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"While there's plenty of common-sense inside this book, there's also lots to ponder about right and wrong."
- Alaska Journal
"What [Cohen] has created is "a set of practice problems" meant to test and strengthen the reader's own ethical compass. "
- Publisher's Weekly
"What struck me most was his claim that, despite our quickly changing world of social media and altered interpersonal communications, ethics themselves have not changed much over time. Etiquette changes; social mores shift. But whether you're a Googler or a gladiator, the basic line stays the same: When in doubt about how to act, be good. We all know (pretty much) what that means."
Randy Cohen established himself as the author of the popular "The Ethicist" column in the New York Times Magazine, which he wrote for twelve years. He has appeared regularly on NPR, and is host of the radio series Person Place Thing. He lives in New York City.
Enjoyable read. The author wrote for Letterman, and there are some laugh-out-loud lines. Also some pretty thoughtful responses to ethical questions. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Mary L Forman
While I support the author's right to make and print his ethical decisions, I do not agree that one person has the right to establish themselves as "the ethicist" or refer to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Debbie Wood
A decent, quick read but nothing special.
I found his chapter intros too long but mostly enjoyed the reproduced Q&As, including the now-quaint "my friend googled someone,... Read more
Fascinating read that makes you think about what your values and ethics truly are, and more importantly, how they show up in real life. Read morePublished 3 months ago by CCinNC
This is a great anytime picker-upper. Read a section or the whole thing, jump in anywhere. Some situations really made me laugh... Read morePublished 16 months ago by cecemae
somewhat redundant. Liked this book and enjoyed the essays. Having said that, after a while, they were repetitive/formulaic. Read morePublished 18 months ago by happy volunteer
Though I occasionally disagreed with his columns, and wrote email to him to say so, he was as he displays in his book, always courteous and reasonable. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Joschka
Always liked Cohen's column and continue to like his stuff. Also liked the price of this e-baook.Considerable lower than hard copy.Published on August 3, 2013 by Patrick T. Devine
Randy Cohen is a good writer, with a humorous touch. Most of the book was in regard to The Ethicist columns he had written,, and feedback he received from the readers. Read morePublished on April 24, 2013 by Amazon Customer