MannersWhy I am recommending this book:
An aesthetically pleasing read, this book serves as a well designed reminder of some of the obvious things that we all already know about manners and a few new bits of advice for these rapidly changing times. It's a fun read and it will look good sitting on your desk or table.
Moving from creating handbags to dispensing advice, Kate Spade, of the eponymous fashion house, plunges into publishing with a smart little book akin to Coco Chanel's oh-so-classic little black dress. Surprisingly, her volume yields a goodly amount of verve and veracity, wit and wisdom. It begins with a few questions and answers (called "Have you ever wondered?"), which function as teasers to what lies within. The book is divided into three sections; two are filled with direct advice and the third is a collection of miscellany. The advice is classic and always in the best of taste.