Can you recall how difficult it was explaining what you witnessed when she strolled by? Her high heels were music; her stride was a song. She walked in greatness influencing nations with each step. Do you remember your first time? Well, when was the last…
Author(s): Bereola II, Enitan O. , Hill Harper, et al.

11. Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck (2014)

Best Etiquette Books: The Ultimate Collection“Miss Manners with Fangs.” ―LA Weekly We live in a world that’s very different from the one in which Emily Post came of age. Many of us who are nice (but who also sometimes say “f*ck”) are frequently at a loss for guidelines about how to be a good person who deals effectively with the increasing onslaught of rudeness we all encounter. To lead us out of the miasma of modern mannerlessness, science-based and bitingly funny syndicated advice columnist Amy Alkon rips the doily off the manners genre and gives us a new set of rules for our twenty-first century…
Author(s): Amy Alkon

12. The Etiquette Edge: Modern Manners for Business Success (2016)

Best Etiquette Books: The Ultimate CollectionIntelligence, ambition, and skill will start you on the road to success, but without strong communications skills, social savvy, and a sense of appropriate behavior . . . you won’t get far. And in today’s culture where rudeness is unfortunately becoming more and more routine, a strong competitive advantage goes to those who have sharpened the forgotten but fundamental skill of courtesy.In The Etiquette Edge, readers will get a crash course in the entire field of modern business manners. From interviewing etiquette and dress codes to working in close quarters and…
Author(s): Beverly Langford

13. Ministerial Ethics and Etiquette (1987)

Best Etiquette Books: The Ultimate CollectionA classic guide to ethics since 1928. Nolan Harmon studied the ethical codes of conduct of five major denominations and secured the opinions of eighty-six leading pastors. Harmon uses this wisdom to show ministers how to conduct themselves ethically in virtually every phase of ministry, including special occasion rituals….
Author(s): Nolan B. Harmon

Best Etiquette Books: The Ultimate Collection

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“I Get Distracted By Their Being Distracted”: The Etiquette of In-Class Texting

Author(s): Joan A. Williams; Helen Berg; Hannah Gerber; Melinda Miller; Donna Cox,; Nancy Votteler; Dixie Carwile; Maggie McGuire
Publisher: Sam Houston State University, Year: Spring 2011, Size: 238 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2309014

Japan: A Guide to Traditions, Customs and Etiquette: Kata as the Key to Understanding the Japanese

Author(s): Boye Lafayette De Mente, Geoff Botting
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 26 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2221530

The Reasonable Audience: Theatre Etiquette, Behaviour Policing, and the Live Performance Experience

Author(s): Kirsty Sedgman
Publisher: Springer International Publishing,Palgrave Pivot, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2312204

The Etiquette Edge: Modern Manners for Business Success

Author(s): Beverly Langford
Publisher: AMACOM, Year: 2016, Size: 549 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1559246

Expat Etiquette: How To Look Good In Bad Places

Author(s): Bear, Michael; Good, Liz
Publisher: Nortia Press, Year: 2016, Size: 348 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2078609

The Pocket Butler: A Compact Guide to Modern Manners, Business Etiquette and Everyday Entertaining

Author(s): Charles MacPherson
Publisher: Appetite by Random House, Year: 2015, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1417801

Oops! Did I Really Post That?: Online Etiquette in the New Digital Age

Author(s): Hickey, John Patrick
Publisher: Motivational Press, Year: 2015, Size: 202 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2072758

The polite gentlemen's guide to proper etiquette : a complete guide for a gentleman's conduct in all his relations towards society

Author(s): Hartley, Cecil B
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2082425

The gentleman's guide to cool : clothing, grooming & etiquette

Author(s): Giles, Paul
Publisher: JoJo Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 460 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2090567

True Ladies and Proper Gentlemen: Victorian Etiquette for Modern-Day Mothers and Fathers, Husbands and Wives, Boys and Girls, Teachers and Students, and More

Author(s): Sarah A. Chrisman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 9 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2292534

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really hot items according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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