You"re Too Kind

A Brief History of Flattery by Richard Stengel

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Trade Paperbacks

Written in English
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  • Social History,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Customs & Traditions,
  • Popular culture,
  • Social Science / Popular Culture,
  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Popular Culture - General
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Number of Pages320
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ISBN 100684854929
ISBN 109780684854922
OCLC/WorldCa48911199

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If you guessed Satan, you'd be close, but according to "You're Too Kind," flattery began with chimpan-zees, who groom each other all day long. In fact, flattery is an adaptive behavior that has helped us survive since caveman days. It's in our genes. Our flattery is simply strategic praise, and to illustrate its myriad forms, Richard Sten/5.

This book makes some good points and includes some interesting perspectives on flattery and grovelling. At the same time, it is decidedly "popular" rather than scholarly. The most irritating aspect of the book is the author's breezy flippancy; he tries much too hard to be much too clever, and the result is merely tiresome/5(14).

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Most people wouldn't. You did. Unfortunately, there aren't enough genuinely kind, considerate people in the world. Our manners and vocabulary require. From the primates to the ancient world all the way to Hollywood, "You're Too Kind" presents a primer on flattery--where it originated, its development through the ages, and its myriad uses in contemporary culture.

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He does the latter with tongue slightly in cheek- yet the truth is that his counsel, and that of many others whom he quotes, can be used to good purpose.' - The Washington Post You're Too Kind: A Brief History Of Flattery () by Richard StengelPages:   This is not that kind of book.

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A completely baggage free idiom used solely to convey appreciation is not one of them. Your interpretation of the phrase is deliberately misinterpreting a statement so that.

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Justine Thomas (no relation) and Maddie Kind were university sweethearts. Justine and all their friends assumed they would be riding off into the sunset to live out their happily ever after. Definition and synonyms of you’re too kind / generous from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Education.

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The article is a fascinating read and somewhat a narrative etymology of self love and flattery.