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

Talk to the Hand The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door book set
  • Title: Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door
  • Author: Lynne Truss
  • ISBN: 9781592401710
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door
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    Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door By Lynne Truss,

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    About " Lynne Truss "

  • Lynne Truss

    Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist who started out as a literary editor with a blue pencil and then got sidetracked The author of three novels and numerous radio comedy dramas, she spent six years as the television critic of The Times of London, followed by four rather peculiar years as a sports columnist for the same newspaper She won Columnist of the Year for her work for Women s Journal Lynne Truss also hosted Cutting a Dash, a popular BBC Radio 4 series about punctuation She now reviews books for the Sunday Times of London and is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4 She lives in Brighton, England.

  • 336 Comments

  • Wow, I can t remember being this disappointed with a bookwell, I was going to say in a long time, but I might accurately say ever In terms of disparity between my expectations and the reality, this is the most disappointing book I ve ever read I give it one star, and a glance over my reviews will demonstrate that I almost never do that.I read, and loved, Truss s previous work, Eats, Shoots Leaves The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation It was funny, erudite, and most importantly, it was self [...]


  • I loved this book I ll write a proper review soon Fantastic read One of my favorite parts of this book is the authors list of reasons to show special politeness to other people that have nothing to do with class Here s the list 1 they are older2 they know than you do3 they know less than you do4 they got here first5 they have educational qualifications in the subject under consideration 6 you are in their house7 they once helped you financially8 they have been good to you all your life9 they ar [...]


  • I loved Truss s first book Her outrage at the misuse of apostrophes was appealing but also beguiling because it was so over the top with tongue placed firmly in cheek This book, however, was validating though not funny when it was right, but worrisome when it became too far sweeping and crotchety about social classes Everyone loves to feel justified in their outrage after feeling disrespected by strangers or the general public, but attacking entire classes of people the workers, the fans, those [...]


  • I blame myself Or as author Lynne Truss would have it, I blame my Effing self I should have been wise to the kind of book Talk to the Hand The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door would prove to be the lament of the ag d against the young But somehow I never even saw it coming.Talk to the Hand rapidly degenerates into a diatribe against Generations X, Y and the Millenials Point out bad manners to anyone younger than thirty five, and you ris [...]


  • You know, it s very easy to read Lynne Truss she writes smooth and amusing prose, and you re halfway through the book before you realize that it isn t going ANYWHERE.If this woman hadn t already written a bestseller that actually gives reasonable advice I don t really think any editor would have considered publishing this grouchy and extended rant about nothing Half of it doesn t even have to do with politeness her supposed topic , or lack thereof, but about the author s personal dislikes of the [...]


  • After witnessing a congressman shout out You lie to a sitting US president on the news, a rapper rudely interrupt another singer s acceptance award, various sports figures acting childishly, this book is a breath of fresh air It confirms that not all of us in today s society accept the common rudeness so commonly displayed in this day and age.This book is also a fun read, much like Ms Truss Eats, Shoots Leaves It s a fast read and not easily put down Though it s not a manners book, it does conta [...]


  • In essence, Truss rants about rudeness for the same reasons that she does about punctuation that the lack of good manners and the escalation of rude behavior both signals and contributes to the downfall of society She makes a good argument for just being nicer to each other, for pity s sake.Truss covers all varieties of rudeness, from drivers who cut you off on the highway and give you the finger, to loud cell phone conversations on the train, to the endless automated menus you get when you call [...]


  • From the author of Eats, Shoots Leaves The Zero Tolerance Approach to PunctuationThis was her follow up It was okay but there really wasn t enough material for a whole book Should ve just been a clever if occasionally whiny article So rather than a review, I m just going to share my own thoughts on rudeness, society, and other things.In my neighborhood, there is a small business whose name is based on that lovely saying, Talk to the hand Think a bakery called Talk to the Flan or a deli Talk to t [...]


