Good Manners For Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck

Genre: Self Help

Good Manners For Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck

Performed by:
Carrington MacDuffie

We live in a world that’s very different from the one in which Emily Post came of age. Many of us who are nice (but, who also sometimes say 'f*ck') are frequently at a loss for guidelines about how to be a good person who deals effectively with the onslaught of rudeness we all encounter. To lead us through this this miasma of modern manners, syndicated columnist Amy Alkon—The Advice Goddess—gives us a new set of manners for our 21st century lives. In chapters titled 'The Telephone,' 'The Internet,' 'The Apology,' and 'Communicating,' among others, Alkon maps out new rules that go beyond what fork to use to answer real questions we all have: • When is it okay to phone somebody instead of emailing or texting? When is it rude?• Why shouldn't you tweet about a guest at a private dinner party? Everybody knows privacy is dead, right?• How do you shut the guy up in the pharmacy line with his cellphone on speaker?• When is it right to approach somebody who’s crying in public and when is it right to leave him alone?• When should you unfriend somebody on Facebook and what do you say when she calls you on it?• If you have an STD, when do you tell people, what do you say and do you have to contact everyone you’ve ever had sex with? Real advice for today with more than a touch of humor, Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say 'F*ck' is destined to give good old Emily a shove off the etiquette shelf (if that's not too rude to say).

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Run time: 10 hours
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Amy Alkon

Amy Alkon does “applied behavioral science,” translating scientific research into highly practical advice. Alkon writes The Science Advice Goddess, an award-winning, syndicated column that runs in newspapers across the United States and Canada. She is also the author of Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck and I See Rude People. She has been on Good Morning America, The Today Show, NPR, CNN, MTV, and does a weekly science podcast. She has written for Psychology Today, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times Magazine, the New York Daily News, among others, and has given a TED talk. She is the President of the Applied Evolutionary Psychology Society. She lives in Venice, California.
Carrington MacDuffie

Carrington MacDuffie has been singing and performing spoken word both on the stage and in the studio for many years. She has narrated over 200 audiobooks and received numerous AudioFile Earphones awards and six Audie finalists. Her original audiobook of poetry and music, Many Things Invisible, was nominated for an Audie in two categories.

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