The School of Life Guide to Modern Manners
How to Navigate the Dilemmas of Social Life
How to navigate the dilemmas of social life.
Modern life is full of minor but acute dilemmas: wishing to end a boring conversation without causing offence; forgetting a name when introducing friends; running into an ex on a first date with a new partner…
Though they might seem insignificant, such dilemmas illustrate some of the greatest themes in social existence; how to pursue our own happiness while honouring the sensitivities of others; how to convey goodwill with sincerity; and how to be kind without being supine or sentimental.
This book puts good manners back at the centre of our lives. Through twenty case studies, Modern Manners provides a new philosophy of graceful conduct. Far from trivial diversions, manners are the practical expression of a dignified mission to create a kinder and more considerate world.
***Nest Notes: Please note reduced price as the content is solid enough, like many publications from The School of Life, but we find the choice of photos on some of the pages objectionable.