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Cecilia Tichi will discuss the research behind her latest book, 'What Would Mrs. Astor Do?' when she speaks at Parnassus Books. Tichi, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English, utlized 19th-century manners books that are housed in the Heard Libraries Special Collections for her work. She focuses on Mrs. Astor, a 19th-century Old Money heiress who became convinced that she was uniquely qualified to uphold the manners and mores of Gilded Age America.