Author Kelly Williams Brown, best known for her novel Adulting and more recently Gracious, enjoys rave reviews from The New York Times. May, 2017

NY Times Book Review: Gracious

Author Kelly Williams Brown, best known for her novel Adulting and more recently Gracious, enjoys rave reviews from The New York Times : Eyes alert, wearing pearls and a necklace with the word “Fearless,” Kelly Williams Brown, the author of the best-selling guide for millennials, “Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps,” and, more recently, “Gracious: A Practical Primer on Charm, Tact and Unsinkable Strength,” boarded a downtown No. 6 train in New York. She politely asked a stranger occupying the seat next to an open one: “Excuse me, do you mind if I sit here?”

A few steps behind was her friend Lizzie Post, the great-great-granddaughter of the etiquette expert Emily Post and co-president of the institute she founded in 1946. Dressed simply in a white button-down and jeans, Ms. Post had a cool demeanor that masked her discomfort with subway travel (a Vermont native, she once got very lost underground on her way to the airport). The friends were setting out to assess and discuss the state of modern manners in a variety of settings around the city. (Keep reading)

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