Monday, February 23, 2015

Book Review: Modern Manners

Modern Manners was a great treat for me to read.  It definitely proved to me that manners are still important in today's fast paced world and that there a few I had been slacking on.  I really enjoyed reading about how to handle different situations introductions and the dining and hosting chapters.  I did get the vibe from the book that chivalry was dead which to me was rather disappointing.  While I totally agreed that everyone should give up their seat on a bus or train for elderly, pregnant or disabled people I do think a man should still give his seat up for a woman.  As much as we want to be equal to men we are not.  We do something very special, we give life!  We women should be honored for that.  Offering a seat for a woman, holding her door or pulling out her chair is not a sign of weakness for the woman but a display of honor. The book also did not discuss helping a woman with her coat, something which my husband does often.  I was happy in the dining chapters the book did suggest men pull out a woman's chair. Lastly I am totally confused on how Liv Tyler daughter of Steven Tyler from Areosmith had any sort of credit to writing this book.  I love her as an actress but what credentials does she have for writing this book?  The other author Dorothea Johnson at least does this for a living. Overall this book was not terrible and in fact a good reminder to all of us some basic manners we need to remember.  I would suggest this book for any recent high school or collage grad who is entering to work world or having it be part of a career prep curriculum.  
Modern Manners by Dorothea Johnson and Liv Tyler

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

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