“Would It Kill You…?”

March 1st, 2013

In a vivid┬ádisplay of bad manners, I now present┬ásome reactions to my new book, “Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That?: A Modern Guide to Manners.” Apparently the book is out in paperback and available for purchase.

“A brilliant primer on gracious living” (VanityFair.com)

“Mr. Alford is very funny in describing his conversion from passive recipient of bad behavior to active if subtle scold” (New York Times)

“Wickedly witty” (Publisher’s Weekly, starred review)

“A nearly always charming account” (Boston Globe)

“Pitch perfect…will keep manners mavens in stitches” (Library Journal)

“Amuses as it informs” (New York Times Book Review)

“Alford is a charming writer, who seems able to spin delightful stuff from whatever straw he happens to stumble across” (Salon.com)

“Alford weds the inspired lunacy of David Sedaris to the philosophic enquiry of “The Ethicist” column in the New York Times” (Whole Living)

“Extremely entertaining” (BookPage)

“Seriously entertaining” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

“A writer as cheekily charming as he is helpful” (Oprah magazine)

“A valuable premise of the book is manners and etiquette aren’t neccessarily the same…[Alford’s] self-effacing tone and dry sense of humor help to unify” (Washington Post)

“Alford is a razory-wicked fun guy to be around, and each of his stories are like those ‘tiny acts of grace’ brightening your day” (Kirkus Reviews)