Jeanne Martinet teaches you how to survive a party where you don’t know anybody


It's the time of year where you may find yourself attending a party where you know hardly anyone. Jeanne Martinet, author of The Art of Mingling, walks Steve Inskeep through a mock-party with tips on how to join a conversation, and (perhaps more importantly) exit one. Don't just read the article; you need to listen to the story. The mock-party is a hoot! When Susan Stamberg starts going on and on about that cranberry relish recipe...

Comments (10)
  1. Tom says:

    I heard that one on NPR last week.  I guess it takes a while for NPR programming to migrate to the West Coast. :)  

    Jeanne has some good ideas in that piece.  Being of the socially awkward geek that I am, the segment almost made me want to buy the book.  

    And you’re right about the cranberry relish recipie.  Good times….

  2. SentientAI says:

    Probably a lot better than having to rely on "You’re Pam’s friend!"  :)

  3. Tom says:

    Do my eyes deceive me?  Raymond’s got blog spam!

    [Blog spam is a regular feature, it’s just usually in places you don’t pay attention to. -Raymond]
  4. Cooney says:

    […]

    > Die Hard,The Internet Movie Database offers credits plot outline user comments and links

    […]

    um, what exactly is the point of all that? There are no links, no context, and no way to profit off of it. It’s just a crapflood.

    /checks calendar

    //school must be out for the winter somewhere

    [It’s called blog comment spam. They tried to create links back to their spam site but it didn’t work. -Raymond]
  5. V says:

    As a guide this is terrible…but it’s fun to point at and chuckle.

  6. Tom says:

    [It’s called blog comment spam. They tried to create links back to their spam site but it didn’t work. -Raymond]

    Well, I guess you could classify all of the VI versus EMACS and LINUX versus WINDOWS posts as blog spam, but this is the first time I’ve seen the regular kind. :)

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