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The Resource Good manners for nice people : who sometimes say f*ck, Amy Alkon

Good manners for nice people : who sometimes say f*ck, Amy Alkon

Label
Good manners for nice people : who sometimes say f*ck
Title
Good manners for nice people
Title remainder
who sometimes say f*ck
Statement of responsibility
Amy Alkon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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, including: * Why do many people, especially those under forty, now find spontaneous phone calls rude? * What can you tape to your mailbox to stop dog walkers from letting their pooch violate your lawn? * How do you shut up the guy in the pharmacy line with his cellphone on speaker? * What small gift to your new neighbors might make them think twice about playing Metallica at 3 a.m.? Combining science with more than a touch of humor, Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck is destined to give good old Emily a shove off the etiquette shelf (if that's not too rude to say)
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
395
Index
no index present
LC call number
BJ1533.C9
LC item number
A445 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Good manners for nice people : who sometimes say f*ck, Amy Alkon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I don't care where you put the fork -- We're rude because we live in societies too big for our brains -- Communicating -- The neighborhood -- The telephone -- The internet -- Dating -- Going places -- Eating, drinking, socializing -- Friends with serious illnesses -- The apology -- Trickle-down humanity
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 289 pages
Isbn
9781250030719
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2014008115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Good manners for nice people : who sometimes say f*ck, Amy Alkon
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I don't care where you put the fork -- We're rude because we live in societies too big for our brains -- Communicating -- The neighborhood -- The telephone -- The internet -- Dating -- Going places -- Eating, drinking, socializing -- Friends with serious illnesses -- The apology -- Trickle-down humanity
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 289 pages
Isbn
9781250030719
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2014008115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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