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The Resource Asking for a Friend

Asking for a Friend

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Asking for a Friend
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Asking for a Friend
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A delightful history of Americans' obsession with advice—from Poor Richard to Dr. Spock to Miss MannersAmericans, for all our talk of pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps, obsessively seek advice on matters large and small. Perhaps precisely because we believe in bettering ourselves and our circumstances in life, we ask for guidance constantly. And this has been true since our nation's earliest days: from the colonial era on, there have always been people eager to step up and offer advice, some of it lousy, some of it thoughtful, but all of it read and debated by generations of Americans.Jessica Weisberg takes readers on a tour of the advice-givers who have made their names, and sometimes their fortunes, by telling Americans what to do. You probably don't want to follow all the advice they proffered. Eating graham crackers will not make you a better person, and wearing blue to work won't guarantee a promotion. But for all that has changed in American life, it's a comfort to know that our hang-ups, fears, and hopes have not. We've always loved seeking advice—so long as it's anonymous, and as long as it's clear that we're not asking for ourselves; we're just asking for a friend
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  • Weisberg, Jessica
  • Vacker, Karissa
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  • Reference
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
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Asking for a Friend
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True
Isbn
9781549116919
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True
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Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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Label
Asking for a Friend
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:44410b98-9e4c-4337-a3b8-99412fb71feb
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781549116919
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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