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    DescriptionOur eminent founding father Ben Franklin once famously compared guests to stinking fish. While this assessment may seem a trifle harsh, the truth remains that social intercourse is a most risky endeavor. Who better to address this concern than the inimitable pundit Russell Lynes--a man renowned for his unparalleled expertise on the social graces and the many personality types who regularly abuse them? In this classic guide to "guesting," Lynes provides an indispensable overview of the rituals of behavior that make it possible to visit and be visited, and the necessary safeguards that protect us from our friends and our friends from us. It is a book that demands to be read by every potential guest and host, stinker and stinkee alike.


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    Title
    Guests
    Subtitle
    or, How to Survive Hospitality: The Classic Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Russell Lynes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 68 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061706417
    ISBN 10: 0061706418
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WZG
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-RB
    B&T General Subject: 240
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21900
    B&T Approval Code: A26650000, A97300000
    BISAC V2.8: CKB029000, HUM003000
    B&T Approval Code: A33802000
    BISAC V2.8: REF011000
    DC22: 395.3
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 817.5
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BJ2021 .L9 2009
    Thema V1.0: WZG
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "One of America's foremost arbiters of taste and mores. . . . Essayist, social historian, photographer and Renaissance man, Mr. Lynes was an acclaimed expert on what was highbrow, what was lowbrow and what was no brow at all."--New York Times