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3.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 5 3.29 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peggy Post Narrator: Susan Bennett Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN:
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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 e-mail 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
  • Play-date 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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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Milah | 1/20/2014

    " I tend to be too nice to strangers and I picked this up in hopes of getting polite ways to be more assertive.I enjoyed it, skipping over a few chapters that weren't of interest to me, but laughing at some of the other situations (having been there). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susanna | 12/27/2013

    " A funny book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 12/11/2013

    " Don't know why, but I like reading etiquette books. I find them interesting, and I liked this one. It had lots of practical, every day dilemmas, apart from what fork to use with fish and all that fussy stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 11/22/2013

    " I enjoyed this for the light reading and reminders of etiquette. I especially enjoyed the chapter on cell phones. Apparently we really don't have a year to give a gift following a wedding. That's an urban myth. Also, apparently it's not best to ask a widow whether the spouse had life insurance! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lian Turiano | 11/1/2013

    " I yawned every couple of ages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 7/31/2013

    " This book reminded me of the time I mistook an older sister for "the mom" when talking to a few customers at work. This is a quick fun review with the advice such as,putting off nosy questions with a laugh and complaining to mgmt instead of making a scene. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Areejmk | 4/22/2013

    " I really like this book, i'll read it again in sha alla ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dani | 3/11/2013

    " It was more enjoyable than I thought. I picked it up and just started reading, the only down side is I feel so rude now! Haha! Oh well, always room for improvement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 1/14/2013

    " Surprisingly fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 12/10/2012

    " Hey! My etiquette isn't as bad as I feared even if I didn't know how to seat dignitaries at a dinner party. Now if only we could get this book into the hands of all those loud cell phone users and deli-counter line jumpers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 7/5/2012

    " Mostly YAWN! First of all, this was an abridged book, which I don't normally read. I think I would have preferred much more humor rather than this typical by-the-book etiquette lesson. Helped the hours at work drone away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 6/24/2012

    " Interesting, quick read. Lots of common sense items, but good reminders on things I don't remember as much as I should! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 6/9/2011

    " I liked reading this, it helped remind me of my manners...I also learned some things I need to work on. Great source for what do to in uncomfortable situations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 3/12/2011

    " I picked this up to just look at it and read it from cover to cover. It was very interesting and informative. It's a great light read and a wonderful manners review. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johnna | 1/25/2011

    " Manners are manners. Glad someone cares besides me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 12/31/2010

    " I picked this up to just look at it and read it from cover to cover. It was very interesting and informative. It's a great light read and a wonderful manners review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dani | 10/8/2010

    " It was more enjoyable than I thought. I picked it up and just started reading, the only down side is I feel so rude now! Haha! Oh well, always room for improvement. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 3/25/2010

    " Mostly YAWN! First of all, this was an abridged book, which I don't normally read. I think I would have preferred much more humor rather than this typical by-the-book etiquette lesson. Helped the hours at work drone away. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 1/10/2010

    " This book reminded me of the time I mistook an older sister for "the mom" when talking to a few customers at work. This is a quick fun review with the advice such as,putting off nosy questions with a laugh and complaining to mgmt instead of making a scene. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Milah | 4/22/2009

    " I tend to be too nice to strangers and I picked this up in hopes of getting polite ways to be more assertive.I enjoyed it, skipping over a few chapters that weren't of interest to me, but laughing at some of the other situations (having been there). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rose | 3/3/2009

    " This is an okay book. It's a much shorter version of Emily Post's Etiquette. As in, most of the passages are verbatim out of that larger, more comprehensive book.

    It's treated as more of a question and answer format than a Compendium of All Etiquette that was the larger book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 12/21/2008

    " Don't know why, but I like reading etiquette books. I find them interesting, and I liked this one. It had lots of practical, every day dilemmas, apart from what fork to use with fish and all that fussy stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 6/6/2008

    " I liked reading this, it helped remind me of my manners...I also learned some things I need to work on. Great source for what do to in uncomfortable situations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 1/3/2008

    " Hey! My etiquette isn't as bad as I feared even if I didn't know how to seat dignitaries at a dinner party. Now if only we could get this book into the hands of all those loud cell phone users and deli-counter line jumpers. "

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About the Author
Author Peggy Post

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 WeddingChannel.com. 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 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. Among her audiobook narrations are Full of Grace, Replay, and Tiger, Tiger, for which she won an AudioFile Earphones Award.