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Etiquette and Civility in the Modern Age.

The nation's most trusted source on proper etiquette, Judith Martin... better known as Miss Manners. Her new book is "Miss Manners Rescues Civilization: From Sexual Harassment, Frivolous Lawsuits, Dissing and Other Lapses in Civility" (Crown Publishers). Coinciding with the release of her new book, Martin has declared June 24 the start of "National Civility Week," in an effort to liberate society from problems caused by the rejection of etiquette. Since 1978, millions of readers have referred to the nation-wide distribution of the "Miss Manners" column to check their own civility. Martin has written seven other books.

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Other segments from the episode on June 13, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 13, 1996: Interview with Bill Maher; Interview with Judith Martin; Review of Leslie Feinberg's book "Transgender Warriors."

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