The ultimate guide to modern manners from today's authority on gracious livingTown & Country. In a world where the rules keep changing and informality reigns, how does one know how to behave with courtesy and grace?Is it rude to keep checking my Blackberry during lunch with a friend? How do I speak with the parents of the child who bullies my son at school? And reallyis a hand-written thank-you note still necessary?Town & Country Etiquettehas the answers to all these quandaries...and more. Written by a respected etiquette coach, it covers all of the traditional subjects (place settings at formal dinners, appropriate language for invitations), as well as those that are unique to our time: issues of privacy and cyberspace, personal interaction in an increasingly diverse society, and professional protocol in a global business environment. Written in the magazine's sophisticated, witty voice,Town & Country Etiquetteis filled with real-life anecdotes that help anyoneof any age and social statuslearn the manners of the modern world.