The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Behavior tells the extraordinary true stories of the 64 biggest social graces and faux pas—using hilarious and informative illustrations!
From the time we’re born, we’re taught to mind our manners: don’t put your elbows on the table, make eye contact when you’re speaking with someone, chew with your mouth closed. In fact, we learn pretty much everything about basic etiquette...everything except where, exactly, it came from. That’s where The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Behaviors comes in. This handy, easy-to-read guidebook is packed with answers to questions like:
Why can’t you show up to a party empty-handed? Who invented the “Golden Rule”? What does “RSVP” mean? Why can’t you wear ballcaps inside? When did we start saying “thank you”?
More than a simple gift book, The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Behavior is an informative guide to life’s finer formalities. Regale your friends and family with your knowledge of handshakes, curtsies, and everything in between! And when you’re done, pass it onto your friends! The hand-illustrated designs will make them laugh, and maybe even teach them a few things along the way. And, when all is said and done, you can stick the book on a shelf for all to see: its refined cover, thick pages, bold colors, and original artwork would be the perfect addition to any mantle.
Laura Hetherington is a writer, actress, and comedian in New York City—originally, a nice town in Maryland that you’ve never heard of. She received a BA in English from Fordham University and has a love for The X-Files, a good hike, and staring deeply into the eyes of her roommate, Charles the Yorkie. Follow her at @_lauragolightly on Instagram.
Rebecca Pry is an Illustrator and Designer living in Warwick, New York. She received a BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in 2013. Rebecca’s art adds a humorous twist to everyday items and scenes, and she has created patterns and graphics for home goods, books, accessories, apparel, and regularly shows her work in local galleries in the Hudson Valley. When she is not drawing, she is outside in a brightly colored sweater. See more at Rebeccapry.com.