At 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, January 13, the GUILD joined the ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION OF NEW YORK in a delightful SPEAKING OF SHAKESPEARE engagement at the KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION (15 East 65th Street) with Judith Martin. She was joined by her daughter and co-author Jacobina, and they discussed Miss Manners’ Guide to a Surprisingly Dignified Wedding. Admission was $50, half of which was tax-deductible. The following week a luncheon gathering with the same special guests occurred at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, at the WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB (1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW) in Washington, with a $30 admission charge. Copies of the latest Miss Manners volume were available on both occasions.
Best known for her syndicated column and for Miss Manners’ guides to everything from “Civility” to “Communication,” “Domestic Tranquility,” “Eating,” “Excruciatingly Correct Behavior,” “Rearing Perfect Children,” and “The Right Thing to Say,” Judith Martin is also a novelist, echoing Jane Austen in titles like Style and Substance, a memoirist who has enchanted us with No Vulgar Hotel: The Desire and Pursuit of Venice, and a distinguished recipient of the coveted National Humanities Medal.
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