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How to Be Not Too Bad

A Canadian Guide to Superior Behaviour

by (author) Charles Gordon

McClelland & Stewart
Initial publish date
Apr 1994
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 1994
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Move over, Miss Manners. Step aside, Emily Post. It’s time for a truly modern book (“How To Make Love to a Laptopper”) on proper behaviour at work (“Walk fast and carry a piece of paper”) and at play (“Riding a Bicicyle Without Being a Geek”). Forget excellence. This book will help you rise above it all and become, well, not too bad.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the author

Contributor Notes

A master of gentle, understated humour, Charles Gordon is the author of five books, including the classic At the Cottage. He works for The Ottawa Citizen and writes a regular column for Maclean’s magazine.

From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

“Charles Gordon gives us what we cannot get from Dave Barry and Jerry Seinfeld even on their best days…good, truly Canadian humour.”
Books in Canada

“…Better be alone in the room while reading this book: incessant chuckling can be so irritating to others.”
Alberta Report

From the Hardcover edition.

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