Amy Vanderbilt


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Amy Vanderbilt (July 22, 1908 – December 27, 1974) was an American authority on etiquette. In 1952 she published the best selling book Amy Vanderbilt's Complete Book of Etiquette. The book, later retitled Amy Vanderbilt's Etiquette, has been updated and is still in circulation today. The most recent edition was edited by Nancy Tuckerman and Nancy Dunnan. Its longtime popularity has led to it being... more »

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  • ''Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.''
    Amy Vanderbilt (1908-1974), U.S. hostess, author. Introduction, pt. 2, New Complete Book of Etiquette (1963).
  • ''We must learn which ceremonies may be breached occasionally at our convenience and which ones may never be if we are to live pleasantly with our fellow man.''
    Amy Vanderbilt (1908-1974), U.S. hostess, author. New Complete Book of Etiquette, pt. 1, introduction (1963).
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