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Author: Peggy Post Narrator: Susan Bennett Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780061230509
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Have you ever been annoyed by cell phone yakkers, line cutters, or movie chatters? Been confused about who pays at a restaurant? Received a gift you hated? Fumed over how to respond to a nosy question? America’s etiquette expert Peggy Post comes to the rescue in this concise handbook devoted to the top 100 etiquette issues everyone wonders about. You’ll learn how to politely say no to difficult requests, how to introduce someone if you’ve forgotten his or her name, how to perform damage control for email bloopers, and countless other strategies for handling life’s awkward moments. Additional highlights include:

– Ten conversational blunders
– Five introduction goofs
– Top dinner-table manners goofs
– Tipping guidelines
– A family gathering survival guide
– How to spot a dud on the first date
– Playdate etiquette
– How to be a welcome houseguest
– How to simplify gift giving
– Dispelling wedding myths
– And much more

In “Excuse Me, But I Was Next…”, Peggy Post distills the essence of etiquette for today’s world into the perfect portable audiobook.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lighthearted but helpful guidelines include teaching children to be polite to each other and adults, to be aware of public decorum, such as not wiggling and fussing in restaurants, and to gracefully share with others.”


  • “Peggy Post, Emily’s great-granddaughter-in-law, has spent much of her adult life pondering these irritating pickles. In this breezy read, she dispenses sensible solutions for 100 common etiquette dilemmas. Fresh, direct, and unpretentious.”             

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “In this easy-to-read guide, every reader will discover a means of getting out of at least one jam.”

    Library Journal

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About the Author

Peggy Post, Emily Post’s great-granddaughter-in-law, is the recognized leading authority on etiquette today and the author of a dozen books. Millions seek her advice through her monthly columns in Good Housekeeping and Parents magazines, as well as in her articles in InStyle Weddings and on She conducts hundreds of speeches and media interviews annually, and her television appearances include Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly, Oprah, and the Today show.

About the Narrator

Susan Bennett, Earphones Award-winning narrator, has enjoyed an extensive career as a vocal artist. She has worked with major agencies on such accounts as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, AT&T, Blue Cross, Goodyear, and Club Med. She also dabbles in the music industry as the singer and keyboardist for The Interactive! Band. Along with her guitarist husband, Rick Hinkle, she is the co-owner of Audiocam Music, a full-service recording studio.