3.30.2006

Review: Talk to the Hand



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

Truss, the author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves has a new rant - the lack of polite communication and action in our society today. In particular, she lambasts the lack of use of please, thank you and sorry, cell phone usage and customer service interactions.

This book is short and to the point, and vibrates with disgust and anger with the turn (for the worse) in today's polite interactions. I read this book in one go, and I probably would have laughed more or appreciated it more in shorter doses.

If you liked her first title, you may very well like this one.

1 comment:

Stephen Cochran said...

I liked this book very much too. I've always been a big fan of polite conversation.   One of my pet peeves is the disappearance of the phrase "you're welcome."

On newcasts, interviews, and even person-to-person conversations, every time someone says "thank you," the response now appears to be a slightly more emphatic "thank you, which I think is just lame, because of the potential of the conversation to degenerate into ever-more-emphatic "no, thank you!