ATG Book of the Week of August 8, 2011
Lip Service: Smiles in Life, Death, Trust, Lies, Work, Memory, Sex, and Politics by Marianne LaFrance. New York: W.W. Norton, 2011. 9780393060041, 336 pages.
Librarians know all about them. Smiles have an effect on those who do the smiling as well as on those who receive the smile. In fact a recent study showed that if you are generally predisposed to smile, you may live longer! LaFrance, a professor at Yale University, and an expert in nonverbal communication, shows how important smiles are to all of us.