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Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck

Alkon, Amy (Book - 2014 )
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We live in a world that's very different from the one in which Emily Post came of age. Many of us who are nice (but who also sometimes say "(f*ck)" are frequently at a loss for guidelines about how to be a good person who deals effectively with the increasing onslaught of rudeness we all encounter. To lead us out of the miasma of modern mannerlessness, science based and bitingly funny syndicated advice columnist Amy Alkon rips the doily off the manners genre and gives us a new set of rules for our twenty first century lives. With wit, style, and a dash of snark, Alkon explains that we now live in societies too big for our brains, lacking the constraints on bad behavior that we had in the small bands we evolved in. Alkon shows us how we can reimpose those constraints, how we can avoid being one of the rude, and how to stand up to those who are. Foregoing prissy advice on which utensil to use, Alkon answers the twenty first century's most burning questions about manners.
Authors: Alkon, Amy
Title: Good manners for nice people who sometimes say f*ck
Publisher: New York :, St. Martins Griffin,, 2014
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: x, 289 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Amy Alkon
Contents: I don't care where you put the fork
We're rude because we live in societies
Communicating
The neighborhood
The telephone
The Internet
Dating
Going places
Eating, drinking, socializing
Friends with serious illnesses
The apology
Trickle-down humanity
Summary: We live in a world that's very different from the one in which Emily Post came of age. Many of us who are nice (but who also sometimes say "(f*ck)" are frequently at a loss for guidelines about how to be a good person who deals effectively with the increasing onslaught of rudeness we all encounter. To lead us out of the miasma of modern mannerlessness, science based and bitingly funny syndicated advice columnist Amy Alkon rips the doily off the manners genre and gives us a new set of rules for our twenty first century lives. With wit, style, and a dash of snark, Alkon explains that we now live in societies too big for our brains, lacking the constraints on bad behavior that we had in the small bands we evolved in. Alkon shows us how we can reimpose those constraints, how we can avoid being one of the rude, and how to stand up to those who are. Foregoing prissy advice on which utensil to use, Alkon answers the twenty first century's most burning questions about manners.
ISBN: 9781250030719
1250030714
9781250030726
Branch Call Number: 395 A415g 2014
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Courtesy United States Etiquette United States
Topical Term: Courtesy
Etiquette
LCCN: 2014008115
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