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by Margaret Visser

Author: Margaret Visser
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (September 1, 2009)
Pages: 560 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.7
Other formats: lrf azw lrf lit

MARGARET VISSER is an award-winning author and essayist. Her previous five books, all bestsellers, have met with international acclaim.

MARGARET VISSER is an award-winning author and essayist. Much Depends on Dinner won the Glenfiddich Prize for Food Book of the Year and was named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and The New York Times. The Rituals of Dinner won the IACP Literary Food Writing Award and the Jane Grigson Award, and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her most recent book, The Geometry of Love, also the subject of a prize-winning documentary film, was a finalist for the Charles Taylor Prize.

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MARGARET VISSER is an award-winning author and essayist The Geometry of Love was a finalist for the Charles Taylor Prize. Much Depends on Dinner was named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times. The Geometry of Love was a finalist for the Charles Taylor Prize.

Visser elucidates the fundamental opposition in our own culture between gift-giving and . A book to be thankful for-sympathetic to human foible.

Visser elucidates the fundamental opposition in our own culture between gift-giving and commodity exchange, as well as the similarities between gratitude and its opposite, vengefulness. With characteristic wit and erudition, Visser once again reveals the extraordinary in the everyday. A book to be thankful for-sympathetic to human foible, deeply learned and a pleasure to read.

Margaret Visser is an original, one of the first writers to establish the art of narrative non-fiction in Canada

Margaret Visser is an original, one of the first writers to establish the art of narrative non-fiction in Canada. Her bestselling books, including The Rituals of Dinner and The Geometry of Love, masterfully explore the anthropology of everyday life, opening up the interconnected world that we otherwise might not see. In The Gift of Thanks, Visser turns her keen eye and far-ranging scholarship to the act of gratitude, embodied in the deceptively simple phrase thank you. Those two words become a springboard for a fascinating inquiry into all aspects of gratitude, from how and why children are.

Her most recent book is The Gift o. .Anthropology & Customs Visser, Margaret. The Gift of Thanks: The Roots and Rituals of Gratitude.

In The Gift of Thanks, Visser turns her keen eye and far-ranging scholarship to the act of gratitude, embodied . MARGARET VISSER is an award-winning author and essayist. Her previous five books, all bestsellers, have met with international acclaim

In The Gift of Thanks, Visser turns her keen eye and far-ranging scholarship to the act of gratitude, embodied in the deceptively simple phrase thank you. Those two words become a springboard for a fascinating inquiry into all aspects of gratitude, from how and why children are taught to give thanks, to the difference between speaking the words and feeling them.

The Gift of Thanks book. Known as an ‘anthropologist of everyday life,’ Margaret Visser has, in five award-winning books, uncovered and illuminated the intriguing and unexpected meanings of everyday objects and habits. Now she turns her keen eye to another custom so frequently encountered that it often escapes notice: saying ‘Thank yo. What do we really mean by these two simple words?

Margaret Visser being Margaret Visser, she does swing back around, in The Gift of Thanks, to food. I’m not sorry to have spent a few hours with Ms. Visser’s new book. But will I wrap up copies for friends, or want to read it again? To that, at least - thanks, but no thanks.

Margaret Visser being Margaret Visser, she does swing back around, in The Gift of Thanks, to food. Children in our culture learn manners at the dining table, and not manners only, she writes. Our ability to feel and express gratitude gets its start there. The Roots and Rituals of Gratitude. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

All delivered in elegant, clear prose. A delightful and graceful gift of a book, for which any fortunate recipient will be thankful.

In The Gift of Thanks, Margaret visser continues her exploration of the cultural implications of common objects and ordinary behaviour. The simple habit of saying “thank you,” and indeed the entire notion of gratitude itself, becomes a key to understanding many of the basic assumptions, preferences and needs underlying Western culture. Taking into consideration cultural history; questions of politics and rights; questions of ideas of freedom and equality; and questions of the newly awakened scientific interest in the emotions, visser specifically addresses the questions: What does “gratitude” actually mean? Where did the notion come from (many languages have no specific word for it)? What is its history? And why is our society so invested in its operations?

Like all of Visser’s celebrated work, The Gift of Thanks is a fascinating look at our everyday behaviour—from to tipping a waiter after a meal to wrapping a present for a friend.