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11/24/08: Emily Post

Emily Post on her radio program, circa 1942. Emily Post Institute
Emily Post on her radio program, circa 1942. Emily Post Institute

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – The name Emily Post is synonymous with good manners in America. But setting aside the myth reveals a complex woman who weathered a scandalous divorce to recreate herself as her own person. After attempts at writing novels and keeping company with the likes of Mark Twain and Edith Wharton - Post published a small run of her book "Etiquette." It would become the basis of an empire - and some 50 years after her death, her work still influences how we think society should behave. Monday, Doug is joined by biographer Laura Claridge and Post's great-great-granddaughter Anna for a look at Emily Post's life and enduring legacy.

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