Ticket: A Guidebook for the Table


For those who have wondered what relevance table manners could have for them, consider the story told by Greg Fitch about the time when renowned University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith called up his mother, Jenny Fitch—the creator and inspiration of Fearrington House Inn near Chapel Hill—to request a private tutorial in table manners for his team. He wanted his players to when they traveled to other schools. The ever gracious Jenny welcomed the young athletes who learned, as readers of this book will, that social skills improve grades, careers, and lives. Too bad that Dean Smith didn’t have Ticket to give his players!