Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct


SKU: 9780312302504 Category: Tag: Product ID: 86491


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.

“Insightful meditation on how changing the way we think can improve our daily lives. … A deft exploration that urges us to think before speaking.” —Kirkus, Starred Review

ISBN: 9780312302504
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Pub Date: 11/2003
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.35lbs
Size: 7.40h x 4.78w x 0.56d

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Weight 0.35 lbs
Dimensions 7.40 × 4.78 × 0.56 in