Books by Henry Alford
NPR stories about Henry Alford
What's wrong with saying "No problem" instead of "You're welcome"? Is it acceptable to answer a phone call with an email? In Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That?, Henry Alford goes on a quest for modern manners; he says most bad behavior is based in ignorance.
In the pompously titled but not at all pompous How To Live, humorist Henry Alford gleans wisdom from the senior set. Droll and boundlessly curious, Alford comes closer than you might expect to fulfilling his title's promise.
Writer Henry Alford talks about searching for wisdom by criss-crossing the country to interview people over the age of 70. His findings make up a new book entitled How to Live: A Search for Wisdom From Old People.