  • I enjoyed this book quite a bit, but I don t think I d recommend it to anyone under the age of 30 In fact, I might not even recommend it to anyone under the age of 45, and even then, only if the person is slightly cranky and curmudgeonly Personally, I found the jokes hilarious in their overwrought ness and flair for the disgruntled dramatic Truss explores people today, our culture of rudeness, and how badly misbehaved we all are Except for me I m great It s everyone else who is the problem Talk [...]


  • Best buck I ever spent Literally, this book cost me a dollar at Family Dollar in Providence hurry and get a copy As I was flipping through it out of curiosity, a few things caught my eye so I figured that for a dollar I couldn t really go wrong This book has it all It is hilarious, laugh out loud funny mainly, I believe, because the author is British and Brits have such a way with words It s also insightful, revealing, and thought provoking I found myself at once relieved to hear from someone wh [...]


  • Author Truss brought us Eats, Shoots, and Leaves and now brings us Talk to the Hand Respect, courtesy, kindness, and consideration are discussed here Current society all over the world is generally rude, impatient, lax, condescending, and disrespectful I think we are all aware of this, but if we we are, then why is this problem still so prevalent My favorite lines include e individual personality wastes no time bolstering its defenses it s become fashionable never to look up to anyone, it has be [...]


  • This is a 200 page rant the author acknowledges this against the death of courtesy in our society And she s right She talks about such discourtesies as talking on cell phones in restaurants, movie theaters, etc She talks about having conversations interrupted when the other participant in the conversation takes a call on her cell She talks about the overall rude behavior of clerks, waiters, cashiers, etc Other subjects include the modern trend of companies to foist their work off onto the custom [...]


  • Lynne Truss s Talk to the Hand The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door is a thoughtful, and at times, sarcastic and caustic, look at the decline of good manners in western society As she states near the end of the book, Rudeness is bad Manners are good She argues, quite forcibly, that by showing good manners people are giving respect toward others Even some empathy factors in how we conduct ourselves in society There is a moral responsibil [...]


  • From a blog post I wrote in 2005 I adored Lynn Truss first book, Eat, Shoots Leaves It was a great rant against the deterioration of our grammar skills As someone who cringes every time she sees people use loose instead of lose , you re instead of your or irregardless in any fashion I found myself agreeing with every word of that text.Truss new book, Talk to the Hand The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door, is another rant The topic is how [...]


  • The Queen of Apostrophe turns into Ms Manners, even though she swears that this book is not a manners manual She also swears that she s not some grumpy old woman She just wants to rant about how eff ing rude everyone has become For a book that complains about rudeness, there s plenty of F word for you in this book.Turss attempts at some humor in this book, but to be fair to her, I don t think her main point was being funny A lot of people seem to be disappointed that this book is not as ha ha fu [...]


  • Punctuation maven Lynne Truss author of Eats, Shoots Leaves takes a stab at rudeness, ubiquitous in society today Her book is very funny in spots and deadly serious in others, becoming a bit of a diatribe at times, but Truss is dead on in targeting this pervasive problem If you mourn the disappearance of please, thank you, you re welcome, excuse me, and I m sorry,and often wonder why parents tolerate outrageous public behavior in their little darlings, this book is for you


  • The book was funny, and really made me think about how far common courteous has sunk It was good, with lots of food for thought.



  • I guess it was too much to ask that a book about the rise of cultural rudeness wouldn t get preachy here and there It takes a pretty thick skin to go forth into modern society these days as social observation, the book is pretty good, but as advice, some finger wagging is bound to be inevitable It might be literally impossible to write about etiquette without placing yourself higher on the social scale than those you want to inform.Outrage is addictive, as anyone who watches a family member fall [...]


  • Got this one in 2010 in Dundee, Scotland for 1.99 from a shop called The Works Why can t there be such massive book sales in Greece For all the uncouthness Talk to the Hand wants to subscribe them to, the Brits seem to know perfectly well the importance of a cheap book.The following two excerpts are two of the parts I thought were interesting in this otherwise unmemorable book anwhile the choice impulse is being exploited to the utmost degree More choice than ever before say the advertisers Clic [...]


