Out in the Open

Tips and tricks for when you inevitably have to deal with people over the holidays

Henry Alford gives us the gift of his seasonal socializing advice
Henry Alford is the a humorist, journalist and the author of 'Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That?' (New York Times)

Just how out in the open should you be at a holiday gathering?

"If there are cards you need to lay on the table, put 'em out there right up front."

Writer and man of impeccable manners, Henry Alford, offers Piya his best advice for avoiding holiday socializing strife. But will Piya comply, determined as she is to crack the veneer of perfect holiday cheer?

"Never give a full and accurate response to the question 'how are you'?"

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