The Jerk with the Cell Phone: A Survival Guide for the Rest of Us

The Jerk with the Cell Phone: A Survival Guide for the Rest of Us

by Barbara Pachter, Susan Magee
     
 

Who hasn't overheard a twit on a cell phone, talking loudly about one inanity or another? Or just missed getting sideswiped by someone gabbing on a phone while driving? Or found someone chatting away in the restroom at work? We've all complained enough about the jerks whose cell phones ring during a movie, at concerts, and even in church. Now it's time to take

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Who hasn't overheard a twit on a cell phone, talking loudly about one inanity or another? Or just missed getting sideswiped by someone gabbing on a phone while driving? Or found someone chatting away in the restroom at work? We've all complained enough about the jerks whose cell phones ring during a movie, at concerts, and even in church. Now it's time to take action—and communications and etiquette expert Barbara Pachter offers just what we all need: A Survival Guide for the Rest of Us. Pachter offers the smartest—and funniest—ways to deal with all the jerks out there without becoming one yourself. Included are the world's most unbelievable but true cell phone horror stories, hilarious revenge stories, ways to jerk-proof your own cell phone use, and cartoons highlighting just how brainless we've all become about the technology we love to hate. This very funny and very useful guide will help to channel the rage we all feel toward the jerk on the cell phone—and show the rest of us how to stop the madness and reclaim some peace and quiet.

Editorial Reviews

The jerk with the cell phone has become ubiquitous: There are more than 155 million cell phones in the U.S., and nearly a third of Americans polled admit that little communicators are the invention that they hate the most but can't live without. In the spirit of good fun and cathartic rage, communication experts Barbara Pachter and Susan Magee share outrageous but true cell phone horror stories, and "wish I had thought of that" revenge stories. The stories are memorable and often hilarious, but the author's precise advice about dealing with cell phone madness are priceless and sanity-saving.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569244043
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
10/10/2004
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.64(d)

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