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Linda C. (Seagull) reviewed The Faux Pas Survival Guide: The Fine Art of Removing Your Foot from Your Mouth on
How to recover from greeting goofs, office offenses, dinner-table disasters, and other forms of social suicide.
It can happen anywhere--at a cocktail party, in the laundromat, at a business meeting, on an elevator: that most unpleasant of all human errors, the faux pas. Even the most confident conversationalist has experienced the embarrassment of getting someone's name wrong, mistaking someone's sister for her mother, making an off-color joke in a decidedly "on-color" setting, or committing one of dozens of other foot-in-mouth fumbles.
You'll learn now to: effectively confess, apologize, divert attention, and otherwise make things right again, no matter how serious a flub you've made--train yourself to avoid the most common gaffes--harness the healing power of humor--recover from a joke that flops (or offends)--handle spills, trips, and bumps with finesse--get over "faux pas phobia"--master swift exits, suble fade-outs, and other foolproof tactics to stop yourself before you fax pas again.