Where are Our Manners? American Advice and Social Etiquette from Ben Franklin to Dale Carnegie to Today, w/ Jessica Weisberg

Jessica Weisberg has traced Ben Franklin’s early advice-writing, read the “Lord Chesterfield” letters that early Americans read to learn how to act, attended Dale Carnegie workshops and spoke with Miss Manners all in a quest to track down why Americans are so obsessed with advice. We speak with Jessica about her book “Asking For a Friend” and discuss whether we’ve gotten far away from Dale Carnegie or Chesterfield, the selfless advice of our early American ancestors and gone into another mode. We also tell some stories.