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A Return to Modesty is a deeply personal account as well as a fascinating intellectual exploration into everything from seventeenth-century manners to the 1948 tune “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Beholden neither to social conservatives nor to feminists, Shalit reminds us that modesty is not prudery, but a natural instinct—and one that may be able to save us from ourselves.

Publication Details

  • Published: 1999
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684863177
  • Dewey Decimal: 306.70
  • ECHO Library: 306.70 SHA Staff