From how to taste wine, to apologising like you mean it, this is a light-hearted collection of answers to 21st century dilemmas with advice on modern manners, solutions for old fashioned conundrums and everything in between - it's Debretts for a new generation.
If you've ever lost sleep over how to properly end a friendship; if you've wondered how you'll recover from your email faux pas at work; if you've longed to appear smarter at a dinner party, then this book is for you. It's an ironic fact that in this time of non-stop communication the potential for social blunders has never been quite so ripe. Do you think the guy who invented Facebook knows how to taste test wine? Maybe he doesn't have to, maybe his butler does it for him.
But for those of us who don't have butlers, here at last, is a collection of answers for 21st century dilemmas; advice on modern manners; solutions for old fashioned conundrums and everything in between, from the seemingly minor (inflight etiquette) to the top 10 lessons of life, (how to survive a set-back). It's all those things your mother should have taught you, but if she didn't (or you didn't listen), you can go ahead and order the wine, because this book will.
About The Author
Natalie comes from a long line of people who love to tell other people what to do. Natalie was nine years old when she first gave unsolicited advice to her own mother regarding her marriage to Natalie's father - advice which, according to Natalie's mother was invaluable, and not at all precocious. It's this almost reflexive need to proffer guidance, combined with her deep neurosis and extreme self consciousness in new situations, that made Natalie the perfect person to write the weekly column Things You Should Know By Now in Sunday Life magazine. Natalie has been a journalist for over 10 years, writing for such publications as Who Magazine, Marie Claire and Sunday Life, where she's also deputy editor.
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 1st May 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.3
Weight (kg): 0.134