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F You Very Much: Understanding the Culture of Rudeness--and What We Can Do About It

F You Very Much: Understanding the Culture of Rudeness--and What We Can Do About It

by Danny Wallace


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"Deliciously hilarious. If you care about people and enjoy a good laugh, I politely encourage you to read this book. Immediately."
Adam Grant, bestselling author of Originals

From the brilliant comedic mind behind the hit movie Yes Man, a hilarious and pitch-perfect look at the rudeness that's all around us — where it comes from, how it affects us, and what we can do about it

You're not just imagining it: People are getting more and more rude - from cutting in line, gabbing on their phones and clipping their nails on public transportation, to hurling epithets on Twitter and in real life (including a certain President who does both). And the worst part is that it's contagious, leading reasonably courteous people to stoop to new lows in order to respond to the ever-coarsening encounters we face every day.

In this engaging and illuminating new book, bestselling author and all-around curious guy Danny Wallace looks at the reasons behind the rudeness, and what we can do to stop it. His quest to stop the madness includes interviews with neuroscientists, psychologists, NASA scientists, politicians, and other experts. He joins a Radical Honesty group, talks to LA drivers about road rage, and confronts his own online troll in a pub—all to better understand the scourge that's turning normal people into bullies, tantruming toddlers, trolls, and other types of everyday monsters.

Want to be part of the solution? Let Danny Wallace be your smart and funny guide.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143132196
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 494,327
Product dimensions: 5.45(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Danny Wallace is an award-winning author, filmmaker, comedian, actor, and television and  radio host. His previous books include Yes Man (made into the Jim Carrey movie of the same name), Friends Like These, and Awkward Situations for Men.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Prologue-The Hotdog Incident 1

Chapter 1 The Rudeness Effect 11

Chapter 2 Going Viral 18

Chapter 3 Bad Manors 30

Chapter 4 Lip Service 51

Chapter 5 Rudeness and Power 63

Chapter 6 Rudeness and the Sexes 81

Chapter 7 Rudeness and Outrage 95

Chapter 8 Rude Health 103

Chapter 9 Rudeness and Revenge 117

Chapter 10 The Troll 140

Chapter 11 Rude Rage 156

Chapter 12 Lost in Translation 176

Chapter 13 Juvenile Behaviors 198

Chapter 14 Policing Rudeness 212

Chapter 15 Rude by Nature 229

Chapter 16 Sense and Incivility 240

Chapter 17 The Honesty Clause 254

Chapter 18 Rude to the End 271

Acknowledgments 287

The Wallace Report 289

Notes 295

About the Author 303

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