Business Book Roundtable
January 27, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Peggy Post presents EtiquetteThis event is a must for those of us who are unclear of 'the rules' at a business function. Peggy Post is the definitive author on etiquette and will share her insights about how to interact in professional social setting.
Union League Club of Chicago
11:30 - Book Signing
$30 in advance / $35 at the door
In 1922, Emily Post came out with the definitive book on etiquette. To celebrate its 75th anniversary, her great-granddaughter-in-law Peggy Post has updated and revised the opus into an 845-page 16th edition that takes modern conundrums and lifestyles into account. Peggy is going to speak about business and party etiquette as well as sign her new edition.
Peggy Post Peggy Post, Emily Post's great granddaughter-in-law, is a spokesperson and author for the Emily Post Institute. The Institute, created by Emily in 1946, serves as a 'civility barometer' for American society and continues Emily's work by remaining the definitive source on etiquette. Peggy began her work with the Institute in 1991 through speaking engagements and media interviews.
In 1995, Peggy succeeded her mother-in-law, Elizabeth L. Post -- after Elizabeth's 30-year tenure with the Institute. Peggy's first book, the 16th edition of 'Emily Post's Etiquette,' was published in May, 1997 by HarperCollins, and marked the 75th anniversary of 'Etiquette' and its influence on society. In November, 1999 the Posts published their first hardcover title on the subject of business etiquette, entitled 'The Etiquette Advantage in Business: Personal Skills for Professional Success.' Peggy's second book, 'Emily Post's Entertaining,' was first published in 1998. In 1999 a major title on weddings, 'Emily Post's Weddings' and the companion piece, 'Emily Post's Wedding Planning' were released.
In addition to books, Peggy writes a monthly etiquette column in 'Good Housekeeping' magazine, a Post tradition since 1970. Peggy also writes a monthly etiquette column for 'Parents' magazine, providing parents with advice on raising polite children. In the Spring of 1999, Peggy began writing a quarterly column for 'Bride Again' magazine, the first publication dedicated to the encore bride.
A well-known media personality, Peggy conducts hundreds of interviews annually. She has provided etiquette advice on network programs including NBC's 'The Today Show' and 'Dateline' and CBS's 'Nightly News' and 'This Morning,' as well as networks such as CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX, A&E, Lifetime Television, Animal Planet, and the Bloomberg Business Network. She has been interviewed by nearly every major daily newspaper in America. She has appeared on syndicated programs including 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,' 'The View,' and 'Live With Regis and Kathie Lee.' Peggy's book tours in 1999 and 1998 to promote 'Weddings' and 'Entertaining' respectively included visits to 20 cities. Her 1997 book tour to promote the 75th anniversary edition of 'Etiquette' encompassed visits to 14 cities across the United States and Canada, and included more than 100 print, radio, and television interviews.
In 1979, Peggy married Allen Post, Emily's great-grandson. The couple resides in Florida. They were married on Martha's Vineyard and their reception was held in Emily's summer residence. Peggy is stepmother to Allen's two sons, Casey and Jeep. They are all active outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy skiing, golf, and fishing.