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Praise for Amy Alkon:
"Alkon turns reporting on findings in evolutionary psychology into an art form. She scans the research horizon for fascinating new results. Though relentless in her skepticism, she is keenly attuned to findings that are both solid and suggestive. (The world lost a great analyst when Alkon turned away from academic research.) In her hands, all this research turns into practical advice for how ordinary people can live better lives. Alkon may be, as the LA Weekly put it, 'Miss Manners With Fangs,' but she is perhaps better characterized as the offspring of Charles Darwin and Dorothy Parker. We academics can all take a lesson from her ability to redefine academic turf in terms 'the ordinary person' can both understand and enjoy."--Dr. Barbara Oakley, Oakland University
Loved it. She stands up for herself without being hateful. Those who disliked this book obviously didn't read the lovely and insightful last chapter "Trickle Down... Read morePublished 1 day ago by LMK
Really bad! I read the first ten pages and deleted the rest, because this book is completely useless... Read morePublished 2 days ago by cass77
OK -- I admit to being one of those nice people straight off. I tend to get peeved at people who disregard or simply thoughtlessly cast civility aside and trample other people's... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Michael R Eades
Amy Alkon has done it again!
As with "I See Rude People," I have bought several copies of "Good Manners" for friends and family. Read more
I found it to be a fascinating, insightful book.
Very well-researched and extremely readable.
Highly recommend it.
This is a very insightful and entertaining book that is right-on. It is an eye-opener that everyone should find some new direction or conviction in the electronic age. Read morePublished 12 days ago by William Heaton
On target, Ms. Alkon's essay is all too true. Often hilarious, always engaging. Read "Good Manners" and then pass along to someone who needs it!Published 13 days ago by Stuart Goldman
The people on the phone drive me c-r-a-z-y! Didn’t know other people felt the same way. Amy has a special knack of laying it out like it is! Read morePublished 13 days ago by reta