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The Art of Civilized Conversation: A Guide to Expressing Yourself with Style and Grace

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Publisher Comments:

For those intimidated by the complexity of personal interaction, or those simply looking to polish their speaking skills, this volume is a powerful guide to communicating in an endearing--and noteworthy--way.

Review:

"There is so much information in this manual that the easily intimidated may decide that silence is sometimes better than bearing in mind all the rules of conversation. Shepherd, a calligrapher and writer (The Art of the Handwritten Note), covers almost every type of social or intimate situation, including how to make introductions, requests, apologies, and a variety of tips for speaking with children, elderly people and in-laws. Shepherd also addresses those difficult moments when we all have trouble knowing what to say: she advocates first checking when a bedridden friend will welcome visitors and allowing a seriously ill person the freedom to express anger at his or her condition. Not all will agree with her argument that it's appropriate to speak in a louder voice to someone whose first language is not English. Some of the author's 10 rules of conversation are obvious, while others seem based on her own likes and dislikes. And some standard rules that she reiterates — such as not speaking about religion or politics — have loosened up a bit in recent years." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Margaret Shepherd is a writer, calligrapher, and teacher. In addition to The Art of the Handwritten Note, she has written thirteen books on calligraphy. Each year she speaks at MITs “charm school” about the importance of gracious communication. She lives in Boston.

Sharon Hogan writes books on topics that range from aging to dog training. She enjoys civilized conversations with other authors about book concepts, and she leads workshops on nonfiction writing for physicians. She lives near Boston.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767921695
Author:
Shepherd, Margaret
Publisher:
Broadway Books
With:
Hogan, Sharon
Illustrator:
Carter, Penny
Author:
Margaret Shepherd with Sharon Hogan
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
Conversation
Subject:
REFERENCE / Etiquette
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 LINE DRAWINGS
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.48x5.32x.90 in. .63 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "There is so much information in this manual that the easily intimidated may decide that silence is sometimes better than bearing in mind all the rules of conversation. Shepherd, a calligrapher and writer (The Art of the Handwritten Note), covers almost every type of social or intimate situation, including how to make introductions, requests, apologies, and a variety of tips for speaking with children, elderly people and in-laws. Shepherd also addresses those difficult moments when we all have trouble knowing what to say: she advocates first checking when a bedridden friend will welcome visitors and allowing a seriously ill person the freedom to express anger at his or her condition. Not all will agree with her argument that it's appropriate to speak in a louder voice to someone whose first language is not English. Some of the author's 10 rules of conversation are obvious, while others seem based on her own likes and dislikes. And some standard rules that she reiterates — such as not speaking about religion or politics — have loosened up a bit in recent years." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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