Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th EditionManners for a New World By Peggy Post, Anna Post, Lizzie Post, Daniel Post Senning

Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th edition, is the definitive guide to American manners. Still authored by Post family etiquette experts, it provides clear answers on a vast range of social, business, and wedding etiquette questions. Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th edition, uses a conversational tone of voice to tackle modern issues—from texting and tweeting to iPhones and Facebook. The 18th edition also incorporates younger voices, as Peggy Post welcomes her nieces and nephew and Emily Post’s great-great grandchildren, Anna Post, Lizzie Post, and Daniel Post Senning. Together they answer today’s toughest etiquette questions on topics ranging from everyday manners and life in the workplace to life stages and weddings, including questions such as:

  • Do I have to respond to every email and text?
  • A business client is sick with a cold—am I obliged to shake his hand?
  • When is it okay to “unfriend” someone on Facebook?
  • If I’m in the middle seat of an airplane row, do I automatically get both armrests?
  • Is it wrong for the bride and groom to tweet at their own wedding?
  • Do I have to bring a gift to my friend’s engagement party?

While they address contemporary issues, the Posts don’t stint on classic advice. Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th edition, includes guides on correct use of names and titles, official forms of address, dress codes, invitation wording, dining etiquette, and wedding planning.

According to Peggy Post, though times have changed, one truth remains constant. “Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.”

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About the authors
Peggy Post
PEGGY POST, is an author and spokesperson for The Emily Post Institute, and has written fourteen books on etiquette, including as a co-author of the Institute's flagship book, Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th edition. Peggy is a nationally recognized authority on etiquette, and millions of people seek her advice through her monthly column in Good Housekeeping and her appearances on national radio and television, including Today, Dr. Phil, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Good Morning America.
Anna Post
ANNA POST is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, and a co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th edition. She is also the co-author of The Etiquette Advantage in Business, 3rd editionEmily Post’s Wedding Etiquette, 6th edition, and Great Get-Togethers. Anna previously conducted business etiquette seminars across the country.
Lizzie Post
LIZZIE POST is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post and a co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th edition, Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette, 6th edition, The Etiquette Advantage in Business, 3rd edition, and Great Get-Togethers. She is also the author of How Do You Work This Life Thing? She is the co-host of Awesome Etiquette, a podcast from American Public Media, and she has spoken across the country sharing etiquette advice about technology, finance, and lifestyle topics.
Daniel Post Senning
DANIEL POST SENNING is the great-great-grandson of Emily Post and a co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th edition and The Etiquette Advantage in Business, 3rd edition. He is also the author of Manners in a Digital World: Living Well Online. Dan conducts business etiquette seminars across the country and internationally, and he co-hosts the Awesome Etiquette podcast.