Talk to the Hand - The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home-logo

Talk to the Hand - The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home

Lynne Truss

"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.

"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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"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.

Language:

English

Length:

1h 57m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:11