Small Talk

Last fall I posted a piece about making small talk at cocktail parties, and specifically, how I hate the usual questions like “What do you do?”

I tend to hate talking about superficial things and really value Deep, Important Conversation, but let’s face it, you probably shouldn’t start expounding on your extreme political views while in line at the DMV.

That’s why I’m excited about this new book about making small talk:

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Here are the authors giving examples of what to talk about in different situations, like an elevator, cocktail party or on a plane.

My new favorite cocktail party question:

Would you rather give up caffeine or gluten for the rest of your life?

Want more? Here’s a great excerpt from the book. 

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