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The curmudgeon's guide to getting ahead : dos and don'ts of right behavior, tough thinking, clear writing, and living a good life / Charles Murray.

Murray, Charles A., (author.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Piedmont Branch 650.1 Murray Charles (Text) 22960000859958 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Dorchester - St. George Main Library 650.1 MUR (Text) 30018004520157 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch 650.1 MUR (Text) 30018004319238 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780804141444
  • Physical Description: 144 pages ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Business, [2014]

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Summary, etc.:
In the course of this pithy and powerful book, Murray tells us the proper etiquette for email, how to stop using such overused and fuzzy phrases as "reaching out" and "sharing", his thoughts on piercings and tattoos and proper dress, the importance of rigor in language and good writing, why being judgmental is good, and other curmudgeonly pieces of wisdom and advice. He suggests how to stand out at work (work long hours when you are young and unencumbered by family and other obligations), when to use strong language and when to avoid it, and offers a bare-bones usage primer on how to avoid confusing words like "advice" and "advise," which look or sound similar, but have distinct meanings.-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Career development.
Success in business.
Business communication.
Interpersonal communication.

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