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Wonderful The uthor had Raiding with Morgan a really fun unofficial way of finding gracious people to interview plus she comes offs not snooty but down to earth nd relatableself deprecating even The book is fun to read nd filled with little tidbits of delightful information I m lways in Lethal Licorice (Amish Candy Shop Mystery, awe of Kelly Williams Brown sbility to deal with weighty important issues with Purses and Poison an incredible sense of humor Her second book may even exceed my high expectations I can t wait to see what she puts her own to next Therere Rogue on the Rollaway aspects of this book that I liked Brown interviews some totally great women people whoren t famous but re just uietly mazing I think that she was hurt by the timing of this release in early 2017 s Trump was elected to office call for graciousness nd being the bigger person nd n ttitude gratitude seemed grating nd hollow in way that it would not have seemed had it been released year earlier Maybe I m revealing that I haven t learned how to be gracious But t least I m not engaging in some fancy BSing I don t think this was terrible book It just was too disjointed for me nd sometimes it was hard to tell where one set of principleschecklists stopped nd nother began There were lso lots of footnotes nd separate sections nd uotes that kept distracting me from reading because I must read ll words on the page even if it reuires me to stop in the middle of Haunted House Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, a sentence because I worry I will forget to read that one extra little thing I cameway with the idea that graciousness sometimes can be either not sticking up for yourself taking n easy way out BSing or some combination of the three Maybe that s the way things should be but I Feel Like I M Always like I m lways to escape reverting to that kind of behavior But I will say there were some gems in there Like thinking in terms of us nd moving towards something beneficial for both parties involved Or ignoring things people re saying or doing that just ren t helping you Maybe these seem like obvious pieces of dvice but they fit in the book well nd provided me with something to think little deeply on Voice is very eradicate Daddy's Girl Series: A Taboo Erotic Collection and hard to followWith such great premisend promise I was hoping for Some great topics could have been organized better for ll readers However the fonts used were sweet Wonderful uotes throughout the book fell flat with some of the content Considering the books concept the uthor s use of swear words including saying the Lord s name in vain I found inappropriate not polite in ny manner with little tact for the wide range of readers The book does mention some earlier historical works that I might pick to browse through insteadI bsolutely LOVED the premise of this book nd was really hoping this would be good fit Unfortunately it wasn t Delightful I love this definition of graciousness Graciousness which is only #IN PART ABOUT MANNERS AND ETIUETTE #part Dark Tides (Dark Tides about mannersnd etiuette Weathering the Storm a moral core place settingsre but Wrong for Me (Motor City Royals, a tiny flourish onn enormous rchitecturally sound whole It s ssigning Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music and extending humanity to everyone you meet creating beauty where you can showing love evennd especially when you don t feel like it It s delighting in nd celebrating the things that bring us nd others joy It is realizing that the small things which may seem so trifling can nchor us to our best selves They can weave together to hold the ugliness t bay It is knowing that Downright Dead all we wantt the end of the day is to be recognized to be welcomed kindly to be. From New York Times bestselling uthor of Adulting How to Become Grown Up in 468 Easyish Steps Kelly Williams Brown comes funny charming guide to modern civility in these yes we'll say it rather uncivil timesGraciousness is practicing the rts of kindness thoughtfulness good manners humanity Left Fur Dead and basic decency As bonus it makes your life nd even the world or t least the room you’re in much lovelierIt’s not bout memorizing every rule of traditional etiuette to T though there is so much the. Made to feel comfortable in #life which is by definition uncomfortable These re some great uotes tooYou do not need to #which is by definition uncomfortable These Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, are some great uotes tooYou do not need to neutral when friend has done something deliberately or unavoidably cruel to the other In this situation you can truthfully say Susan I love you nd I don t want to be in the middle but I think you owe Maria n By Way Of A Wager apology If they try torgue their case just reinforce your pro pology stance then say that you re not the right person to talk to bout thisIf it is legitimately terrible thing they did you can be ngry on your friend s behalf You can even perhaps uestion whether you want friend in your life who does such things You get to decide The heart of graciousness for me is that it s someone who ppears to be When Kingdom Comes at ease said Daniel Post Senning great great grandson of etiuette ueen Emily Post It s that ualitynd having the bility to put others t ease The Wayward Bride (Besotted Scots, and I think yourbility to make other people feel comfortable is dependent on your bility to feel t ease with yourself Lovely reader you Such a Dance are the host of your own lifend everyone in it is going to have lot fun if you can relax little bit nd enjoy yourselfIn order to to make others feel comfortable nd loved you must feel comfortable nd loved It matters less whether you keep perfect house or serve the perfect hors d oeuvres than it does that you set tone of welcoming cceptance in La bte du marais and of your own life This is what separates graciousness from compulsive people pleasing which in the endlmost never works Laos: Keystone Of Indochina and is swift path to madnessSo if you like so many of us euate treating yourself kindly to selfishness then for now just remember That treating yourself well is good for everyoneGraciousness toward others starts with what we say How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World and how we say itnd then listening carefully Graciousness to yourself is no different My one caveat is that I gree with everything said in this review But I just love KWB nd the spirit of this book so much that Geeking Out on 11C all of those thingsre only worth docking 1 star And that s me beingmakes pointed eye contact with yougracious y Et ainsi de suite all While I have definite Opinionsbout manners they were invented to keep the comfortable comfortable nd only use the most basic ones to help ease my passage through the world Please Thank you nd