488 Rules for Life: The Thankless Art of Being Correct
Etiquette books are not nearly as popular as they used to be, but that doesn’t mean a person never needs one. The world has changed a lot in the last few years, so older etiquette books are pretty useless. But now Kitty Flanagan, a comedian from down under, has written a very useful book for getting along in today’s world. Feel like telling all the details of a movie or TV show? Rule 98 will remind you that doesn’t make for good conversation. Dining at a buffet? Rule 147 is there to tell you “all you can eat” is a marketing tool, not an order. Thinking about proposing at a hockey game on the Kiss Cam? You might want to read Rules 188 and 189. Are you contemplating getting a tattoo? Check out Rules 256 to 262 before you make any decisions. This is a clever book with a lot of common sense, some serious ideas, and a good helping of tongue in cheek advice. It is the sort of book to take on a road trip to read aloud in the car or keep by one’s chair (or perhaps one’s commode) to read in short chunks. Don’t miss it.
|Andrews McMeel Publishing
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