Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, cellphones, and multi-tasking. In Choosing Civility , P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others. In clear, witty, and, well...civilized language, Forni covers topics that include:<br> <br> * Think Twice Before Asking Favors<br> * Give Constructive Criticism<br> * Refrain from Idle Complaints<br> * Respect Others' Opinions<br> * Don't Shift Responsibility and Blame<br> * Care for Your Guests<br> * Accept and Give Praise<br> <br> Finally, Forni provides examples of how to put each rule into practice and so make life-and the lives of others-more enjoyable, companionable, and rewarding.<br> <br> C hoosing Civility is a simple, practical, perfectly measured, and quietly magical handbook on the lost art of civility and compassion.<br>