Add this Event to Calendar 06/27/2023 07:30 PM 06/27/2023 08:30 PM Inspirational Book Group and Guided Meditation


Join us on Tuesday, June 27th at 7:30pm, in room 228 for the Inspirational Book Group and Guided Mediation’s discussion of The Art of Conversation: a guided tour of a neglected pleasure, by Catherine Blyth.

Description: “British journalist Blyth was once described as "the person you hope you'll find at the next cocktail party—or the person you'd like to be." The next best thing is a close encounter with Blyth on the printed page. Adopting a chatty, conversational manner to write about conversation, Blyth mixes personal anecdotes into a salmagundi of selected quotes from anthropology, history, literature, philosophy and pop culture to analyze and give advice on the dynamics of good conversation, not to mention the perfect riposte for every situation. She examines everything from small talk to pillow talk, from riotous raconteurs to crashing bores, from flattery to false smiles. The key is listening: "Good conversation is a team sport; pace and energy keep it alive." Blyth probes layers of language, humor as social engineering, baiting, lies, flirting, evasions and failed shoptalk, such as how "miscommunication lost Xerox the PC." Witty, eloquent and insightful, Blyth's book is a delightful encouragement to rediscover conversation as the best communication technology.”

Copies of the books are available in regular print, so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy.  It is also available as an eAudio in Overdrive / Libby.

If you have any questions, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org

Contact: Heidi Fowler 508-839-4649 fowlerh@graftonlibrary.org
228: Group Study 6