Why Manners Matter: The Case for Civilized Behavior in a Barbarous World

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A lighthearted essay on the relevance of good manners in the modern world describes the author's own struggles with disparate value systems regarding etiquette, in an account that describes why the author believes manners to be a cornerstone of civilization and demonstrative of the world's forefront minds.

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Lucinda Holdforth has been a researcher at ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) television, an official in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, a speechwriter to former deputy prime minister Kim Beazley, and a communications specialist for a management consulting firm.

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"Lucinda Holdforth (what a perfect name!) is the Marcus Aurelius of manners. She's a genius at how to live. Why Manners Matter is a wonderful, enticing, brash, deep, witty book. Read it. It will make you the nicest person of your generation." -E.Jean Carroll, Elle columnist

"Don't miss this small but compelling book." -P. M. Forni, author of The Civility Solution

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