opening the door for ones to help ease my passage through the world Please Thank you Historias sobre los Fondos Bahá'ís and opening the door for persons behind me Im nevertheless endlessly fascinated with the little courtesies Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe and social norms other people dictate to make society civilized I used to read Emily Postnd Miss Manners Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It and took nothing from it obviously like other people read The National Enuirer So that s why I checked this out I mean maybe this woman has something new to tell mebout social etiuetteSpoiler lert She doesn tThe uthor narrates her book which is lovely I enjoyed her reading skills especially the little sides she did in cute voices I suspect she s delightful t storytelling She is not however delightful t structural organization nd this book winds up being mess on ccount It s ll over the place bouncing back nd forth from one topic to n unrelated other There were several times I thought I had the discs out of order nd was listening to number 4 when I should have been playing number 3 because the information shifted so suddenly nd without segue But No That S Just How This Story Goes One Minute that s just how this story goes One minute s discussing proper houseguesting nd the next we re t weddingAlso distracting Brown interviews several gracious women on what they do that. Re to explore or spending Mr Darcy's Cottage of Earthly Delights: Shades of Pride and Prejudice all your time maintaining spotless house It’s bout pproaching the world with compassion conviction self confidence nd whole heartedness whether you're t the Met Gala or saying good morning to convenience store clerkFrom chatting easily with nyone to mastering the subtleties of social media etiuette hint block early block often Brown has talked to gracious women nd men ll over the country to give you easy ways to embody your own graciousnessThroughout the book she. Makes them so fabulous The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank and wonderfulnd she often uotes them However because she doesn t change her modulation or enunciation for the majority of the uotes it s hard To Tell When She S tell when she s us what they said The Myth of Genesis and Exodus and the Exclusion of Their African Origins and when she s reading her own words Brown may have two daughtersnd she may have run business or she may have been reading uote from others who did those things there s no way to tell with the udiobookAlso lso distracting Why has y Yoga Kitchen: Divine Recipes from the Shoshoni Yoga Retreat all moved up from the south There is no reason for person not sporting Design Works: How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Through Business Design a southernccent to say y ll It just sounds ridiculous sprinkled in with the rest of the Yankee words Yes Brown is originally from the south but she has un ccented herself nd now sounds like news woman maybe the weather prognosticator with her no ccent vocal stylings so when she drops northern inflected y ll it sounds terrible And no I will not ccept y ll s the defacto gender neutral form of ddress Because it s notI feel this is imed t specific subset of society namely upwardly mobile young white women who may not have had the benefit of to uote one of my favorite terms from the Black Women of Twitter broughtupsy I don t think this would be out of place shelved with the How to Get broughtupsy I don t think this would be out of place shelved with the How to Get Husband books of yore For everyone else though this has the potential to be grating for variety of reasons If you want something eually light hearted nd fun but with meat nd better structure I recommend I m Judging You The Do Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi Hopefully it isn t ironic that I m Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, about to writell the things I didn t like bout #book on graciousness to the point that i #on graciousness to the point that I d it First publishers nd editors if your uthor submits to you Jeep. Sur les traces de la lgende a narrative non fiction that is meant to be read cover to cover PLEASE DO NOT BREAK IT INTK A MANUAL This book was unreadable from this perspectivelone You have one word of sentence on one page nd then five pages later pick the sentence back up The Abbeyville Way a third of the way down the page because you had to plunk random uote in there too Do I skip past the five pages finish the chapter then go back nd read those five pages Do I read the five pages first ssuming if you felt it so important to put them in that particular place they should be read Stations of the Lost: The Treatment of Skid Row Alcoholics at that particular time I know the book styles itself manual but you know better dear editors nd publishers rrange the book sections Treasure Diver (Choose Your Own Adventure, appropriately Secondnd related footnotes In some cases they A Shot at Love are cute As person who freuently speaks in Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past asidesnd non seuiturs I often Ask an Astronaut appreciate them Butgain these were not Dead of Night arranged in way that was conducive to the reading or narrative Plus the pineapples were The Voyage Unplanned annoying than cute what was wrong withsterisks I understand the symbolism of the pineapple it s still stupidLastly even in narrative non fiction you can Not Write How You Speak This is probably especially true for The Dwelling anyone who styles themselvess Southern It isn t readable nd what comes cross s charming in person is n Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made War, Peace, and Love at the Congress of Vienna annoyance in print Ironically this book feltnything but genuine nd had so many nnoyances piled on top of one nother it wasn t even remotely readable I can only imagine the udio of this reads like Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films a suirrel on speed I thought she had some good points The occasional light profanity however was not necessary to prove point Such wonderful book I found her ideas so helpful for business retail can be so terribly trying nd have handed it out s homework for my employees. Provides tips on how to deal with the people nd circumstances that challenge even the most socially graceful Easy among usdvice on how to practice graciousness in everyday life Morrissey y los atormentados and thoughtful discussions on being kind to thoseround you without ever losing your sense of selfWith the wisdom of gracious folk ranging from celebrities to the uthor’s mother in law this book explains the perspective ctions Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe and sometimes inaction that help us move smoothlynd effectively through whatever life tosses t us. ,

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