Advice from various quarters
These books bring wisdom and wit from sources ancient and contemporary.
Do I Have to Say Hello? Aunt Delia's Manners Quiz for Kids and Their Grownups (Blue Rider Press) by Delia Ephron, illustrations by Edward Koren, offers an irreverent guide for youngsters to good manners everyplace from the dinner table to the soccer field.
I Ching: The Essential Translation of the Ancient Chinese Oracle and Book of Wisdom (Penguin Classics), translated and with introduction and commentary by John Minford, is a new deluxe edition of the 3,000-year-old method of divination and meditation that has influenced many Western thinkers and artists.
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person (Simon & Schuster) by Shonda Rhimes is a memoir by the current queen of TV drama — show runner of Grey's Anatomy, Empire and How to Get Away With Murder — about how she overcame her self-doubt and introversion.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor