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Eden Collinsworth


Eden Collinsworth

Eden Collinsworth is a former media executive and business consultant. She was president of Arbor House Publishing Co. and founder of the Los Angeles-based monthly lifestyle magazine, BUZZ, before becoming a vice president at Hearst Corporation. She served as the chief operating officer and chief-of-staff at the EastWest Institute, a global think tank. After writing a bestselling book in China for Chinese businessmen on Western deportment, she launched Collinsworth & Associates, a Beijing-based consulting company, which specialized in intercultural communication. The author of a novel, IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN WHAT SHE SAID, and two works of nonfiction --- BEHAVING BADLY: The New Morality in Politics, Sex and Business, and I STAND CORRECTED: How Teaching Western Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson --- she currently lives in London.

Eden Collinsworth

Books by Eden Collinsworth

by Eden Collinsworth - Nonfiction, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Sciences

To call these unsettling times is an understatement. Our political leaders are less and less respectable; in business, cheating, lying and stealing are hazily defined; and in daily life, technology permits us to act in ways inconceivable without it. Yet somehow, people still draw lines between what is acceptable and what is not. In BEHAVING BADLY, Eden Collinsworth speaks with a wide range of figures --- from experts to everyday people --- to parse out the parameters of modern morality.

by Eden Collinsworth - Cultural Studies, Memoir, Nonfiction

In I STAND CORRECTED, Eden Collinsworth tells the entertaining and insightful story of the year she spent living among the Chinese while writing a book featuring advice on such topics as the non-negotiable issue of personal hygiene, the rules of the handshake, and making sense of foreigners. Scrutinizing the kind of etiquette that has guided her own business career, Collinsworth creates a counterpart that explains Chinese practices and reveals much about our own Western culture.