Category Archives: Etiquette

The Bridal Wave by Erin Torneo and Valerie Cabrera Krause

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 231 pages, 2007 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: My bridal wave started last year. Synopsis: The subtitle of this book is A Survival Guide to the Everyone-I-Know- is-Getting-Married Years, and when you need this book, you will absolutely know. The Bridal Wave offers up tips on everything from dealing with your […]

I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 304 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: A few guest spots on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report and a few episodes of Strangers With Candy have resulted in much love for Amy Sedaris (and an impulse buy of the complete dvd boxset of Strangers With Candy). Synopsis: Why […]

A Virgin’s Guide to Everything by Lauren McCutcheon

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 376 pages, 2005 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: Like most people, there are always things I’m putting off doing ‘until I know enough to do it right.’ Synopsis: Has there ever been something you wanted to do – eating sushi, getting a massage, going to a foreign country – but you […]

Better Than Beauty by Helen Valentine and Alice Thompson

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 164 pages, 1938 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: It’s always fun to see what standards previous generations had to live up to in comparison to today. I think I heard about the book on BookCrazy. Synopsis: Better Than Beauty is just what the subtitle says, a guide to charm. It begins […]

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy by Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley, and Jai Rodriguez

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 256 pages, 2004 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: I think the tv show is hilarious. Synopsis: Television’s Fab Five continue their quest to improve straight men, this time in book form. Each expert focuses on their area of expertise in an individual section: food and wine (Ted); grooming […]

The Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Decorum by Kim Izzo and Ceri Marsh

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 299 pages, 2001 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: I’m a sucker for a cute cover, even if it’s a book about etiquette. Synopsis: A sassy Miss Manners update that acknowledges girls need advice on things such as how to be civil to an ex-boyfriend, surviving Jill Jobs before getting to an […]