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Abigail Grotke
Silver Spring, MD
email: missabigail at missabigail dot com
twitter: @DearMissAbigail

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Miss Abigail has a collection of over 1,000 classic advice books, spanning from 1822 to 1978 and covering a variety of topics, from love and romance to etiquette and charm. The collection sparked the idea for this site, then a book, Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage, which has inspired an Off-Broadway production of the same name!


Sears Charm Book available for sale

For those of you looking for copies of the Sears Discovery Charm School book, a reader over on Facebook says she’s got one she’d be willing to part with.

It’s got a 1965 copyright on it. “Great condition…..only my name is written in pencil in the front. Front page has 2 holes that pulled through,” she reports. She’s going to try to provide a photo soon…

If anyone’s interested, contact me via email (see above left).


3 Responses to “Sears Charm Book available for sale”

  1. is booklet still for sale?

  2. MissAbigail says:

    Hi Catherine, I think it sold already – a seller hooked up with the buyer over on Facebook.

  3. Laurie P says:

    I just wanted to say that I also went to a Sears Charm School in the 1970’s. I loved every minute of it and while I have used that line for a laugh more than a few times… my memories of that time are great. I can’t believe how many times the speech lessons have come in to play. <3 Sears Charm School. I wish I had my binder!