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The individual may tell himself through dreams of getting into impossible
positions. Families tell of the time a guest got his dates mixed and arrived when
neither the house nor anyone in it was ready for him. Journalists tell of times
when an ...
Those caught out in the act of telling barefaced lies not only lose face during the
interaction but may have their face destroyed, for it is felt by many audiences that
if an individual can once bring himself to tell such a lie, he ought never again to ...
Similarly, if a secretary is to tell a visitor tactfully that the man he wishes to see is
out, it will be wise for the visitor to step back from the interoffice telephone so that
he cannot hear what the secretary is being told by the man who is presumably ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bokai - LibraryThing
The thesis of this little book came close to "No shit, Sherlock" territory for me. We perform our roles in life to convince the people around us that we are who we say we are. What makes the book ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jorgearanda - LibraryThing
A generally engaging and broad exploration of the ways in which we attempt to define the situations we live in by how we present ourselves and by how we treat others' presentations of themselves to us. Read full review