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Miss Conduct's Mind Over Manners: Master the Slippery Rules of Modern Ethics and Etiquette

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A witty, sophisticated guide to the new principles of modern social behavior, by a psychologist and popular alternative-etiquette-and-ethics guru

This is no rule book about forks and calling cards. As a child, Robin Abrahams was bitterly disappointed when her parents forced her to have a lemonade stand rather than a booth for dispensing advice. In Miss Conducts Mind over Manners, Abrahams, now a psychologist and the popular “Miss Conduct” columnist for The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, tackles the perplexing social dilemmas of our time:

  • Is it polite to say “Bless you” to a sneezing atheist?
  • Should a foreign persons name be pronounced in his native accent?
  • Does knitting at a meeting display a lack of attention or superior multitasking?
  • Can a restaurant these days still be so fancy that you cannot request a doggie bag with dignity?
  • Whats a nice vegetarian to do if Gypsies give her bread smeared with lard?

Bringing to bear the insights of psychology, Abrahams outlines eight steps to more graceful living that can be applied to uncertain situations—and for handling the inevitable mistakes—involving food, religion, children, pets, health, sex, money, and more.

With humor, compassion, and gusto, Miss Conducts Mind over Manners delivers thoughtful and thought-provoking advice for everyone navigating the complex world of modern human interaction.

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With humor, compassion, and gusto, "Miss Conduct's Mind over Manners" delivers thoughtful and thought-provoking advice for everyone navigating the complex world of modern human interaction.

About the Author

Robin Abrahams is the “Miss Conduct” columnist for The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine and writes the “Socially Scientific” column for the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. A research associate at Harvard Business School, she has also worked as a stand-up comedian and holds a doctorate in psychology. She and her husband, Marc Abrahams, the founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes, live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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myami, July 20, 2009 (view all comments by myami)
This was a spur-of-the-moment purchase, I didn't know Robin Abraham's writing beforehand at all, but I chose it as I am a compulsive reader of anything etiquette-related. It's an excellent book, and deserves to get a wide audience. She's funny, and head-slappingly insightful, and I'd put her in the same league as my beloved Judith Martin. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805088779
Author:
Abrahams, Robin
Publisher:
Times Books
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
REFERENCE / Etiquette
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.03 x 5.3 x 0.74 in

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