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 puball 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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Table of Contents
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
The Wallace Report 289
About the Author 303