Behaving Badly: The New Morality in Politics, Sex, and Business

Nan A. Talese: Doubleday. Apr. 2017. 272p. notes. ISBN 9780385540933. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385540940. PHIL
This book by former media executive and business consultant Collinsworth (I Stand Corrected) is surprisingly entertaining in spite of the inherent weight of its subject matter. Discussions on integrity, behavior, and even murder are brought forth with whimsy and often humor, which makes the work much more palatable than those written for a scholarly audience. While more approachable than many other works discussing modern morality, this offering is no less impactful. The discussion on murder, highlighted with a recounted interview with a convicted killer, is especially insightful and contemplative. Along with many other chapters, this prompts self-reflection without aspiring to a specific moralistic framework.
VERDICT A compelling read for a wide audience.
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