Columns and Books
Thomas P. Farley dispenses advice that is much sought-after. He is also the editor of the anthology “Modern Manners: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Social Graces” and a contributor to the book “The Experts Guide to Getting Things Done Faster.” The following are a sampling of his etiquette columns for the New York Post and Manhattan magazine.
To some of his latest columns for the New York Post, click on the links below. To submit a question, click here.
Modern Manners: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Social Graces (Hearst Books, $17.95), edited by Thomas P. Farley, is an anthology of Town & Country magazine’s highly popular etiquette column, which Farley helmed for nearly a decade. Modern Manners is a must-read for anyone who cares about (or needs to learn about) manners and etiquette, and contains roughly fifty essays, by writers including Hugh Downs, Frank McCourt, Charles Osgood, Peggy Noonan, Andy Rooney and Jamie Lee Curtis.
The Experts' Guide to Doing Things Faster (Clarkson Potter; $28), edited by Samantha Ettus, contains savvy tips and advice from 100 high-profile authorities, including Richard Branson (on how to get a loan), Hannah Storm (on getting ready in the morning) and Rande Gerber (on stocking a bar). Thomas P. Farley's chapter, "Minding Your Manners in a Fast-Paced World," provides a fitting and graceful end to the book, and offers the sort of approachable advice for which he has become widely known.