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The art of grace : on moving well through life

Author: Sarah L Kaufman
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2016, cop. 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning dance critic teaches us to appreciate-and enact-grace in every dimension, from the physical to the emotional.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah L Kaufman
ISBN: 9780393243956 0393243958 9780393353181 0393353184
OCLC Number: 969410954
Description: 1 vol. (XXV-310 p.) : ill. ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: The body electric --
Part one. A panoramic view of grace --
Flair to remember : why Cary Grant epitomizes grace --
Grace among others: Jay Gatsby, Eleanor Roosevelt, and other good hosts --
Grace and humor: Maggie Thatcher, Johnny Carson, and my 105-year-old highball-sipping great-grandmother --
Grace and the art of getting along: how the baby boomers derailed centuries of manners instruction --
Part two. Looking at grace --
Superstar grace: lessons from Motown --
Everyday grace: cooks, waiters, and roadies --
Grace in art: the sculptor who set the body free --
Part three. Grace in action --
Athletes: Roger Federer, Olga Korbut, and others who play with ease --
Dancers: the grace of transcendence --
Walking with grace: catwalks, crosswalks, and presidential bearing --
Part four. Grace under pressure --
The pratfall effect: stumbling into grace --
Working at grace: lessons from Vaudeville --
"To become unstuck": finding grace despite physical difficulties --
Part five. Understanding grace: theories and practice --
The science of grace: survival of the graceful --
Amazing grace: religion without judgment --
Leap into grace: techniques for graceful living --
Conclusion --
Tips for moving well through life.
Responsibility: Sarah L. Kaufman.
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"[A] delightful...elegant book, which is part reflection, part instruction manual... Kaufman, always with a light touch, covers the physical, spiritual and of course the sartorial elements of grace." Read more...

 
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