Miss Conduct's Mind over Manners: Master the Slippery Rules of Modern Ethics and Etiquette
A witty, sophisticated guide to the new principles of modern social behavior, by a psychologist and popular alternative-etiquette-and-ethics guru
This is no rule book about forks and calling cards. As a child, Robin Abrahams was bitterly disappointed when her parents forced her to have a lemonade stand rather than a booth for dispensing advice. In Miss Conduct's Mind over Manners, Abrahams, now a psychologist and the popular "Miss Conduct" columnist for The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, tackles the perplexing social dilemmas of our time:
- Is it polite to say "Bless you" to a sneezing atheist?
Bringing to bear the insights of psychology, Abrahams outlines eight steps to more graceful living that can be applied to uncertain situations-and for handling the inevitable mistakes-involving food, religion, children, pets, health, sex, money, and more.
With humor, compassion, and gusto, Miss Conduct's Mind over Manners delivers thoughtful and thought-provoking advice for everyone navigating the complex world of modern human interaction.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - heike6 - LibraryThing
A psychologist/comedian writing about manners? I couldn't think of anyone better suited. A lot of the book covered different viewpoints and things to consider when doing things, since there really is ... Read full review
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