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  1. 3.5 hrs • 8/30/2016 • Unabridged

    Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in the Philippines, ensuring that you arrive aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. This concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. The inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience.

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    Philippines—Culture Smart!

    3.5 hrs • 8/30/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 4.0 hrs • 8/30/2016 • Unabridged

    This new, updated edition of Culture Smart! Turkey reveals a nation in transition. Over the last two decades living conditons have improved greatly and Turkey is now classified as a developed country with an emerging market economy. Viewed by many as a model for outward-looking Islam, it is a country with laws to protect against religious paternalism, where restaurants are open during the fast of Ramadan, and where headscarves or no scarves can be worn in universities, schools, and public offices. Turkey continues to seek EU membership, but the road to accession has been full of twists and turns and the outcome is uncertain.

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    Turkey—Culture Smart!

    4.0 hrs • 8/30/16 • Unabridged
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  3. 1.8 hrs • 4/26/2016 • Unabridged

    The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. is an American English writing style guide. It is one of the best-known and most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading in US high school and university composition classes. The original 1918 edition of The Elements of Style detailed eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, “a few matters of form”, and a list of commonly “misused” words and expressions. This book, printed as a private edition in 1918 for the use of his students, became a classic on the local campus, known as “the little book”, and its successive editions have since sold over ten million copies.

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    The Elements of Style

    1.8 hrs • 4/26/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 4.2 hrs • 10/6/2015 • Unabridged

    Before he got a job at Esquire and before he became the etiquette columnist at Entrepreneur magazine, Ross McCammon was staring out a second ­floor window at a parking lot in suburban Dallas wondering if it was five o’clock yet. One phone call from Esquire changed everything. This is McCammon’s honest, funny, and entertaining journey from impostor to authority—a story that begins with periods of debilitating workplace anxiety but leads to rich insights and practical advice from a guy who still remembers what it’s like to feel entirely ill-equipped for professional success. McCammon points out the workplace for what it is: an often absurd landscape of ego and fear guided by social rules that no one ever talks about. He offers a mix of enlightening and often self­-deprecating personal stories about his experience and clear, practical advice on getting the small things right—skills that often go unacknowledged—from shaking a hand to conducting a business meeting in a bar to navigating a work party. Works Well with Others is an inspirational new way of looking at your job, your career, and success itself. It is an accessible guide for those of us who are smart, talented, and ambitious but don’t quite feel prepared for success … or know what to do once we’ve made it.

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    Works Well with Others by Ross McCammon

    Works Well with Others

    4.2 hrs • 10/6/15 • Unabridged
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  5. 7.9 hrs • 6/3/2014 • Unabridged

    We live in a world that’s very different from the one in which Emily Post came of age. Many of us who are nice (but who also sometimes say “f*ck”) are frequently at a loss for guidelines about how to be a good person who deals effectively with the increasing onslaught of rudeness we all encounter. To lead us out of the miasma of modern mannerlessness, science-based and bitingly funny syndicated advice columnist Amy Alkon rips the doily off the manners genre and gives us a new set of rules for our twenty-first-century lives. With wit, style, and a dash of snark, Alkon explains that we now live in societies too big for our brains, lacking the constraints on bad behavior that we had in the small bands we evolved in. Alkon shows us how we can reimpose those constraints, how we can avoid being one of the rude, and how to stand up to those who are. Foregoing prissy advice on which utensil to use, Alkon answers the twenty-first century’s most burning questions about manners, including: Why do many people, especially those under forty, now find spontaneous phone calls rude? What can you tape to your mailbox to stop dog walkers from letting their pooch violate your lawn? How do you shut up the guy in the pharmacy line with his cellphone on speaker? What small gift to your new neighbors might make them think twice about playing Metallica at 3 a.m.? Combining science with more than a touch of humor, Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck is destined to give good old Emily a shove off the etiquette shelf (if that’s not too rude to say).

