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Overview

Have you noticed that things aren't as civil as they once were? Or that rudeness is no longer an exception but a lifestyle? Sure you have. All you need to do is set foot outside your door to see that bad manners are taking over everywhere. People are yakking on cell phones in restaurants, even at church. Folks in carpools wear enough cologne to make our eyes bleed. Complete strangers think it's OK to rub a pregnant lady's belly. Passengers abuse flight attendants, family outings to the ball park are ruined by rowdy drunks . . . a congressman heckled the President of the United States.

Well, Whoopi Goldberg has noticed all this and more and asked herself, "Is it just me?" Unleashing her trademark irreverence and humor, her new book of observations takes a funny and excruciatingly honest look at how a loss of civility is messing with the quality of life for all of us.

So if your pet peeve is folks who talk in movie theaters like it was their living room, or if you get bugged by people clipping their nails and performing other personal hygiene next to you on the bus, or if you cringe when "please" and "thank you" get replaced by "gimme" and "huh" . . . you have found a kindred spirit. Because Whoopi has witnessed the growing disrespect and rudeness in our lives and realized she is not alone. And, as you'll discover in these pages, neither are you.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781401323844
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg is the author of the Sugar Plum Ballerinas books, as well as Whoopi's Big Book of Manners, illustrated by Olo. She has won a Tony, an Emmy, an Oscar, and a Grammy, as well as two Golden Globes. In 2001 she was awarded the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Whoopi Goldberg has appeared in scores of films and is a host of ABC's The View. Whoopi Goldberg lives in New York and Vermont.

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  • Posted November 4, 2010

    Enjoyed It!!

    I just finished reading this book & I wish I had numerous copies so I could hand one out to people I see everyday who exhibit the behavior she speaks about. I'm far from perfect, but I do attempt to use the manners I was taught, stay sane and respect myself as well as others. This book had to be written because common sense and common courtesy are just two of the things that are disappearing from our society, and at times it seems, no one cares a fig. Hopefully, you gave people something to think about. I found myself smiling, sometimes laughing out loud, at the observations. I also agreed with her on many points. Thank you Ms. Goldberg.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    I love Whoopi!

    I can't wait to read this book, I love her on the View. I love her movies and I love her stand up specials. 'd also like to suggest "When God Stopped Keeping Score," an intimate look at the power of forgiveness and yet, it's about so much more. I loved every minute of it. Given the chance, it could change your life.

    9 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2010

    Interesting

    I was reading reviews on Whoopi's new book only to find that half the reviews were by readers who hadn't even read the book yet. Might we also consider this to be one of the oddities of our society today (writing a review for a book that isn't a review)? Granted, I'm doing the same thing here, but I'm trying to draw attention to this trend so that those of us out there who read reviews hoping to gain some insight about a book we may want to purchase can actually have a review by someone who has actually read the book!

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2010

    EVERYBODY SHOULD READ THIS BOOK!!!!

    I THOUGHT THAT IT WAS ONLY ME AND MY FRIENDS WHO THOUGHT THE WORLD HAD GONE CRAZY, BUT WHOOPI SEE'S IT TOO. I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK THEN MAYBE PEOPLE WOULD LOOK AT THEMSELVES AND HOPEFULLY GET SOME MANNERS AND CLASS BACK! SADLY EVERYTHING WHOOPI COMMENTS ABOUT IS TRUE AND IN WHOOPI STYLE ADDS A FUNNY TWIST TO IT. I REALLY LIKED THIS BOOK. WHOOPI HAS CLASS!!!! IT'S REFRESHING TO SEE IT!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2010

    Just a note

    The premise of this book has been my main topic of discourse over the last two decades. It is also especially noticeable in my profession but another thought does occur. When being put off by others rudeness and childishness (for this is what behavior like this really is !), do you return the favor of rudeness in your complaint? I've also noticed this in display when becoming so incensed and/or overly concerned that we forget ourselves and commit the same offenses!
    Ignore what you can and move on. The law of reciprocity is always in effect.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2010

    O.K. Book

    This was an O.K. book. I enjoyed reading it, but probably wouldn't necessarily recommend it to anyone.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2010

    Here's Another Reason To Love Whoopi!

    As a fan of the actress Whoopi, the comedian Whoopi and the talk show host Whoopi, this book offer up another side of the Whoopi that we only think we know--the author. This book is funny as it is insightful. If you are a true fan of Whoopi, you will love this book. I'd also recommend that you buy "When God Stopped Keeping Score," which is an intimate look at the power of God and forgiveness. You will be glad that you did.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 13, 2010

    Whoopi is best at comedy

    This book of all the books i read amazes me that a published would publish, probably just because of the well known name they thought people would think it might be a good book about Whoopi, instead it is in the form of somthing that would be good for a grade school reading. This in my opinion was a waste of my time and money - Whoopi i love your comedic work and as the host on the View, but a book like this is below a person of your known statue!!

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2010

    Like her acting, not her writing.

    Ms. Goldberg as an actress is fun to watch. However, reading this book is a little like listening to her screech her political opinions on "The View" and frankly it's just to much to absorb and becomes tiresome. I may share many of her views but her delivery leaves a lot to be desired. Yes...it's just you, and as always everything is about you.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2010

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    Who Knew?

    Who knew Whoopi would be this insightful? I love her on the View and her stand up is great, but this book is really good. I also like to thank the person who recommended the book "When God Stopped Keeping Score." Now that book took a lot out of me because it made me face a lot of my demons. Then, there are the stories that actually brought me to tears. Oh, my God. I just love it. Check it out for yourself.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2010

    "highly recommended...you must check it out!!!"

    I have not read this yet but for sure will be saving my gambling money for this.....whoopi is an icon and a force to be reckoned with...and I can not wait to buy this.....I realize not everybody can be a fan but if I could get a signed copy this is one thing I would definitely go for....I have not figured out how to do the stars but without a doubt would give this five stars....

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    AMAZING!!!

    Whoopi SHINES!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Kind of predictable.

    Kind of predictable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Sariah

    Hellooooozzzzz!! *Tackles with a hug*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Max

    Sh laugh in suprise an kissed her

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Love it

    I have read this book twice. It is an easy read and the points Whoopi makes are hilarious (probably because its true). I recommend everyone read this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    I think this book was great!!!! Long overdue. I was on a cruis

    I think this book was great!!!! Long overdue. I was on a cruise and had a day out to sea. Went to the ship's library and found this book.
    I couldn't put it down. Whoopi tells it like it is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    BOOK CRITIC ( please read)

    This book shows you the truth of what this world is like and wether you like it or not its the truth.Something I believe wrong with this book is the drag.Meaning it dosnt pull you in but some people might think it does. If you dont agree with this book youre just not accepting the fact that this is the REAL world. Please open your eyes and see the truth of the world right now. This isnt the best book but it isnt the worst either. Its worth buying if your not scared to know the truth and if you are then stop for a second look out your window and see whats going on. Trust me the BOOK CRITIC! Any book you have doubts about this is the review to look at.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    I know

    I so agree with her i mean like this world gone mad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    entertaining

    Whoopi keeps to her comedic self in this book. Even though it's all written word, it's like having a conversation with her right there in your living room!

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