Miss Manners' Guide to Rearing Perfect Children

Review: “Miss Manners’ Guide To Rearing Perfect Children” by Judith Martin.

Thumbs up to Miss Manners’ Guide to Rearing Perfect Children by Judith Martin. Humor/Etiquette.

It is no closely held secret that I do not like children enough to ever have one myself. I do, however, like Miss Manners – very much indeed. She is that special combination of wise and hilarious. Her classic work, Miss Manners’ Guide To Excruciatingly Correct Behavior, is a staple of my bookshelf; and even if I do not live up to it, at least her wit makes me bellylaugh when I am down. This one was nearly as delightful.

“There is a prohibition on attempts to conduct general conversation through a shut bathroom door. Miss Manners cannot think of a sociable remark that cannot wait until the door is opened – with the one exception of ‘I noticed that something’s dripping through the ceiling downstairs.'”


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