The Tricky Art of Co-existing

The Tricky Art of Co-existing

How to Behave Decently No Matter What Life Throws your Way

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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!


Baker & Taylor
Traces the evolution and history of etiquette and offers a guide to modern manners, from Facebook faux pas to attending christenings and funerals.

Baker
& Taylor

An award-winning writer, comedian and host of many BBC shows traces the evolution and history of etiquette and offers this guide to modern manners, from Facebook faux pas to attending christenings and funerals. Original.

Publisher: New York :, The Experiment,, 2015
Description: xx, 267 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781615192212
1615192212
Branch Call Number: 395 Tok

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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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