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Passive Aggressive Notes: Painfully Polite and Hilariously Hostile Writings

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2008

    Funny Stuff, and Educational Too!

    This book collects examples of messages people leave when they are afraid or embarrassed to talk to someone about something that is bothering them. The results are often hilarious, at least from the perspective of a disinterested observer. The book is an excellent way to spend a plane or bus ride, though I caution against trying to read it in class, church, or anywhere else your laughter might prove disruptive. It should also serve as an educational reminder, if you are tempted to dash off an angry email message or leave an irritating post-it note on the desk of a colleague.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    If you need an easy laugh, this will do it

    I was looking for a joke book for my teenage son and came across Passive Aggressive Notes in the humor section of B&N. I started laughing right in the store. When my son opened it on Christmas morning, the whole the whole family laughed. Great book (especially if you have some friends or family that tend toward passive aggressive behavior).

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    Not my favorite.

    I would recommend PostSecret over this book. The book is paperback and at times the print is so small it's hard to read.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    Not for ebooks

    Don't buy this as an ereader. Most of the pages contain photos of hand written notes that can not be enlarged.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    If You Need A Good Laugh....

    and who doesn't these days! It's cheaper than therapy and most therapists won't tell you that laughter is more effective than therapy anyway...so treat yourself to some of the funniest passive-aggressive notes ever collected. Parts of it were absolutely side-splitting pee-your-pants funny. The book transported me back to my college roommate days and reminded me just why I have my own refrigerator in my office and avoid the department "kitchen" without a surgical mask. Equal opportunity is given to the inherent humor in many aspects of human (mis)behavior. Enjoy...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

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    may someone please tell me how long this book is? is it worth the money?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

    I promptly returned this book

    The title intrigued me but I found the writing and examples to be mere displays of anger -- venting does NOT equal passive-aggression. I spent much time and in-depth research writing OVERCOMING PASSIVE-AGGRESSION, the one consumer book unraveling this behavior and how to appropriately respond. Sheer rudeness is aggressive, childish at times in this book.

    What makes something p/a is being able to cloak it w/o having to take responsibility, having a "plausible" excuse whereby you're granted a free-pass for lobbing your anger onto others because you can't express it well or at all. Many notes here merely play right back into the behavior as the writers accepted the lobbed out anger and responded back angrily. P/A people act as they do to experience SOMEONE ELSE'S anger -- vicariously -- thus they don't have to take responsibility for it. They set up situations so that you DO react. A book of negative reactions that keeps an anger cycle brewing does not seem amusing to me. It seems sad. Passive-aggression = much more than "get back" comments. Maybe a different title could adequately reflect the content. Sorry.....I just did not find any value in this product. -- Loriann Oberlin, MS, LCPC -- author OVERCOMING PASSIVE-AGRESSION

    1 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 28, 2013

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