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

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Penguin, Nov 8, 2005 - Humor - 216 pages
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"Talk to the hand, ’cause the face ain’t listening," the saying goes.

When did the world stop wanting to hear? When did society become so thoughtless? It’s a topic that has been simmering for years, and Lynne Truss says it’s 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 hasn’t your nephew ever thanked you for your carefully selected gift? What makes your contractor think it’s 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 you’re lucky enough to get a clerk’s 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 who’s fed up with the brutality inflicted by modern manners (or lack thereof), Talk to the Hand is a colorful call to arms—from 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
Either the prologue/introduction or the first chapter. - Goodreads

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Another effing good book from Lynne Truss Read full review

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I have written the review for this book about 100 times in my head, where I documented all sorts of rudeness and such, but it comes down to this - if you, as I, feel like somehow it has become ok and ... 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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