Letitia Baldrige, 'Letitia Baldrige's Complete Guide to a Great Social Life,' published by Rawson Associates, New York, 1987. Stated First Edition.
Letitia Baldrige's Complete Guide to a Great Social Life is a 371 page hardcover measuring 9 1/2" x 6 1/4". The overall condition of both the dust jacket and book are very good, with no indication of use.
"This is a book about how nice guys finish first." Its pages are full of practical advice, creative ideas, and above all, encouragement. Letitia Baldrige's philosophy is that everyone can get out there and have a good time, make friends and be happy. Toward this end she offers hundreds of innovative ideas on ways and places to meet new people and bring them into your life to enrich and broaden it socially. She shows how to start conversations with people you don't know, and how to dazzle people you do know with your conversational skills, whether in an intimate one-on-one chat or presenting a topic that can keep a table full of people talking.
An expert on party-giving herself, Ms. Baldrige shows how to entertain creatively, whether you are just asking a friend for coffee, hosting a formal dinner for fifty, or inviting five guests to a seated meal in your tiny efficiency apartment. Don't wait for a grand occasion to ask people in, she counsels. Everyone wants to be wanted, so make the best of what you have (she shows how) and reach out and ask those you'd like to know better to share whatever hospitality you are able to offer.
No one is better qualified to write a book on how to achieve a great social life that Letitia Baldrige. She lectures nationally and abroad on manners and social relationships, and shares with us many stories from her years in diplomatic service at the American Embassies in Paris and Rome, as well as in the White House, where she was chief of staff for Jacqueline Kennedy.