Eleanor Roosevelt’s Book of Common Sense Etiquette

Eleanor Roosevelt's Book of Common Sense Etiquette

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Book of Common Sense Etiquette

by Eleanor Roosevelt

This review doesn’t really fit with the rest of my medical history books, but I don’t know where else to put it.

This was a free e-book, otherwise, I don’t think I would have paid any amount of money to read a book on etiquette written in the 1960s. Having said that, because this book was written in the 1960, it was of moderate interest.

Nothing Mrs Roosevelt wrote was earth-shaking and some of the advice could even stand today. Despite her recognition that women did toil in the workplace, there was still the stigma of single young ladies entertaining a man in her apartment alone. Scandalous!

Some parts of the book were more readable than others. Towards the end, I found myself skipping large portions because books like this aren’t really written to be read from cover to cover, but to be consulted for specific information.

I give the book 3 out of 5. If nothing else, it’s a glimpse of a time past and reminded me how much nicer living in this time is.

Until We Come Up With Something Witty To Say…