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Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That?

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Dimensions: L: 13.2cm x W: 2cm x H: 20.2cm

Product Code: 9780446557658

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A few years ago, humorist and journalist Henry Alford found himself "reverse-apologizing": offering apologies for other people, on their behalf, when they failed to do so themselves. Ever since, he's realized he needed to take a closer look at manners-his own, and others'. In WOULD IT KILL YOU TO STOP DOING THAT? he interviews experts both likely (Miss Manners, Tim Gunn) and unlikely (a former prisoner, an army sergeant). He volunteers himself as a tour guide for foreigners visiting New York City, and as an online etiquette coach for his friends. He travels to Japan. He teaches Miss Manners how to steal a cab. He designates the World's Most Annoying Bride. Providing answers to questions like, Why shouldn't you ask a cabdriver where's he's from?, and Why is posting baby pictures on Facebook a fraught activity?, this hilarious and non-elitist book looks past the standard "dos" and "don't's" of good form, in search of ways we can treat each other better.

Book Title Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That?
ISBN 9780446557658
By Author(s) Henry Alford
Publisher Twelve
Pages 256
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.2cm x 2cm x 20.2cm
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