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

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Penguin, Nov 8, 2005 - Humor - 288 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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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  - Sara - Goodreads

This was exactly what I was expecting... an entertaining rant about the perceived increased rudeness of our modern society. It was the perfect book to wallow in through the holidays. If you're expecting something overly homorous, insightful, or educational.. this isn't it! Read full review

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Never have I read someone so bitter and cynical 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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LYNNE TRUSS is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller" Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door," and "The Lynne Truss Treasury: Columns and Three Comic Novels," "Eats, Shoots & Leaves," for which she won Britainas Book of the Year Award, has sold over three million copies worldwide. Truss is a regular host on BBC Radio 4, a "Times" (London) columnist, and the author of numerous radio comedy dramas.

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