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Copyright 2003 by Lesley Carlin and Honore McDonough Ervin

Cover illustrations by Shayne Letain

Cover design by Rita Frangie

Published by The Berkley Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.


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Chapter One: All Yield to the Etiquette Volvo: Your Beautiful Automobile and How to Drive It Politely

  • Selecting an Automobile: What You Should Be Driving
  • What You Should Not Be Driving
  • What Color Car?
  • Automobile Accoutrements
  • "Decorating" One's Car
  • Should I Personalize My License Plate?
  • General Principals of Driving
  • Parking
    • At Home
    • On the Street
    • In Parking Lots
  • Being Polite to Your Passengers
  • Being a Polite Passenger
  • "But Officer, I Didn't Mean to...": Interactions Avec les Gendarmes
  • Activities One May Not Engage in Whilst Driving
  • Accidents
  • Other Forms of Transportation
    • Pedestrian Etiquette
      • Pedestrians Versus Cars
    • Bicycle Etiquette
      • What You Should Wear While Riding a Bicycle
    • Scooters, Skateboards, and Inline Skates
    • Vespas
  • Questions and Answers on Various and Sundry

Chapter Two: "Where the Boys Are": Boys and Chivalric Behavior

  • The Elements of Chivalry
  • Style for Boys
  • How to Buy Beautiful Flowers
  • Charming, Yet Inexpensive Ideas for Dates
  • Dates You Shouldn't Go On
  • Questions and Answers on Various and Sundry

Chapter Three: "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter": Letters for All Occasions

  • Review: Supplies
  • Supplies You Do Not Need
  • The Standard Thank-You Note
  • The Horribly Belated Thank-You Note
  • The Thank-You Note for the Unwanted
  • The Thank-You Note for Money
  • The Thank-You Note for The Thing-That-You-Can't-Identify
  • The Second (Follow-Up) Thank-You Note
  • The Bread-and-Butter Letter
  • The Bread-and-Butter Letter for When You Had a Really Terrible Time
  • The Condolence Letter
  • The Condolence Note for a Young Person / Baby / Miscarriage
  • The Formal Regret to an Invitation
  • The Informal Response to an Invitation
  • "Going AWOL" (The P.P.C. Card)
  • Dear John / Jane
  • Business Letters
    • A Letter to the Management (Praise)
    • A Letter to the Management (Criticism)
    • A Letter of Inquiry (For a Job; Cold, or From an Advertisement)
    • A Letter of Introduction
    • A Letter to an Alumnus / Alumna of Your School
    • A Letter of Resignation
  • Questions and Answers on Various and Sundry

Chapter Four: That's Entertainment!

  • Hooray for Hollywood!: The Films You Need to Watch (Or at Least a Rudimentary List Thereof
  • Give Our Regards to Broadway
  • The Etiquette Grrls' Canon of Literature
  • "With a Song in My Heart": The Composers, Songwriters, Lyricists, Bands, and Singers You Should Know
    • The Classical Composers
    • The Twentieth-Century Songwriters
    • The Dance Bands
    • The Great Singers
    • Rock Around the Clock
  • Art for Art's Sake: Art History 101
  • Going Dancing
    • It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
    • "Save Me the Waltz": Other Thoughts on Dancing
  • Television
  • Sporting Events
    • Sports That the Etiquette Grrls Rather Like (And Actually Play Themselves)
  • Questions and Answers on Various and Sundry

Chapter Five: It's Money, Baby!

  • How Much Cash Should You Carry?
  • The New Fifties, Twenties, Tens, and Fives
  • Which Credit Card You Should Have
  • Visiting the ATM
  • How to Carry Your Cash
    • Flaunting One's Wealth
    • Noblesse Oblige
  • Tipping
    • Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Salons
    • Movers
    • Deliveries
    • Cabs
    • Porters
    • Hotels
    • People In and Around Your Apartment Building
    • The Postman
    • Other People You Don't Tip
  • Questions and Answers on Various and Sundry

Chapter Six: Gifts and Greediness

  • Thank Heavens for Tiffany's Catalogue!: The Gifts You Should Be Giving
  • Occasions That Do and Do Not Merit a Gift
    • Your Best Friend's Birthday
    • Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwanzaa / The Winter Solstice
    • Weddings
    • Gifts for Other Wedding-Related Events
    • Baby Gifts
    • Housewarming Gifts
    • When You Are a Guest at a Dinner Party
    • Anniversary Gifts
    • Gifts for Children
    • Just a Reminder—You Get a Gift, You Write a Damn Thank-You Note
    • Hostess Gifts
    • "Regifting"
    • No, You May Not "Register" at Sephora for Your Twenty-First Birthday
    • No, You May Not Ask for Money In Lieu of Gifts
    • No, You May Not Ask Guests to Pay for Their Own Meals If You're Throwing a Party at a Restaurant

Chapter Seven: Miscellaneous Matters of Importance Redux

  • How to Eat an Artichoke
  • The Etiquette Grrls' Favorite Party Themes
  • When May I Chew Gum?
  • The Etiquette Grrls' Rules to Live By
  • "I Am AWOL Because..."
  • The Official List of the Etiquette Grrls' Likes and Dislikes
  • Movement
  • The Etiquette Grrls Are Ready for Their Close-Up: Posing for Photographs
    • Things You Should Never, Ever Pose Avec
  • Goth Etiquette
  • Your Personal Appearance: An Update
  • Sex and the City Is Not Something to Emulate
  • Adieu, Burberry!
  • Seasonal Clothing Issues
  • Update on Electronic Etiquette
    • Instant Messenger
    • Webpages
    • Using the Web
    • The Facsimile ("Fax") Machine
    • Cell ’Phones, Part Deux
    • Quit It, For God's Sake, With the Dumbass Ringer Noises
    • Video Games
  • Rude Questions
  • Forgetting Someone's Name
  • Guests Who Bring Along Guests of Their Own
    • People Who Don't R.S.V.P.
    • How to Apologize
    • Little White Lies
  • Your Small Pet
    • Which Pet?
    • The Very Stylish Pet
    • The Well-Behaved Pet
    • How to Behave Correctly Around Someone Else's Pet (Particularly If You Don't Like It)
    • How to Be a Polite Pet Owner

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