Does the idea of going to a large party make your mouth go dry? Are you more comfortable on Facebook than face-to-face? You're not alone: 90 percent of the world suffers from minglephobia. Jeanne Martinet has developed a cure - a sure-fire system for overcoming fears and having a great time at any type of business or social gathering.
"fun list of tips and tricks"
In Life Is Friends, Martinet focuses on at-home entertaining-the dinner parties, cocktail parties, and informal get-togethers that are the key to creating lasting, fulfilling interpersonal bonds. So hear what Martinet has to say. And then, go ahead: Invite people over.
It’s not the end of the world. That’s what 39-year-old Tess Eliot has to remind herself after losing her newspaper column ("Tess Knows Best") and being dumped by her boyfriend for a younger woman (a feng shui expert? Really?). Then Tess is hired to write an etiquette guide preparing readers for the Ancient Mayan doomsday of December 21, 2012, and she has to ask herself: Could the world really be coming to an end? At first, Tess fakes her way through chapters like "Boundaries in the Bunker" and "Cannibalism: Yes or No?" But after uncovering a secret plot for world destruction, she is forced to embark on a life-changing odyssey.
"Enjoy a wonderful post-apocalyptic social life"
A practical and amusing book of advice and wisdom from Miss Mingle, who answers a variety of questions about social situations. "Relax," says Miss Mingle. It's easy to avoid the 'Hell' in "Hello," deflect the unwanted greeting kiss, feel okay when you're dressed all wrong, solve modern dilemmas such as meeting same-sex couples, and much more.