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Passive Aggressive Notes: Painfully Polite and Hilariously Hostile Writings
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Passive Aggressive Notes: Painfully Polite and Hilariously Hostile Writings

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by Kerry Miller
 

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Part voyeuristic entertainment, part group therapy, Passive Aggressive Notes offers a fascinating look at the all-too-familiar frustrations of embattled office drones, apartment dwellers, parents, and pet owners everywhere.

This curated collection combines dozens of outrageous, never-before-seen notes as well as favorites from Passiveaggressivenotes.coma

Overview

Part voyeuristic entertainment, part group therapy, Passive Aggressive Notes offers a fascinating look at the all-too-familiar frustrations of embattled office drones, apartment dwellers, parents, and pet owners everywhere.

This curated collection combines dozens of outrageous, never-before-seen notes as well as favorites from Passiveaggressivenotes.coma 2008 Webby Award Winner and the official "Best Blog" of the South by Southwest Interactive festival.

Editorial Reviews

Davy Rothbart
“Never before have the peculiarities of modern communication been laid so bare. Kerry Miller’s Passive Aggressive Notes is a deliriously funny collection.”
Eugene Mirman
“From what I’ve seen this book is very, very funy and very charming. But you never know?”
Redbook Magazine
“We dare you not to laugh out loud.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061630590
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/04/2008
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
473,094
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 5.48(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are Saying About This

Eugene Mirman
“From what I’ve seen this book is very, very funy and very charming. But you never know?”
Davy Rothbart
“Never before have the peculiarities of modern communication been laid so bare. Kerry Miller’s Passive Aggressive Notes is a deliriously funny collection.”

Meet the Author

Kerry Miller lives in Brooklyn, New York. with three roommates. She dreams of one day being able to afford an automatic dishwasher.

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Passive Aggressive Notes: Painfully Polite and Hilariously Hostile Writings 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Eden_Priairie_Dad More than 1 year ago
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).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't buy this as an ereader. Most of the pages contain photos of hand written notes that can not be enlarged.
badbob More than 1 year ago
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...
Shmeagan More than 1 year ago
I would recommend PostSecret over this book. The book is paperback and at times the print is so small it's hard to read.
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may someone please tell me how long this book is? is it worth the money?
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loriannhoffoberlin More than 1 year ago
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