Read Gracious: A Practical Primer on Charm, Tact, and Unsinkable Strength Online Free - From New York Times bestselling author of Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps Kelly Williams Brown comes a funny, charming guide to modern civility in these—yes, we'll say it—rather uncivil times.
Graciousness is practicing the arts of kindness, thoughtfulness, good manners, humanity, and basic decency. As a bonus, it makes your life and even the world (or at least the room you’re in) much lovelier.
It’s not about memorizing every rule of traditional etiquette to a T (though there is so much there to explore!) or spending all your time maintaining a spotless house. It’s about approaching the world with compassion, conviction, self-confidence, and whole-heartedness, whether you're at the Met Gala or saying good morning to a convenience store clerk.
From chatting easily with anyone to mastering the subtleties of social media etiquette (hint: block early, block often), Brown has talked to gracious women and men all over the country to give you easy ways to embody your own graciousness.
Throughout the book, she provides tips on how to deal with the people and circumstances that challenge even the most socially graceful among us, advice on how to practice graciousness in everyday life, and thoughtful discussions on being kind to those around you without ever losing your sense of self.
With the wisdom of gracious folk ranging from celebrities to the author’s mother-in-law, this book explains the perspective, actions—and, sometimes, inaction—that help us move smoothly and effectively through whatever life tosses at us.
|Title||:||Gracious: A Practical Primer on Charm, Tact, and Unsinkable Strength|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
April 29, 2017
Maybe I'm revealing that I haven't learned how to be gracious. But at least I'm not engaging in some fancy BSing. I don't think this was a terrible book. It just was too disjointed for me, and sometimes it was hard to tell where one set of principles/checklists stopped and another began. There we...
March 28, 2017
Wonderful! The author had a really fun, unofficial way of finding gracious people to interview plus she comes off as not snooty but down to earth and relatable...self-deprecating even. The book is fun to read and filled with little tidbits of delightful information.
June 13, 2017
Voice is very eradicate and hard to follow.
With such great premise and promise, I was hoping for more. Some great topics could have been organized better for all readers. However, the fonts used were sweet. Wonderful quotes throughout the book fell flat with some of the content. Considering the b...
April 16, 2017
I thought she had some good points. The occasional light profanity however, was not necessary to prove a point.
April 28, 2017
I am always in awe of Kelly Williams Brown's ability to deal with weighty, important issues with an incredible sense of humor. Her second book may even exceed my high expectations. I can't wait to see what she puts her own to next.
August 07, 2017
Such a wonderful book! I found her ideas so helpful for business (retail can be so terribly trying!) and have handed it out as "homework" for my employees.
June 05, 2017
AH just finished! I couldn't recommend this book more to every single I person I know. Here are a few of my favorite quotes to give y'all an idea of this book's goodness:
"If you find that there's one behavior in others that drives you up the wall, well... just remember that we tend to get most an...
May 18, 2017
"The heart of graciousness is compassion. It's attention to those around you, whether they are your favorite person in the world or that person trying to get by you on the sidewalk."
Do you admire the people in your life who are calm, serene, kind, competent, gracious? How did they get to be that...
May 24, 2017
I think (hope) Kelly Williams Brown was me in a past life. That's not really possible, but reading this book sounds like words from a cooler, wiser me. That might be why I love the book so much. The genuine, helpful tips and honesty combined with lines about pugs and threesomes with Coach Taylor...
August 06, 2017
I love this book. I love the subject matter, and I love the incredibly compassionate out flowing of thoughtfulness that went into producing it. I particularly love that it's a book about being kind to yourself (and how to do that) in order to be kind to others. That speaks to me, and that 2 page...