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  6. 8.1 hrs • 12/31/2014 • Unabridged

    This is the fully revised and updated edition of the ground-breaking self-help book on improving communicating and socializing skills in business and life. How to Work a Room lays down the fundamentals for savvy socializing, whether at a party, a conference, or even communicating online. RoAne clearly shows how to overcome the five roadblocks that keep most people from making new contacts; mix chutzpah and charm to start and end conversations smoothly; know when to use humor––and when not to; and follow simple rules of etiquette. Incorporating years of feedback from hundreds of presentations, as well as anecdotes from around the globe, RoAne keeps How to Work a Room fresh and on target. New chapters include: strategies starting, maintaining, and exiting conservations; and advice on commutating effectively in today’s tech-driven world.

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    How to Work a Room

    8.1 hrs • 12/31/13 • Unabridged
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  7. 4.7 hrs • 11/13/2012 • Unabridged

    Nobody needs advice, but everybody wants it. Conversely, everybody wants to give advice but we need to. It’s in our blood … because we’re stoned. That’s the point. And what better way to legitimize two stoned people’s need to babble advice than with a book? Allow us to introduce ourselves: We’re Tracie and Rich. We go way back. We met as teenagers in 1998, during our freshman year at NYU. We were at a dorm party, where lesbians and gay men were making out. Tracie had short hair and glasses; Rich approached and asked, “Do you like Ani DiFranco?” That was not a come-on. We didn’t kiss (and Tracie is not a lesbian, anyway), but we did shotgun a joint. From there, a friendship was born. Flash forward twelve years. We host an Internet video series in which we answer viewer-submitted questions, solving their problems with the help of an herbal remedy. Basically we get stoned and tell people how to live their lives. We give our two cents (or is that 420 sense?) on all of life’s non-problems from party etiquette, problems in the workplace, what religion to be, to whether or not your boyfriend/girlfriend/parent/friend/teacher/pet is gay. At this point, we want to get higher, and take things to the next level. We’ve already gotten inside people’s heads—now we want to get in their pants. With an audiobook, pervert. It is intended to be a reference guide for people to carry through life. Because you never know when life will present a non-problem outside of a wifi hot zone. (And that’s a non-problem solved right there.)

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  8. 5.7 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Unabridged

    @font-face { font-family: "Times"; }@font-face { font-family: "Geneva"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; color: black; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } "We all know bad manners when we see them," NPR and Vanity Fair contributor Henry Alford observes at the beginning of his new book. But what, he asks, do good manners look like in our day and age? When someone answers their cell phone in the middle of dining with you, or runs you off the sidewalk with their doublewide stroller, or you enter a post-apocalyptic public restroom, the long-revered wisdom of Emily Post can seem downright prehistoric. Troubled by the absence of good manners in his day-to-day life-by the people who clip their toenails on the subway or give three-letter replies to one's laboriously crafted missives-Alford embarks on a journey to find out how things might look if people were on their best behavior a tad more often. He travels to Japan (the "Fort Knox Reserve" of good manners) to observe its culture of collective politesse. He interviews etiquette experts both likely (Judith Martin, Tim Gunn) and unlikely (a former prisoner, an army sergeant). He plays a game called Touch the Waiter. And he volunteers himself as a tour guide to foreigners visiting New York City in order to do ground-level reconnaissance on cultural manners divides. Along the way (in typical Alford style) he also finds time to teach Miss Manners how to steal a cab; designates the World's Most Annoying Bride; and tosses his own hat into the ring, volunteering as an online etiquette coach. Ultimately, by tackling the etiquette questions specific to our age-such as Why shouldn't you ask a cab driver where's he's from?, Why is posting baby pictures on Facebook a fraught activity? and What's the problem with "No problem"?-Alford finds a wry and warm way into a subject that has sometimes been seen as pedantic or elitist. And in this way, he looks past the standard "dos" and "don'ts" of good form to present an illuminating, seriously entertaining book about grace and civility, and how we can simply treat each other better.

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    Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That

    5.7 hrs • 7/15/12 • Unabridged
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  9. 2.2 hrs • 1/10/2012 • Unabridged

    Of all the women you know, how many of them would you describe as “a lady”? Naturally, you know women who are kind and intelligent, witty and resourceful; but a lady is an altogether different variety of female. She’s mindful of the effect she has on those around her, and she’s careful not to let her words or appearance betray her true intentions. How to Be a Lady is a charming reminder of what it takes to be an exemplary woman, someone who knows how to breeze through an awkward conversation with poise, or delicately sidestep the beauty salon gossip. Candace Simpson-Giles delivers a delightful refresher course on what it means to be a lady among women.

