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Robin Abrahams is the “Miss Conduct” columnist for The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine and writes the “Socially Scientific” column for the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research. A research associate at Harvard Business School, she has also worked as a stand-up comedian and holds a doctorate in psychology. She and her husband, Marc Abrahams, the founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes, live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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This style of book (rules for this and that) seems to be holding in popularity. Read more
Yes it's the 21st century, but for many of us, etiquette and ethics are not dead subjects. A little dose of reality TV might make you think otherwise. Read morePublished on April 18, 2012 by J. Moore
Robin Abrahams tackles issues that leave us sometimes baffled and uncertain. Sometimes I wish someone would just write a list of do's & don'ts but it's helpful to have some... Read morePublished on November 22, 2010 by Deborah Crawford
This is the first book that has moved me to write a review on Amazon.
Witty, wise, and warm, this book is helpful not merely because it provides clever strategies, but... Read more
The author provides good common-sense guidelines written conversationally vs. rigid, unbending rules. Read morePublished on January 22, 2010 by S. J Parker
I enjoyed this book quite a bit, as it handles so many new etiquette situations of modern life that aren't covered in traditional books. I liked her advise in most cases too. Read morePublished on October 15, 2009 by scolvig
The advice in this book is funny and smart and warm and kind. With arguments that draw from science, psychology and thousands of letters seeking the author's advice, this book... Read morePublished on September 15, 2009 by A. D. Hoskins
Etiquette does not exist in a vacuum. While there are common-sense rules that apply, but it remains a primarily elusive and forgotten art, that of social interactions. Read morePublished on August 20, 2009 by Adrian Black
Manners can be boiled down to this golden rule "Treat others as you would have them treat you." But when you love eating meat, you might not know how a vegetarian would like to be... Read morePublished on August 13, 2009 by Heather W.