I'm reading Northanger Abbey and I was just thinking about the focus on manners in the book. Then last night, I was watching The Real Housewives of Orange County and thinking they could use a good dose of Austen's focus on proper social interaction. I rarely watch Real Housewives because I don't find it entertaining to watch a group of women who hate each other. On the other hand, there are some serious moments in OC where it's like...yeah...that's what it's like here. Couldn't people in general benefit from a return to rules of etiquette?