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.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.