The Tricky Art of Co-existing

The Tricky Art of Co-existing

How to Behave Decently No Matter What Life Throws your Way

eBook - 2015
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If you do it right, being a grown-up is just like being a kid . . . but without people telling you off." No one learns etiquette" anymore (except by embarrassing trial and error). But manners are more than a dusty tradition: Done right, they make life easier-for everyone! That's why Sandi Toksvig highlights decency rather than convention in this entertaining guide, with: Spot-On Advice: Remember-you don't have to answer the phone, so don't do it if you don't have time to be polite." Fascinating Trivia: It is very rude to clear the plate of someone who hasn't finished. In fact, the Romans believed doing so would bring about the diner's sudden death." And Her Characteristic Wit: Focusing on the people you share a meal with is both a pleasure and a necessity. Get to know your family members; you might even like them."Be the most decently behaved person in the room, and the most interesting: Master The Tricky Art of Co-Existing!
Publisher: [United States] : The Experiment : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
ISBN: 1615192220
9781615192229
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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MomoT Aug 08, 2016

Droll and understated and just good common sense from British wit (and QI regular), Sandi Toksvig. This book is peppered with ettiquette-related trivia (including the etymology of the word itself), and dry humour. Not angry, not judgey, just quiet admonishment and suggestions as to how to do better next time.

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