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DR. P.M. FORNI is an award-winning professor of Italian Literature at Johns Hopkins University. In 2000 he founded The Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins and over the years has continued to teach courses on the theory and history of manners. His book Choosing Civility (2002) has sold more than 100,000 copies. Reports on his work have appeared on The New York Times, The Times of London, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Los Angeles Times. He has been a on a number of radio and television shows, including ABC's World News Tonight, CBS Sunday Morning and BBC's Outlook. For years he was a regular on-the-air contributor to the Baltimore NPR affiliate station and the nationally syndicated radio show The Satellite Sisters.
P.M. Forni is a professor of Italian Literature and also of Civility, at Johns Hopkins University.
Like loyalty, like kindness, like every human trait that helps us make our way through this world, civility will always be valued, hence it will always be timeless.
I am sure Forni would readily agree we want as many people as possible from all walks of life to pick up this book and read it cover to cover!
I probably couldn't tolerate having the author around for more than 15 minutes. I was brought up with the same principles but no one in my family thankfully talks in this uppity... Read morePublished 7 days ago by from New Jersey
This the first of an excellent series of books by Professor Forney on Civilty. I gave them to each of my grandchildren (senior high and college students). Read morePublished 19 days ago by MD Trombonist
I like books such as this. There's nothing new in it, but it's a pleasant reminder of the rules of considerate behavior that your mother (hopefully) taught you.Published 26 days ago by Bill Reagan
This book has proven to be incredibly helpful for me as I've come to the fairly painful realization that even though I think I'm fairly polite, I'm not as considerate and caring as... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jorin M. Slaybaugh
Had me thinking about trying to act with civility for weeks.Published 2 months ago by John Tol Broome Jr.