I have a particular fondness for etiquette books (despite the fact that I usually wind up deploring that other people don't seem to read them). I like ones from different eras, as it also interests me to see how social mores have changed over time. So, when I saw this book in a small Palm Springs shop, I snapped it up.Despite the title, it is not really an etiquette book. Thomas P. Farley is the editor of "Town & Country" magazine's "Social Graces" column, and he has selected some especial favorites concerning the annual Christmas letter (referred to in our home as the "brag-n-gag"), cell phones, weddings, and other aspects of daily life. Guest authors include Letitia Baldridge, Andy Rooney and Jamie Lee Curtis.An entertaining read with short chapters, perfect for the bus, subway or a coffee break.