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

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Title: Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Homean D Bolt the Door
Author: Truss, Lynne
ISBN: 9781592401710
Publisher: Gotham Books
Published: 2005
Binding: Regular Hardback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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Publisher Description:
"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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