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A Modern Guide to Manners

Cityscape: A Modern Guide to Manners

Cityscape: A Modern Guide to Manners Grand Central Publishing

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Investigative Humorist Henry Alford sets out to define good manners.

We’ve all come across bad manners in our lifetime, the straphanger who spits in front of us on the subway platform – the man or woman who cuts into the line at the deli.  But, while it’s easy to spot bad manners, it’s harder to recognize good manners in today’s fast-paced, digital society.

In his book, Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That?: A Modern Guide to Manners, author Henry Alford aims to find out what good manners look like in an era of constantly beeping cell phones and live-tweeting.  Alford's our guest on this week's Cityscape.