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Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That?


Modern American manners leave much to be desired. People answer their cell phones in the middle of meals, they shush loudly in movie theaters and even clip their toenails on the train. Henry Alford wanted to learn a little more about 21st century etiquette, so he went to Japan, AKA the Fort Knox of good manners, interviewed etiquette experts and even played a game called "Touch the Waiter." Friday, Doug talks with Alford about how we behave and how we could behave better. (Rebroadcast)

Henry Alford is a journalist and humorist. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair  and The New York Times. His book is called Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That? A Modern Guide to Manners [Indiebound|Amazon|Audible]