Direct from the author of the popular "Social Q's" column in The New York Times —a comedy of manners that strives to answer what exactly passes for good behavior in a world buzzing with tweets, twits, OMGs, WTFs, White House party crashers, fame monsters, and Facebook bullies.
Since its debut in June of 2008, Philip Galanes's "Social Q's" column has been a fixture in The New York Times and has quickly become one of its most popular features. In addition to his weekly column, Philip appears monthly on the Today show to dish with Kathie Lee and Hoda and dispense advice to the many Americans who need help navigating the murky moral waters of these modern times. Now, in Social Q's, Philip collects his etiquette tips for a Mr. Manners-type guide that would make Emily Post dizzy.
Using a series of witty, briskly paced and hilarious essays, Philip Galanes considers a host of awkward, everyday situations…from texting on the bus to splitting the dinner check—and guides readers to a light-hearted awareness of how they behave…and misbehave. Sharp but never biting, smart without scolding, Social Q's gives modern-day etiquette the helpful and entertaining shot in the arm it needs.