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    How to Be a Lady

    2.2 hrs • 1/10/12 • Unabridged
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  10. 3.8 hrs • 1/3/2012 • Unabridged

    Nearly every man wants to be a gentleman. He may not know exactly what that means, but his true desire is to be respected and admired in the way only a gentleman can be. He wants to be prepared and confident, certain that his judgment is shrewd and his behavior appropriate. A gentleman considers the weight of his words and the impression he is leaving. He knows when to ignore his iPhone in favor of a face-to-face conversation, and he understands that sometimes he should simply say nothing at all. He knows what to do with his sport jacket at the end of the day, and what color shoes he should never wear to a funeral. Snapping at a telemarketer calling from some far-flung place? A gentleman realizes that’s no way to communicate with anyone. He knows the difference between “I’m sorry” and “Excuse me,” and he doesn’t use them interchangeably. Being a gentleman is timeless; these are ideals that will never be obliterated by technology, the latest social ideology, or protests from men who are content to do less.

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    How to Be a Gentleman

    3.8 hrs • 1/3/12 • Unabridged
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  11. 7.4 hrs • 12/19/2011 • Unabridged

    Man up! While it’s definitely more than just monster trucks, grilling, and six-pack abs, true manliness is hard to define. The words macho and manly are not synonymous. Taking lessons from classic gentlemen such as Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, authors Brett and Kate McKay have created a collection of the most useful advice every man needs to know to live life to its full potential. This book contains a wealth of information that ranges from survival skills to social skills to advice on how to improve your character. Whether you are braving the wilds with your friends, courting your girlfriend, or raising a family, inside you’ll find practical information and inspiration for every area of life. You’ll learn the basics all modern men should know, including how to:shave like your grandpa;be a perfect houseguest;fight like a gentleman using the art of bartitsu;help a friend with a problem;give a man hug;perform a fireman’s carry;ask for a woman’s hand in marriage;raise resilient kids;predict the weather like a frontiersman;start a fire without matches;give a dynamic speech; andlive a well-balanced life. So jump in today and gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a real man in the twenty-first century.

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    The Art of Manliness

    7.4 hrs • 12/19/11 • Unabridged
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    1.7 hrs • 10/14/2008 • Unabridged

    Do your buddies know “The Code”? in a hilarious guide inspired by a memorable episode of the hit CBSv television show How I Met Your Mother, ultimate bro Barney Stinson outlines how a bro should behave in any situation. The Bro Code is a living document, like the Constitution. Although it dates back to the American Revolution, The Bro Code has never been published before. Few know of its existence, and the code has only been verbally communicated between those “in the bro.” Until now. Regardless of veracity, a Bro never admits familiarity with a Broadway show or musical. When attending a strip club, a Bro never wears jeans. These are only two of the truths in an epic code of conduct for dudes, essential for ensuring a man’s success in daily life and garnering him respect from his buddies. If a dude breaks the code, he risks losing face, friends, and most importantly— women. For the first time ever, The Bro Code spells out 150 rules men need to know in order to behave properly among other bros. This code of conduct for bros can range from the simple (bros before hos) to the complex (the hot-to-crazy ratio, complete with bar graphs and charts). With helpful sidebros and illustrations, The Bro Code will help any ordinary guy become the best bro he can be.

