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Read your way to better etiquette

click to enlarge In this handbook for men, Peter Post, the great-grandson of Emily Post, shares a good deal of helpful advice on what's appropriate and what's not, reminding male readers that actions, appearance and words can greatly affect relationships at home, at the office and in the community - $21.95 at Scriptura (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 219-1113; 5423 Magazine St., 897-1555; www.scriptura.com).
  • In this handbook for men, Peter Post, the great-grandson of Emily Post, shares a good deal of helpful advice on what's appropriate and what's not, reminding male readers that actions, appearance and words can greatly affect relationships at home, at the office and in the community - $21.95 at Scriptura (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 219-1113; 5423 Magazine St., 897-1555; www.scriptura.com).


click to enlarge French style guru Madame Genevieve Antoine Dariaux imparts, in alphabetical order, timeless pearls of wisdom on all things fashion-related in this classic encyclopedia of elegance - $14.95 at Garden District Book Shop (The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266; www.gardendistrictbookshop.com).
  • French style guru Madame Genevieve Antoine Dariaux imparts, in alphabetical order, timeless pearls of wisdom on all things fashion-related in this classic encyclopedia of elegance - $14.95 at Garden District Book Shop (The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266; www.gardendistrictbookshop.com).


click to enlarge Should you shake hands? Bow? Give one kiss or two? Prepare for a well-mannered trip abroad with Michael Powell's guide to international etiquette. The book explains various cultural customs and includes tips to help you polish your behavior in 45 countries around the world - $13.95 at World Market (1134 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 736-0571; 1617 Westbank Expy., Harvey, 227-2244; www.worldmarket.com).
  • Should you shake hands? Bow? Give one kiss or two? Prepare for a well-mannered trip abroad with Michael Powell's guide to international etiquette. The book explains various cultural customs and includes tips to help you polish your behavior in 45 countries around the world - $13.95 at World Market (1134 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 736-0571; 1617 Westbank Expy., Harvey, 227-2244; www.worldmarket.com).
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