> Skip to content

Some clear guidelines to navigate a rapidly changing world.

Some clear guidelines to navigate a rapidly changing world.
Why has ‘Mr Manners’, David Meagher, decided to write another book on the subject? He abhors crude and crass behaviour, yet found himself getting mad at others and teetering on the edge of becoming one of the ill-mannered people he so despised. So, instead of getting angry all the time – and risking becoming known as that crazy guy who yells out his car window at people – he decided the time was right to get back into the manners business.

The A to Z of Modern Manners looks at the new forces shaping the way we live, as well as some old ones, and suggests the best ways to behave. It’s not about pointing the finger at people and calling out bad behaviour (okay, there’s a bit of that but he hasn’t named anyone); it’s about using common sense and thinking about how your actions might make other people feel in that situation.

There is no right or wrong way to walk and text simultaneously. There is, however, a way to do it that will cause the least inconvenience for everyone else using the footpath. You can work out what form that takes by having a little empathy for your fellow humans. That’s just good manners.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780857983671

    November 28, 2016

    Vintage Australia

    304 pages

    RRP $24.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9780857983688

    November 28, 2016

    Random House Australia

    304 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Article
Finger Food

David Meagher examines the finer details of dining etiquette.

Book List
Rules of Modern Living

Look forward to a faux pas-free future.

Also by David Meagher

It's Not Etiquette
Fashion Speak

Recommendations

The Rub of Time
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying
There It Is Again
Chronicles of a Liquid Society
The Little Book Of Hygge
The Lagom Life
Home and Away
Bit Rot
Quicksand
The Lazy Hostess
Late Essays
Dear Friend, From My Life I Write To You In Your Life
Flaneuse
Who Stole My Spear?
Man Up
Moranifesto
Being There
On Passion
On Doubt
Miss Angel