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Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That - A Modern Guide to Manners

Henry Alford

"We all know bad manners when we see them," NPR and Vanity Fair contributor Henry Alford observes at the beginning of his new book. But what, he asks, do good manners look like in our day and age? When someone answers their cell phone in the middle of dining with you, or runs you off the sidewalk with their doublewide stroller, or you enter a post-apocalyptic public restroom, the long-revered wisdom of Emily Post can seem downright prehistoric. Why shouldn't you ask a cab driver where's he's from?Why is posting baby pictures on Facebook a fraught activity?What's the problem with "No problem"?

"We all know bad manners when we see them," NPR and Vanity Fair contributor Henry Alford observes at the beginning of his new book. But what, he asks, do good manners look like in our day and age? When someone answers their cell phone in the middle of dining with you, or runs you off the sidewalk with their doublewide stroller, or you enter a post-apocalyptic public restroom, the long-revered wisdom of Emily Post can seem downright prehistoric. Why shouldn't you ask a cab driver where's he's from?Why is posting baby pictures on Facebook a fraught activity?What's the problem with "No problem"?
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"We all know bad manners when we see them," NPR and Vanity Fair contributor Henry Alford observes at the beginning of his new book. But what, he asks, do good manners look like in our day and age? When someone answers their cell phone in the middle of dining with you, or runs you off the sidewalk with their doublewide stroller, or you enter a post-apocalyptic public restroom, the long-revered wisdom of Emily Post can seem downright prehistoric. Why shouldn't you ask a cab driver where's he's from?Why is posting baby pictures on Facebook a fraught activity?What's the problem with "No problem"?

Language:

English

Length:

5h 45m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

40:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

42:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

39:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

34:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

40:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:21