Saving Civility: 52 Ways to Tame Rude, Crude & Attitude for a Polite Planet by Sara Hacala


Polite and respectful behavior is vanishing from our world today. Bullying, hostile and polarizing political interactions, tasteless and tactless comments delivered without discretion, everyone talking at once but nobody listening we are treating one another badly in our day-to-day lives and our relationships are fragmenting and deteriorating as a result. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Sara Hacala, a certified etiquette and protocol consultant, offers guidance that goes beyond the hollow or artificial display of proper manners and good conduct. She presents civility as a mind-set that encompasses values and attitudes that help us embrace our shared humanity and society. She taps the wisdom of ancient spiritual luminaries as well as the latest social science research to provide fifty-two practical ways we can reverse the course of incivility and create a more enriching, pleasant place to live.

Whether in our interpersonal lives, the workplace, our schools, or the world at large.

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Sara Hacala, a frequent speaker on the topic of civility, is president of Sara Hacala & Associates LLC, which provides full-service training and seminars in all aspects of business etiquette, manners, and civility for corporate personnel, university students, organizations, and individuals.

Her passionate mission is to spread the word as to how our positive behavior–powerful and contagious–can bring us closer together, deepen our interpersonal relationships, and help us to lead more productive and satisfying lives. Respect and consideration, she firmly believes, can shape the civility of the planet and foster personal and global human connections, resulting in our greater awareness, understanding, and, ultimately, acceptance of all people in the world.
Saving Civility: 52 Ways to Tame Rude, Crude and Attitude is the author’s first book. A native of West Virginia, Sara has lived in Connecticut since 1978 with her husband of 35 years. Their daughter is a sophomore at the University of Michigan.
Saving Civility—Do Your Part!

I am Sara Hacala, author of a book Saving Civility: 52 Ways to Tame Rude, Crude, and Attitude for a Polite Planet. My intent in writing the book is to inspire people to examine their own behavior so that they join hands—collectively—creating a grassroots civility movement that leads to a positive cultural shift.

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