Choosing Civility by P.M. Forni
The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct

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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.

 

About P.M. Forni

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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. David Drummond has been narrating audiobooks for a few years now and hopes one of these days to get it right. He much prefers dead authors and live audiences.
 
Published April 1, 2010 by St. Martin's Press. 208 pages
Genres: Self Help, Education & Reference, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Forni teaches civility and Italian literature at Johns Hopkins University and is the co-founder of the Johns Hopkins Civility Project (1997-2000).

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