Choosing Civility The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct, by Forni, P. M.
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- ISBN: 9780312302504 | 0312302509
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 11/8/2003
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.AUTHORBIO: Dr. P.M. Forni teaches civility and Italian literature at Johns Hopkins University. He is the co-founder of The Johns Hopkins Civility Project (1997 - 2000).His series of commentaries, Speaking of Manners, is aired by the National Public Radio-affiliate station in Baltimore. Among the media outlets that have reported on his work on civility are The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times of London, the BBC, CNNfn and elsewhere. He lives with his wife Virginia in Baltimore, Maryland.