Customs: How to Lose Friends By Really Trying

Winning friends is no problem. The man intent on social conquest knows by subliminal heart that he need generally do no more than brush between meals or settle down with a stronger soap. At most, he has only to step up his vocabulary; sometimes it is simply a matter of developing more prominent pectoral muscles. It is how to lose friends that has become the contemporary American dilemma, and a tactical art all its own.

Many Hangovers. Like any great human issue, it offers no easy answers. Factors beyond man's personal control (the population explosion,...

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