Is It Just Me?: Or is it Nuts Out There?

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Hyperion, Oct 5, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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Have you noticed that things aren’t as civil as they once were Or that rudeness is no longer an exception but a lifestyle Sure you have. All you need to do is set foot outside your door to see that bad manners are taking over everywhere. People are yakking on cell phones in restaurants, even at church. Folks in carpools wear enough cologne to make our eyes bleed. Complete strangers think it’s OK to rub a pregnant lady’s belly. Passengers abuse flight attendants, family outings to the ball park are ruined by rowdy drunks . . . a congressman heckled the President of the United States.

Well, Whoopi Goldberg has noticed all this and more and asked herself, “Is it just me” Unleashing her trademark irreverence and humor, her new book of observations takes a funny and excruciatingly honest look at how a loss of civility is messing with the quality of life for all of us.

So if your pet peeve is folks who talk in movie theaters like it was their living room, or if you get bugged by people clipping their nails and performing other personal hygiene next to you on the bus, or if you cringe when “please” and “thank you” get replaced by “gimme” and “huh” . . . you have found a kindred spirit. Because Whoopi has witnessed the growing disrespect and rudeness in our lives and realized she is not alone. And, as you’ll discover in these pages, neither are you.

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Although Whoopi made some good points in this book, I found I had to make myself read it because it was kind of boring. I did finish it though. Read full review

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User Review  - Kiera - Goodreads

I enjoyed the book, because I could definitely relate to it; many of the "pet peeves" that she listed, were actually pet peeves of mine too. I'm sure we all would find something in there that makes ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Whoopi Goldberg is the author of the Sugar Plum Ballerinas books, as well as Whoopi's Big Book of Manners, illustrated by Olo. She has won a Tony, an Emmy, an Oscar, and a Grammy, as well as two Golden Globes. In 2001 she was awarded the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Whoopi Goldberg has appeared in scores of films and is a host of ABC's The View. Whoopi Goldberg lives in New York and Vermont.