A few well-chosen words can elicit smiles, inspire happiness, transform moods, and turn a bad day into a good one. Philosopher William James once said, The deepest principle in human nature is the desire to be appreciated . This is a fun, fabulous, reader-friendly book all about compliments - the history of compliments, how to use them, best-loved compliments, and how to take them. Along with numerous quotes and words of wisdom, Simply Charming covers what to say and how to say it in a wide variety of situations, from meeting your in-laws to interviewing for a new job. There is also a detailed section on the importance of compliments in a relationship, for both men and women.
Christie Matheson is a writer whose work has appeared in Martha Stewart's Body + Soul, Glamour, Shape, Boston magazine, San Francisco magazine, Yoga Journal, and the Boston Globe Magazine. She is the author of Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style and Salty Sweets: Delectable Desserts and Tempting Treats With a Sublime Kiss of Salt, as well as coauthor of Wine Mondays: Simple Wine Pairings with Seasonal Menus, The Confetti Cakes Cookbook, Confetti Cakes for Kids, and Tea Party. She lives in San Francisco, California, and Boston, Massachusetts.