On Oprah Wednesday

Oprah is looking at a “serious national problem” on Wednesday. Is it the economy?

NO! Duh!


It’s rudeness.

Featured in the first segment is P.M. Forni, author of Choosing Civility and The Civility Solution. Other guests include Randy Cohen (author of the NYT column “The Ethicist” and The Good, The Bad and the Difference: How to Tell the Right from Wrong in Everyday Situations), and (brilliant stroke) Steve Dublanica, author of Waiter Rant book and web site (which both have a LOT to say about rude diners).

Both of Forni’s books  and Cohen’s are owned in modest quantities in most libraries. Waiter Rant is owned in larger quantities, with heavy holds (168 on 37 copies in one case).


The Civility Solution; What To Do When People Are Rude

P.M. Forni

  • Hardcover: $19.95;192 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (June 10, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0312368496
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312368494


Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct
P.M. Forni

  • Paperback: $12.95; 208 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (November 8, 2003)
  • ISBN-10: 0312302509
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312302504

Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip — Confessions of a Cynical Waiter

by The Waiter 

  • Hardcover: $24.95
  • Publisher: Ecco (July 29, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0061256684
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061256684
  • Audio CD: Unabridged$36.95
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; (July 29, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1423370716
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423370710

The Good, The Bad and the Difference: How to Tell the Right from Wrong in Everyday Situations

Randy Cohen

  • Paperback: $14.95; 304 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway (March 25, 2003)
  • ISBN-10: 0767908139
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767908139

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