The School of Life Guide to Modern Manners - The School of Life & Alain de Botton

The School of Life Guide to Modern Manners

By The School of Life & Alain de Botton

  • Release Date: 2020-09-04
  • Genre: Etiquette


An essential guide to modern etiquette.

Life is full of awkward social situations; we forget someone's name while making introductions, we're stuck on the elevator with our boss, we run into our ex on a first date. While these dilemmas might feel trivial, they tap into some of the deepest themes of our social existence: how to pursue our own agenda while honoring the happiness and needs of others? How to go beyond the surface level when relating to another person?

Featuring twenty case studies from our modern world, this book puts good manners back at the center of our lives. Far from being old fashioned or stuffy, The School of Life argues, etiquette provides a framework through which to create a kinder and more considerate world.
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO ETIQUETTE IN THE 21ST CENTURYNAVIGATING OUR MOST AWKWARD SOCIAL SITUATIONS this practical and relevant guide offers tips and scripts.TWENTY CASE STUDIES AND ACTIONABLE ADVICE for dealing with common social dilemmas.HOW TO WIN PEOPLE OVER, how to approach strangers at a party, and how to write an effective thank you note-the chapters in this book address common perplexing social situations head on.BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY THROUGHOUT