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Miss Manners Minds Your Business

Author: Judith Martin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, 2013
September 28 2013
Private Event

Make sure to read The New York Times review!

About the Authors - Judith Martin, born a perfect lady in an imperfect society, is the author of the “Miss Manners” columns and best-selling books, two novels, and a travel book on Venice. She and her husband live in Washington, DC.

Nicholas Ivor Martin, who wrote The DaCapo Opera Manual, worked at the White House and was publisher of the Washington Monthly before becoming director of operations at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

About the Book - A witty guide to managing a real life wisely in a work-centered world.

What do your colleagues, overlords, underlings, clients, and customers have in common? Not knowing how much they annoy you. Not to mention how much you may be annoying them. The route from cubicle to corner office is strewn with etiquette landmines. And now that the boundaries that once cleanly separated work from personal life are blurred, even polite people don’t recognize the difference between professional and social manners.

  • What do you say to a colleague who has just been fired?
  • How do you maintain a family-friendly office without discriminating against singles?
  • What’s the difference between showing romantic interest and sexual harassment?
  • Which colleagues should be invited to family weddings?
  • When should you be unavailable, at or away from work?

Don’t convene a focus group or appeal to Human Resources—consult Miss Manners!

With wit and wisdom, Miss Manners restores civility, guiding you around your coworker’s messy cubicle, past your overly prying boss, around the bridal shower for the new temp, and through tedious staff meetings.

In Miss Manners Minds Your Business, Judith Martin and her son, executive Nicholas Ivor Martin, equip readers with the practical, pertinent, and utterly correct advice necessary to win the job, keep the job, and leave the job with sanity and dignity intact