Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Touchstone; Revised edition (June 1, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7.5 inches
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Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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I bought this book yesterday, thinking I would be all set in time for sending out my thank you notes for wedding gifts. Tonight I plan on going back to the bookstore and getting my money back.Originally published in 1968, it should have been kept there. The language is severely outdated, and never in my life have I used the word "gay" to describe anything at all....but the author does....in many many examples in the book.I am horrible at thinking of things to say in thank you notes, but I could do a better job than this. Thank God I kept my receipt.
To the obsessive compulsive shopper who dares not to take the time to view a books' contents, this will be an $ 7.95 plus tax lesson in irresponsible publishing. Marilyn Werner has the audacity to think that any of her thank you writing suggestions would be, at best, acceptable to a bride's worst enemy. There is no better way to validate a review than to quote the author herself . This is a thank you suggestion for receiving a desk set. "For the past few weeks we have been opening so many gifts of linen, crockery, and "frillery" that George's interest has started to wander. Then along came your handsome desk set. You've selected a gift that appeals so much to both of us." YOU be the judge.
I found this book quite useful. Although some of the sample thank you notes are a bit over the top, they can be adapted beautifully. I am not given to gushing, but a thank you note requires an enthusiastic response. Additionally, the thank you note for a check is worth the cost of the entire book. All in all, with a little personal adaptation, this book is a gem!
I wish I read the above reviews before buying this book. I will be returning my copy as well. The only possible reason for keeping this book is for the shrieks of laughter it brings at the utter preposterousness of the author's examples. I'm wondering if this whole book is a joke. Even people married in the 60's would have trouble with it.
If the choices made available on are all those written for brides who do not know how to write suitable thank yous, ladies you are in trouble. This book was written for women who might think emailing a thank you would be suitable. If your Mother or aunts can't help you, my best suggestion is that you consider studying the form of a well written note you may have received at some point.
This book is an excellent aid in writing the many thank-you notes that newly married or about-to-be married couples need to write. It demonstrates and describe ways to write personal thank-you notes within a formula so that you don't have to spend hours agonizing over what to say to people beyond the "thank you for the ____. I really liked it. Thank you for coming to our wedding" go-to that rings of a 10-year-old's thank you note to her grandmother for the "nice sweater you knitted for me"
This is THE GREATEST thank you book EVER. A friend told me to get it when I got married, saying she had used it to write her TY notes and many of her mother-in-law's friends called the M-I-L telling her how wonderful her new daughter-in-law's thank you notes were. I bought it and used it, and the same thing happened with me and my mother-in-law! I bought this book to give as a gift to a young lady who has an upcoming wedding and she loves it as well. The best part is that the book has complete thank you notes already composed for almost any kind of gift you can imagine receiving as a shower of wedding gift. And after you have written dozens of TY notes for your china, crystal, cookware,etc, you will be SO HAPPY that you bough this book. Seriously a MUST HAVE for any bride to be who gives a darn about thanking her gift-givers!!!
This book was great! While it is true that the book is a little outdated, I found the phrasing charming, and the attitude behind the samples provided was appropriately playful and sweet. Overall, this book really greased the wheels and got the creativity flowing for me when I sat down to write my own thank you notes. Unexpectedly, I received compliments on my thank you notes - talk about the proof in the pudding! Even better than that, my mother and my mother-in-law received compliments from their friends and family on how nice my thank you notes were, and the good will that created was priceless. I give the credit to this book. (However, I was smart enough to politely take the credit myself at the time.)
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