MANCHESTER — When we think about etiquette and good manners, many of the rules are common sense. Sure, it takes practice to remember which fork is for salad. But one need not attend finishing school to know that it's rude to drink wine out of the bottle, or eat peas with a knife.
So, in an age in which marijuana is gaining legal and social acceptance, what passes for proper etiquette when it comes to when and where to indulge?
Lizzie Post attempts answers those very questions in "Higher Etiquette," which she'll present at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester at 3 p.m. Sunday. The book was published Tuesday by Ten Speed Press, and Post's appearance at the Northshire is free of charge.
Post, a Vermont resident, is the great-great granddaughter of Emily Post (1872-1960), whose writing made her the foremost authority on manners and etiquette. The younger Post is the co-president of the Emily Post Institute, which her great-great-grandmother founded, and an author, podcast host and frequent guest on television and radio. She cohosts the "Awesome Etiquette" podcast, and produces the Post Institute's e-learning program and "Etiquette Bites" video series.
She has also been a cannabis supporter for 20 years.
In "Higher Etiquette," Post delves into the mores and customs of marijuana use and their evolution as possession and use of the drug becomes legal and more socially acceptable. The book answers questions such as how to bring marijuana to a dinner party or give it as a gift, how to respectfully use it as a guest, how to be behave at a dispensary, and more.