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Etiquette Expert Gives Advice


Aired 4/19/09

Tom Fudge : Sometimes, it seems like it’s fashionable to be rude. We’ve come to expect it from the people who entertain us. But in everyday life – and I think you’ll agree – a jerk is still just a jerk. And hopefully we all want to avoid being that person.

Practicing good manners requires some introspection and an ability to put ourselves in the shoes of others. It also requires a little advice here and there. And that’s where Peggy Post comes into.

Peggy is heir to the Emily Post family tradition of etiquette instruction. She is the author of Emily Post’s Etiquette, and a new book called Excuse Me, But I Was Next: How to Handle the Top 100 Manners Dilemmas. She joins me on the phone from Los Angeles to talk about etiquette in the modern world.

  • Peggy Post is a nationally recognized authority on etiquette and the author of ten books on the subject.

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