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#Book Review: 50 Essential Etiquette Lessons by Katherine Flannery is full of great tips for young professionals @NetGalley #ReviewAThon

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50 Essential Etiquette Lessons: How to Eat Lunch with Your Boss, Handle Happy Hour Like a Pro, and Write a Thank You Note in the Age of Texting and Tweeting is the perfect etiquette book for millennials.

NetGalley is hosting a “Review A Thon,” throughout the entire month of August. Net Galley is a great website that provides free advanced reader copies to bloggers and readers in exchange for an honest review. I love books and I also enjoy saving money, so Net Galley is perfect for me.

I enjoy reading as a form of self care. Curling up with a good book is a form of stress relief for me. Sometimes I share book reviews here on my website, but throughout the month of August, I will be sharing even more book reviews than normal as I work my way through my massive “To Be Read,” pile on Net Galley.

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 My Review for 50 Essential Etiquette Lessons: How to Eat Lunch with Your Boss, Handle Happy Hour Like a Pro, and Write a Thank You Note in the Age of Texting and Tweeting

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50 Essential Etiquette Lessons by Katherine Flannery is the perfect etiquette book for the modern age. This short book is overflowing with  practical tips and straightforward advice that will help young professionals step up their A game. I would consider myself an “elder millenial,” (I’m almost as old as person can be and still be considered part of that generation), and I found lots of tips in the pages of this brief book that I could apply to my own professional setting.

Navigating a professional landscape and interacting with others can be both complex and nuanced. In the past, I’ve found myself asking questions such as: When is it appropriate to send a thank you card- would a thank you e-mail be acceptable? Should I bring a gift if someone invites me to dinner- or is that old fashioned? How should I dress when attending a seminar that is deemed, “business casual?” Flannery answers all of these questions and many more.

I was particularly interested in the section that dealt with the use of technology. Her chapter about how to appropriately address an e-mail, (For example, is “Dear So-and-So,” too formal of a salutation?) was particularly helpful to me because I write hundreds of e-mails for work on a regular basis.

I have worked at churches and nonprofits in large cities as well as in small towns. From my own experience, I can state that sometimes etiquette can be tricky.  This book would have been particularly beneficial to me when I was doing my first internship. Plus- it’s short and can be read in under two hours! 50 Essential Etiquette Lessons is the perfect reference book for any young professional who would like to step up their game in today’s world.   

Note: I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and options are my own. 

Publisher’s Description:

Book Details

Title:  50 Essential Etiquette Lessons: How to Eat Lunch with Your Boss, Handle Happy Hour Like a Pro, and Write a Thank You Note in the Age of Texting and Tweeting

Author: Katherine Flannery

Genre: Nonfiction/ Manners & Etiquette / Reference

Publisher: Callisto Media / Althea Press

Publication Date: September 10, 2019

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