Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th Edition
Manners for a New World
Welcome to Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th edition! The definitive voice in American manners, 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 as co-authors. Together they answer today’s toughest etiquette questions on topics ranging from everyday manners and life in the workplace to weddings and all stages of family life, 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, Emily Post’s great-granddaughter-in-law, is a director of The Emily Post Institute and the author of more than a dozen etiquette books. Peggy is co-author of the 18th edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette. Her other books include the 16th and 17th editions of Emily Post’s Etiquette; Emily Post’s Wedding Planner; Emily’s Everyday Manners; and Emily Post's The Gift of Good Manners.
Since 1995, Peggy has written a popular monthly column in Good Housekeeping magazine. She also wrote a biweekly online column in The New York Times called “The Well-Mannered Wedding.” Additionally, Peggy conducts lectures and seminars for businesses, trade associations, and community organizations throughout the U.S.
Peggy Post’s media appearances include Oprah, Dr. Phil, The View, Live with Regis and Kelly, the Today show, Good Morning America, Dateline, VH1, and CNN. Peggy has been interviewed by myriad media outlets including: NPR; USA Weekend; The New York Times; The Wall Street Journal; The Washington Post; Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Baltimore Sun. She has conducted spokesperson campaigns for several businesses, including Master Card; Bed Bath & Beyond; SBC; Merci Chocolate; Yahoo; KFC; Vistaprint; and Florida Department of Citrus.
Peggy began her career as an international flight attendant for Pan American World Airways. She then taught seventh grade English and history in New York City before entering the business world, developing a 30-year career of management and consulting positions in the financial sector. Born in Washington, DC, she was raised in Maryland and New Orleans and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Louisiana State University. Peggy and her husband, Allen, live in southwest Florida, and she has two stepsons, Casey and Jeep, and a grandson Carter.
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 edition, Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, 6th edition, and Great Get-Togethers. She is the author of Do I Have To Wear White? Emily Post Answers America's Wedding Etiquette Questions, Emily Post's Wedding Parties, and Mr. Manners: Lessons from Obama on Civility.
Lizzie Post is a great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post and co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette 18th Edition as well as Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette 6th edition, and The Etiquette Advantage in Buisness, 3rd edition. Lizzie does speaking engagements across the country sharing advice about entertaining, weddings, dating, tech-etiquette, finance and lifestyle. She has worked as a spokesperson for AirBnB, Bank of America, and American Express Platinum.
Lizzie and Daniel Post Senning co-host the Awesome Etiquette podcast on American Public Media’s podcast network, Infinite Guest. She is also a columnist with Women’s Running Magazine. Lizzie hosted a web series for Ulive.com called Awkward Moments, which focuses on life’s awkward etiquette situations.
Lizzie offers a fresh perspective on etiquette with an engaging and modern voice. She delights in tackling etiquette’s taboo topics with the media, making her a popular source. Her interviews include NBC’s The Today Show, Katie, Fox & Friends, Live with Kelly and Michael, The Gayle King Show, The Wendy Williams Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, W Magazine, The Huffington Post and more.
Lizzie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from The University of Vermont and currently lives in her native Vermont where she works for The Emily Post Institute.
Daniel Post Senning is the great-great grandson of Emily Post and a co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th edition and Emily Post Children’s Etiquette Train the Trainer Course, 3rd edition. He is also the author of Emily Post’s Manners in a Digital World: Living Well Online.
Dan conducts etiquette seminars and delivers speeches across the country and around the world. He is a personable and dynamic presenter who takes pleasure in making the topic of etiquette useful and approachable to all audiences. He has previously worked with clients including Emirates Airlines, Le Meridien Hotels, The Peninsula Hotels, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Barclay's Financial, UBS, Emerson Process Management, and the Trinidad and Tobago Tourism and Hospitality Institute. He has worked as a spokesperson for Bank of America. Dan also co-teaches the Emily Post Children’s Etiquette Train the Trainer Course with his mother, Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D.
Together with his cousin Lizzie Post, Dan answers 21st century etiquette questions on Awesome Etiquette, a podcast from American Public Media. Dan is also the Webmaster and editor of online content for www.emilypost.com and hosts The Institute's Q&A blog, The Etiquette Daily.
Dan is an active spokesperson for the Institute, and has appeared on the Today Show, The History Channel, ESPN, and Better TV. He is a regular guest on the CBS affiliate in Burlington, VT and has contributed to The Huffington Post. He has been interviewed by publications including The New York Times, Esquire, GQ, Glamour, Time Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.
Prior to joining The Emily Post Institute in 2008, Dan worked in the performing arts, touring with the Laurie Cameron Company based in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Pomona College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology. He currently lives in the Burlington, Vermont area.