"In this day of space probings one needs no excuse for staging an Astronaut party. But this theme is flexible, too, and might be used for a special pre-Christmas party."
Margaret Epp, Come to My Party, Grand Rapids, MI, Zondervan, 1964, p.50.
Twentieth Century Advice Literature is a collection of handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etiquette guides, self-help books, instructional pamphlets, and how-to books that illustrate both how Americans actually behaved and how they felt they ought to behave. It provides a window into American social history by bringing together the instructional, prescriptive, behavioural, and etiquette literature that defined standards of personal conduct for millions of Americans and reflected the prevailing social mores across the twentieth century.