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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,110 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lynne Truss Narrator: Lynne Truss Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 it 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 US 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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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sarah Jean | 2/18/2014

    " This is funny and perceptive, but relies more on rant/less on cleverness than "Eats, Shoots & Leaves". There are reassuring moments where you think "at least I'm not the only one that is driven mad by X" but there are a few more where you think "could that really irritate someone so much"? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Celeste Oehl | 2/13/2014

    " Funny and informative. Her British humor may confuse some people. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ashley | 2/10/2014

    " I thought this was going to be a book on modern manners. Turned out to be an older lady's rant about how we kids don't respect our elders/social betters anymore. Also, "eff off"? Really? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eric | 2/3/2014

    " A long, mildly amuzing and very British rant against bad manners. Reads more like a magazine essay, but is a quick and fun read if you like rants. "

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