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    The Bro Code

    By Barney Stinson, with Matt Kuhn
    1.7 hrs • 10/14/08 • Unabridged
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  13. 1.1 hrs • 4/19/2007 • Unabridged

    This audiobook focuses on how your good manners can promote better relations and results with other people. The author emphasizes that exhibiting good manners does not imply weakness though some may interpret your efforts that way. The point is that getting results is all about them, how to encourage others to do what you want. The audiobooks gives concrete advice about how to use good manners to deflect aggressive behavior, how to recognize after making your best efforts how to back off or cut off ties with people you just can’t please or reach a common understanding with, and always sticking up for yourself—but doing so pleasantly. The audiobook then addresses how to do this in a series of circumstances ranging from meetings, family, table manners and travel, to guests and good gestures. It concludes, aptly for these times, about how to act in bad times. Learn the art of good manners in only 60 minutes of conversation and instruction. These are the subjects covered: Conversations: It’s All About ThemDealing with Aggressive BehaviorBacking Off or Cutting TiesSticking up for YouMeetings, Outside Events, and Public SituationsDating and FamilyKids and the Informal FamilyTable MannersTravel: Table Manners on SteroidsGuest DutiesGifts and Good GesturesBad Times

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    Good Manners

    1.1 hrs • 4/19/07 • Unabridged
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  14. 1.9 hrs • 11/3/2005 • Abridged

    “Talk to the hand, ’cause the face ain’t listening,” the saying goes. When did the world stop wanting to hear? When did society become so thoughtless? It’s a topic that has been simmering for years, and Lynne Truss says it’s now reached the boiling point. Taking on the boorish behavior that for some has become a point of pride, Talk to the Hand is a rallying cry for courtesy. Like Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Talk to the Hand is not a stuffy guidebook, and it is sure to inspire spirited conversation. Why hasn’t your nephew ever thanked you for your carefully selected gift? What makes your contractor think it’s fine to snub you in the midst of a major renovation? Why do crowds spawn selfishness? What accounts for the appalling treatment you receive in stores (if you’re lucky enough to get a clerk’s attention at all)? Most important, what will it take to roll back a culture that applauds those who are disrespectful? In a recent US survey, 79 percent of adults said that lack of courtesy was a serious problem. For anyone who’s fed up with the brutality inflicted by modern manners (or lack thereof), Talk to the Hand is a colorful call to arms—from the wittiest defender of the civilized world.

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    Talk to the Hand

    1.9 hrs • 11/3/05 • Abridged
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  15. 8.6 hrs • 11/1/2004 • Unabridged

    At a time of astonishing confusion about what it means to be a man, Brad Miner has recovered the oldest and best ideal of manhood: the gentleman. Reviving a thousand-year tradition of chivalry, honor, and heroism, The Compleat Gentleman provides the essential model for twenty-first-century masculinity. Despite our confusion, real manhood is not complicated. It is an ancient ideal based on service to one’s God, country, family, and friends—a simple but arduous ideal worthy of a lifetime of struggle. Miner’s gentleman stands out for his dignity, restraint, and discernment. He rejects the notion that one way of behaving is as good as another. He belongs to an aristocracy of virtue, not of wealth or birth. Proposing neither a club nor a movement, Miner describes a lofty code of manly conduct, which, far from threatening democracy, is necessary for its survival. Miner traces the concept of manliness from the jousting fields of the twelfth century to the decks of the Titanic. The three masculine archetypes that emerge—the warrior, the lover, and the monk—all come together to make up the character of the “compleat gentleman.” This modern knight cultivates a martial spirit in defense of the true and the beautiful. He treats the opposite sex with the passionate respect required by courtly love. And he values learning in the pursuit of truth—all with the discretion, decorum, and nonchalance that the Renaissance called sprezzatura. The Compleat Gentleman is filled with examples from the past and the present of the man our increasingly uncivilized age demands.

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    The Compleat Gentleman by Brad Miner

    The Compleat Gentleman

    8.6 hrs • 11/1/04 • Unabridged
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  16. 4.2 hrs • 11/1/2004 • Unabridged

    Written by an anonymous gentlewoman of the period, this book was a popular guide to manners and social customs for the late eighteenth–early nineteenth centuries in England. While devoted mostly to women’s dress, it also covers deportment, movement, propriety, correct dances, and aids to beauty and health—advice that would have been taken very much to heart by women of the time of Jane Austen and Napoleon. For anyone interested in the details of day-to-day life of this period, Regency Etiquette offers a unique look into the mindset and customs of a bygone age.

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    Regency Etiquette by A Lady of Distinction

    Regency Etiquette

    4.2 hrs • 11/1/04 • Unabridged
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