Manners from Heaven
Crisp, Quentin. Manners from Heaven, A Divine Guide to Good Behavior. First American Edition. 1984. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition.
Hilarity and good judgment go hand-in-hand in this excellent book, Quentin Crisp’s discourse on manners and artificiality. So effeminate that he would make even Truman Capote appear masculine, Quentin Crisp survived the rougher neighborhoods of midcentury London by adopting a disingenuous and highly exaggerated sincerity. It served him well, and his example could benefit us all. Brilliant.
“If you feel that you cannot comply with the morality of the world you must do everything else you can to be agreeable.”