The 18th on the 18th! October 18th is a big date for us here at the Emily Post Institute. It’s the publication date of EMILY POST’S ETIQUETTE, 18TH EDITION: Manners for a New World. I could tell you about the new etiquette; it includes things like texting manners and fist bumps and pocket dialing. I could remind you that even though the manners may have changed in the past six years, the principles of respect, consideration, and honesty are still the same. I could list the manners associated with a destination wedding.
But I won’t do any of those things.What I want to do is to talk about the next generation. On this book – the 18th edition – we are introducing the fifth generation of Posts, Emily’s great-great grandchildren. Peggy Post, fourth generation, has been the author and spokesperson for the 16th and 17th editions. On the 18th edition Peggy has worked with her nieces and nephew to write the most up-to-date book of etiquette advice yet. Lizzie Post and Anna Post are sisters. Daniel Post Senning is their cousin. Their youthful voice and approach to strengthening relationships whether they are within the family, social circles, or work environment brings fresh light to the topic whether new or traditional manners are the subject at hand.
Those of us in the fourth generation – my sister-in-law Peggy, my brother Peter, and myself – are so proud of these young adults. They have all been working with us at the Institute for years and clearly have a firm understanding of the importance of etiquette in everything we say and do. They are gracious, intelligent, well spoken, and delightful. So join us as we celebrate them as they embark on their new venture with Peggy.