Author(s): Ita Buttrose
Ita Buttrose has been an inspiration to generations of Australian women. In the course of her phenomenal media career she has seen how important etiquette is in every aspect of life, from the personal to the professional. Correct etiquette not only ensures that a meal will be pleasant or a wedding will run smoothly, it can also make or break a career. If you want to know how to: organise a wedding (from choosing a dress to deciding who sits where), arrange a funeral, prevent 'trolley rage' at the supermarket, get in and out of a lift without it turning into a football scrum, be the perfect guest at a dinner party, host a business lunch, carve a roast, make a speech or behave in a mosque...Ita is the woman to ask.
Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, has enjoyed an extensive career in print, radio and television. She has edited leading magazines and newspapers including the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Sun-Herald, The Australian Women's Weekly, Cleo and ITA. She has served as the national president of Arthritis Australia, a director of the Australian Prostate Cancer Foundation, chaired the National Breast Cancer Centre's Advisory Network and is patron of the Australian Macular Degeneration Foundation. Get in Shape is Ita's eighth book.