Manners from Heaven: A Divine Guide to Good Behaviour (2020)

Manners from Heaven: A Divine Guide to Good Behaviour Quentin Crisp Manners from Heaven A Divine Guide to Good Behaviour None
  • Title: Manners from Heaven: A Divine Guide to Good Behaviour
  • Author: Quentin Crisp
  • ISBN: 9780006541332
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
Manners from Heaven: A Divine Guide to Good Behaviour Quentin Crisp None
Manners from Heaven: A Divine Guide to Good Behaviour Quentin Crisp

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  1. Sarah Tipper

    This is a delightful book about how to behave well coming from a very original thinker who had plenty of opportunities to try out responses to rudeness It was written in the early nineteen eighties so some of it is still contemporary but some isn t at all the parts that have dated are mostly about how women are expected to behave Some of the polite lies advocated go a bit far in my opinion and I m not sure they would be wise There is much good advice in this book that is still relevant and it s [...]

  2. J.C. Gary

    This is a fabulous book, of course Had it for years and kind of forgot about it I would recommend reading and then savoring, have a cocktail, then continue reading and then savoring, and reading and savoring with cocktails, please.Quentin was such a gem I can still see him in that hat I met him on Long Island, the summer this book was published He loved passing on his insights and proving his wit He was one of the original fabulous people and still is unforgettable.

  3. Mahinn

    I liked it very much indeed I would, however, caution you against reading it all in one go Savour it Take it a chapter a day Intersperse your reading of this with something else And like fine cognac, allow this to be the apertif that chases down a less than perfect day.

  4. Angel

    when the world is too dreadful, i am charmed and soothed by crisp s dry wit, kindness and unflagging commitment to civilized behaviour.

  5. Branden William

    I m on a path to reading all of Quentin Crisp s books, and I often find myself quoting him daily In fact, many of Sebastian Horsley s one liners are found in this book This is what manners are a way of getting what you want without appearing to be an absolute swine or at least a way of getting something of what you want without giving total offense to other people Manners from Heaven describes the important lesson of how to get along with the world and avoid dichotomies where there need be none [...]

  6. James

    I finally finished Quentin Crisp s Manner From Heaven I tended to disagree with most of what he had to say Crisp dislikes the prescriptive rules of etiquette, as he says they tend to reinforce class distinctions and make certain people feel superior and others inferior This is precisely one of the reasons I like them He advocates instead what he calls good manners, which involve bending over backwards not to hurt anybody s feelings ever, no matter how monstrous they are I, on the other hand, bel [...]

  7. Niles Hunter

    As far as I can tell, this is the best man on the planet as of yet, and he died a few years ago He kept his number listed, which I took advantage of Harsh, gentle, loving, sharp, never cruel This is pure god stuff The flip side of american suspicion of strangers.

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