  • This very easy to read, entertaining, seemingly desultory discourse has a very serious subject, which can be summed up as an appeal for the virtues of civility, living life socially with others in ways that indicate shared concern for each other Since making a direct appeal to others for better behavior is very un English they still haven t forgiven E M Forster for blurting out just connect Truss must illustrate just how easy it would be to either become a hermit or push a button that erases all [...]


  • I liked Truss first book about grammar Eats, Shoots and Leaves which was hilarious So when I saw this book at the bookstore selling for a discounted price, I snatched it up It s a plea to show some consideration to others, especially in certain areas 1 Was That So Hard to Say thank you 2 Why am I the One Doing This e.g punching doggedly through the automated switchboard 3 My Bubble, My Rules forcing others to listen to a private conversation on a mobile phone 4 The Universal Eff Off Reflex outra [...]


  • For hundreds of years, we have had books on manners The subject preoccupies us What is acceptable behaviour After how long should you write your thankyou note What sort of wedding gift is appropriate for the second marriage of a widowed ex hermit, twelfth in line to the throne, whose fianc e is set to inherit all of Wiltshire south of Devizes Talk to the Hand is not a book about manners or etiquette It is about the rudeness of the modern world, and the sense of outrage that infects us every day [...]


  • Talk to the Hand Lynne Truss 2005 Gotham Books 202 pages ISBN 1592401716.Talk to the Hand s subtitle is The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door Author Lynne Truss who wrote bestselling Eats, Shoots Leaves about grammar gripes presents a formal rant about rudeness in today s society.This book was given to me as a gift from a fellow bookcrosser after I was rudely bashed in a forum on a website I will not mention here Internet rudeness is nea [...]


  • Lynne Truss is fabulous This book, however, is not.Basically, it lacks direction A collection of essays on the six things society has embraced which will make you want to remain at home with the door barred, it takes its brief a little too intelligently, including quotes from anthropoligical texts such as Kate Fox s Watching the English The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour alongside Truss s trademark middle aged cat lady rants Coupled with the rather slight chapter headings it makes for an odd [...]


  • I really enjoyed Eats, Shoots Leaves The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, so when I saw that Lynne Truss had another book out about manners, I thought I d give it a try It s a short and interesting read that challenges the status quo in today s society and analyzes why we behave how we do I must admit that I wasn t nearly as engaged or entertained with this book as I was with her previous efforts, but it was worth a read interesting quote If we looked inside ourselves and remembered how i [...]


  • It was OK Nowhere near as good as Eats, Shoots Leaves , though In fact, in parts it came across as positively fuddy duddy, old fashioned and technophobic to boot The rants about the internet seemed a little ill conceived Personally, I ve never considered that the internet is there for my convenience or that it somehow owes it to me to be user friendly Nor do I have a problem with people using expressions such as No problem instead of You re welcome or There you go instead ofwhat exactly Here you [...]


  • I read this over the course of 2 weekends For some reason I did not read much, or any of it during the week So, I guess I was pretty good at reading this fairly quickly.It really takes an interesting view of what is going on with manners, particularly in the UK It s kind of hard to really understand if this is just further evolution of what we consider manners, or if this is degradation of what we consider manners A lot of what she talks about goes as far back as the 19th century maybe even furt [...]


  • Talk to the Hand 08 21 09Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss offers to do for manners what her book Eats Leaves and Shoots does for grammar and punctuation She has six topics basic manners, who should be doing it, personal space, rude words, respecting authority and personal responsibility.I really hoped to learn something about the history or cultural differences of her six topics but the book doesn t follow through Instead the book has six loosely themed rants about society today and the inconveni [...]


  • 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 even endearing to be a belligerent a hole as shown by some of the most popular reviews and the comments section of the online version of your local newspaper and you don t think that s a good thing, read this book and realize you aren t alone Meanness isn t cool or endearing, so let s bring back a lit [...]


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