She Fine-Tuned the Forks of the Richan Vulgars
By DINITIA SMITH writing in the New York Times. Published: October 16, 2008
Daughter of the Gilded Age, Mistress of American Manners
By Laura Claridge
Illustrated. 525 pages. Random House. $30.
Emily Post’s first etiquette book, published in 1922, went through 10 editions and was in its 89th printing when she died in 1960. Her syndicated columns appeared in 160 newspapers, she received 3,000 letters a week seeking advice and had a thrice-weekly radio program.