Conversations with Authors - Judith Martin, aka "Miss Manners" (Virtual Event)

Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 4:00pm


Saturday, July 18th • 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT

Judith Martin, aka "Miss Manners"

in conversation with Liam Mayclem

Conversations with Authors is our free virtual event series! Join us every Saturday and Sunday at 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT for a new chat with a different author.


Dear Literati,

It was gracious of you to join us for a polite ramble through the wilds of etiquette. I trust that you, too, are reflecting on how we can improve normal life when we return to it—in big moral ways, of course, but also in inter-personal and ceremonial ones.

For once I am glad I never got around to weeding my over-stuffed library, because I have been re-reading my favorites from over the decades. Allow me again to say how stunned I was by Alessandro Manzoni’s The Betrothed. When I last read it, I had thought that plagues were interesting only as part of history. Now, although I still find the heroine annoying—in a crisis, you can always count on her to fall apart— I am mesmerized by the descriptions of mob psychology in regard to both politics and a pandemic.

I am so glad to have had this opportunity—even if it did do me out of a trip to California. I hope to see all of you in person in better days.

Yours sincerely,
Judith Martin


Below, please find links to purchase Judith's books.


The Betrothed: I Promessi Sposi Cover Image
ISBN: 9781098502331
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Published: Independently Published - May 13th, 2019

But Alessandro Manzoni is not only a skilful painter of individual portraits, he excels also in grand historical representations. In that of the plague at Milan, and the famine preceding it, his manner becomes bolder, his touch more free and majestic, without, however, losing any of its exquisite delicacy.

Minding Miss Manners: In an Era of Fake Etiquette Cover Image
ISBN: 9781449493561
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - June 9th, 2020

From the most trusted name in advice comes a fresh, contemporary guide to modern manners dilemmas.

Minding Miss Manners: In an Era of Fake Etiquette is a modern guide to modern manners.

Miss Manners Minds Your Business Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393349856
Availability: Special Order
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 20th, 2014

“Both a sad and hilarious commentary on the state of the modern workplace.”—New York Times

No Vulgar Hotel: The Desire and Pursuit of Venice Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393330601
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 17th, 2008

"Add No Vulgar Hotel to the list of books you must read before you come to Venice." —Donna Leon

Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior Cover Image
By Judith Martin, Gloria Kamen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780393058741
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 17th, 2005

An indispensable manual to navigating life from birth to death without making a false move.

Miss Manners' Guide to a Surprisingly Dignified Wedding Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393069143
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 11th, 2010

Bride and mother-of-the-bride rebel against today’s monster weddings and explain how weddings can be charming, affordable—and excruciatingly correct.

Miss Manners' Guide to Rearing Perfect Children Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743244176
Availability: Special Order
Published: Touchstone - May 17th, 2002

Miss Manners' Guide for the Turn-Of-The-Millennium Cover Image
ISBN: 9780671722289
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Published: Fireside Books - November 15th, 1990

With the wit, tact, and wisdom that have made Miss Manners a household name, America's foremost authority on civilized behavior takes you through every aspect of your personal, professional, and social life with ease and charm.
From somewhat classic queries:
* What do I wear to a job interview/felony trial/jacuzzi?