Behaving Badly (Paperback)

The New Morality in Politics, Sex, and Business

By Eden Collinsworth

Anchor Books, 9781101970812, 272pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2018

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To call these unsettling times is an understatement: our political leaders are less and less respectable; in business, cheating, lying, and stealing are hazily defined; and in daily life, technology permits us to act in ways inconceivable without it. Yet somehow, people still draw lines between what is acceptable and what is not. In Behaving Badly, Eden Collinsworth speaks with a wide range of figures--from experts to everyday people--to parse out the parameters of modern morality.

In her quest, she squares off with, among others, a neuroscientist who explains why we're not necessarily designed to be good; a CEO fired for blowing the whistle on his multinational corporation; and the cheerfully unrepen-tant founder of a website facilitating affairs for married people. Fearless, timely, and always thought-provoking, Behaving Badly takes us on an unforgettable journey through the treacherous territory of right and wrong.

About the Author

Eden Collinsworth is a former media executive and business consultant. She was president of Arbor House Publishing Co. and founder of the Los Angeles-based monthly lifestyle magazine Buzz, before becoming a vice president at Hearst Corporation. She served as the chief of staff at the EastWest Institute, a global think tank; in 2011--after writing a best-selling book in China for Chinese businesspeople on Western deportment--she launched Collinsworth & Associates, a Beijing-based consulting company, which specialized in intercultural communi-cation. The author of I Stand Corrected: How Teaching Western Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson, she currently lives in London.