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LIVE from the NYPL: Miss Manners (Judith Martin) & Bob Morris Let's Put Manners on You

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May 10, 2005

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Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium

Judith Martin (a.k.a. Miss Manners) discusses modern etiquette?her "freshly updated" Miss Manner's Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior has just been re-issued by Norton?with Bob Morris, the edgy, hardboiled writer and novelist regularly published in The New York Times Style pages. Expect Martin and Morris to debate about the refined, the uncouth and more.

About Judith Martin:

Widely admired and slightly feared "Miss Manners" is America's leading etiquette expert, reaches 35.8 million readers with "Miss Manners" columns syndicated in nationwide newspapers, magazines, and on the Internet. She has written several best-selling books on etiquette and society, as well as two novels. Born a perfect lady in an imperfect society, Mrs. Martin lives in Washington, DC with her husband. Their children are now grown-up, but still perfect.

About Bob Morris:

As the "Age of Dissonance" columnist for the New York Times Sunday Styles section, Bob Morris critiques and comments upon all aspects of contemporary manners in a highly aspirational and rude society. On radio, he has been a commentator on NPR's "All Things Considered" and his writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the NY Times Magazine and other publications. He is a contributing editor at Travel and Leisure, a playwright, and the author of Crispin The Terrible, a picture book for children and Delia at the Delano, a picture book for adults who don't like to read. He is currently at work on a book of complaints.

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