Friday, March 17, 2006

TALK TO THE HAND by Lynn Truss

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.

Do you think everyone has grown incredibly rude lately? Do you wonder why "'attitude' is the new behavioral default mode"? Brit Lynn Truss, author of the best-seller EATS, SHOOTS AND LEAVES, examines the current state of bad manners in Europe and the U.S. She's cranky but not whiney. And she's very funny.

Pamela McFarland, Raleigh Library

Hi Pamela,

Thanks for the recommendation. My first reaction to your post is that many people use "attitude" as a defense mechanism--which reminds me of a book many people were talking about some years ago Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance by James Scott. I never read Scott's book, but now I want to read Scott and Truss
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