“Talk to the hand, ’cause the face ain’t listening,” the saying goes.
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.
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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