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Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct

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Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, cellphones, and multi-tasking. In Choosing Civility, P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others. In clear, witty, and, well...civilized language, Forni covers topics that include:

* Think Twice Before Asking Favors

* Give Constructive Criticism

* Refrain from Idle Complaints

* Respect Others' Opinions

* Don't Shift Responsibility and Blame

* Care for Your Guests

* Accept and Give Praise

Finally, Forni provides examples of how to put each rule into practice and so make life-and the lives of others-more enjoyable, companionable, and rewarding.

Choosing Civility is a simple, practical, perfectly measured, and quietly magical handbook on the lost art of civility and compassion.

Dr. P.M. Forni is an award-winning professor of Italian Literature at Johns Hopkins University. In 2000 he founded The Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins and over the years has continued to teach courses on the theory and history of manners. Reports on his work have appeared on The New York Times, The Times of London, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Los Angeles Times. He has been a on a number of radio and television shows, including ABC's World News Tonight, CBS Sunday Morning and BBC's Outlook. For years he was a regular on-the-air contributor to the Baltimore NPR affiliate station and the nationally syndicated radio show 'The Satellite Sisters.'

Most of us would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of e-mails, cellphones, and multitasking. In Choosing Civility, P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others. In clear, witty, and thoughtful sections, Forni covers topics that include

think twice before asking favors

give constructive criticism

refrain from idle complaints

don't shift responsibility and blame

care for your guests

accept and give praise.

Finally, Forni provides examples of how to put each rule into practice and so make lifeand the lives of othersmore enjoyable, companionable, and rewarding.

Choosing Civility is a simple, practical, and wise book whose philosophies can be applied to all areas of our lives.

"Choosing Civility is a beautiful book that lifts the spirit, warms the heart, and provides clear direction for a balanced life."Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, Ed.D., Ph.D., author of The Power of Empathy
"Required reading at many faculty-development seminars and civility campaigns."Baltimore Sun
 
"Choosing Civility is a beautiful book that lifts the spirit, warms the heart, and provides clear direction for a balanced life."Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, Ed.D., Ph.D., author of The Power of Empathy

"One of those rare gems . . . this book is about how we ought to treat each other. What could be more important than that?"Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Connect and The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness

"A slim but powerful book."Linell Smith, The Baltimore Sun

"Professor Forni explodes the popular academic myth that people who are polite simply don't know any better."Judith Martin (Miss Manners)

Synopsis:

Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, cellphones, and multi-tasking. In Choosing Civility, P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others. In clear, witty, and, well...civilized language, Forni covers topics that include:

* Think Twice Before Asking Favors

* Give Constructive Criticism

* Refrain from Idle Complaints

* Respect Others' Opinions

* Don't Shift Responsibility and Blame

* Care for Your Guests

* Accept and Give Praise

Finally, Forni provides examples of how to put each rule into practice and so make life-and the lives of others-more enjoyable, companionable, and rewarding.

Choosing Civility is a simple, practical, perfectly measured, and quietly magical handbook on the lost art of civility and compassion.

About the Author

Dr. P.M. Forni teaches civility and Italian literature at Johns Hopkins University. He is the co-founder of The Johns Hopkins Civility Project (1997 - 2000). His series of commentaries, Speaking of Manners, is aired by the National Public Radio-affiliate station in Baltimore. Among the media outlets that have reported on his work on civility are The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times of London, the BBC, CNNfn and elsewhere. He lives with his wife Virginia in Baltimore, Maryland.

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This book should be required reading.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312302504
Subtitle:
The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct
Author:
Forni, Pier Massimo
Author:
Forni, P. M.
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Subject:
General
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
New Thought
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
REFERENCE / Etiquette
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20031108
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.17 x 5.03 x 0.555 in

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Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, cellphones, and multi-tasking. In Choosing Civility, P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others. In clear, witty, and, well...civilized language, Forni covers topics that include:

* Think Twice Before Asking Favors

* Give Constructive Criticism

* Refrain from Idle Complaints

* Respect Others' Opinions

* Don't Shift Responsibility and Blame

* Care for Your Guests

* Accept and Give Praise

Finally, Forni provides examples of how to put each rule into practice and so make life-and the lives of others-more enjoyable, companionable, and rewarding.

Choosing Civility is a simple, practical, perfectly measured, and quietly magical handbook on the lost art of civility and compassion.

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