Modern Manners Book Review I lost interest in reading a few years ago. Novels mainly. Occasionally though I find an interesting lifestyle book at Indigo Montreal that I pick and read. I love coffee table books more than novels. Modern Manners is a book by Dorothea Johnson and Liv Tyler. Dorothea Johnson is an etiquette expert and Liv Tyler is one my favorite people on earth. I have always admired her. The book covers all the basics, how to shake hands, how to dine, table manners, work .