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11/24/08: Emily Post

Emily Post on her radio program, circa 1942. <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Emily Post Institute</a>
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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