Why Manners Matter : What Confucius, Jefferson, and Jackie O Knew and You Shouldtoo - Lucinda Holdforth

Why Manners Matter

What Confucius, Jefferson, and Jackie O Knew and You Shouldtoo

By: Lucinda Holdforth

Paperback | 23 February 2010

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"Witty, well-reasoned, and, yes, occasionally potty mouthed, the fiercely talented Lucinda Holdforth may be doing more to save civilization than anyone I know. Holdforth has held forth, and for this I bow down low before her." -Henry Alford, author of "How To Live"


In this age of global warming and warfare, aren't manners frivolous? Do manners really matter? Yes Lucinda Holdforth passionately exclaims. Holdforth wonderfully manages to show that manners are not about saying please and thank you, or about teaching your children to address people by Mr. or Mrs. Citing everyone from Erasmus, Tocqueville, T.S. Elliot to George Orwell and Proust and Borat, Holdforth shows how manners- which many of us might think are inconsequential-are actually the cornerstone to civilization.
Industry Reviews
"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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