The Tricky Art of Co-existing

The Tricky Art of Co-existing

How to Behave Decently No Matter What Life Throws your Way

Book - 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: New York : The Experiment, 2015.
ISBN: 9781615192212
Branch Call Number: 395 TOK
Characteristics: xx, 267 pages ; 21 cm


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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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