Post, Emily Price, 1872–1960, American authority on etiquette, b. Baltimore. Born into a wealthy family, Post began her literary career as a novelist. Her best-known book, however, is Etiquette (1922), a practical guide to proper social behavior, written in a lively style. Etiquette gained wide popularity and sold more than a million copies. Emily Post broadcast on the radio after 1931 and produced a daily column on good taste that was syndicated in more than 150 newspapers. Also an authority on interior decoration, she wrote The Personality of a House (1930).
See biography by L. Claridge (2008).
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