Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt The Door (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Nov 8, 2005 - Humor - 216 pages
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"Talk to the hand, ícause the face ainít listening," the saying goes.

When did the world stop wanting to hear? When did society become so thoughtless? Itís a topic that has been simmering for years, and Lynne Truss says itís now reached the boiling point. Taking on the boorish behavior that for some has become a point of pride, Talk to the Hand is a rallying cry for courtesy. Like Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Talk to the Hand is not a stuffy guidebook, and is sure to inspire spirited conversation.

Why hasnít your nephew ever thanked you for your carefully selected gift? What makes your contractor think itís fine to snub you in the midst of a major renovation? Why do crowds spawn selfishness? What accounts for the appalling treatment you receive in stores (if youíre lucky enough to get a clerkís attention at all)? Most important, what will it take to roll back a culture that applauds those who are disrespectful? In a recent U.S. survey, 79 percent of adults said that lack of courtesy was a serious problem. For anyone whoís fed up with the brutality inflicted by modern manners (or lack thereof), Talk to the Hand is a colorful call to armsófrom the wittiest defender of the civilized world.
  

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Lynn Truss has a writing style that I enjoy. - Goodreads
Lynne Truss is a good writer and a woman full of wit. - Goodreads
... funny writing style. - Goodreads
Truss is remarkably funny and sharp in her writing. - Goodreads
Either the prologue/introduction or the first chapter. - Goodreads
A lot of her insights are spot on. - Goodreads

Review: Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door

User Review  - Salma - Goodreads

Awesome- very funny and creatively written, down to the readers' level and interest. To me it was like I found someone supporting the appalling consequences technology has brought about. It's true how much humans have changed. I personally couldnt stop laughing. Read full review

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User Review  - Julie Sondra Decker - Goodreads

I had a great time reading this hilarious book wherein Lynne Truss rants about everything that irritates her about society's terrible behavior. She doesn't have a single target; just every little ... Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgements
When Push Comes to Shove
THE FIRST GOOD REASON
THE FIRST GOOD REASON Was That So Hard to Say?
THE SECOND GOOD REASON
THE SECOND GOOD REASON Why am I the One Doing This?
THE THIRD GOOD REASON
THE THIRD GOOD REASON My Bubble My Rules
THE FOURTH GOOD REASON
THE FOURTH GOOD REASON The Universal EffOff Reflex
THE FIFTH GOOD REASON
THE FIFTH GOOD REASON Booing the Judges
THE SIXTH GOOD REASON
THE SIXTH GOOD REASON Someone Else Will Clean It Up
Bibliography
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist who started out as a literary editor with a blue pencil and then got sidetracked. The author of three novels and numerous radio comedy dramas, she spent six years as the television critic of The Times of London, followed by four (rather peculiar) years as a sports columnist for the same newspaper. She won Columnist of the Year for her work for Women's Journal. Lynne Truss also hosted Cutting a Dash, a popular BBC Radio 4 series about punctuation. She now reviews books for the Sunday Times of London and is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4. She lives in Brighton, England.

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