Synopses & Reviews
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.
In Choosing Civility
, P. M. Forni offers twenty-five rules for connecting effectively with others—at home, at work, and in our daily encounters.
About the Author
P. M. Forni is an award-winning professor of Italian Literature at Johns Hopkins University and the author of The Civility Solution and other books. 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 in the New York Times, the Times of London, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland. David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, appearing on stages large and small throughout the country and in Seattle, Washington, his hometown. He has narrated over sixty audiobooks for Tantor, in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction, from fantasy to military, and from thrillers to humor. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay. When not narrating, David keeps busy writing plays and stories for children.