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I See Rude People: One Woman's Battle to Beat Some Manners into Impolite Societyby Amy Alkon
Synopses & Reviews
We all just suck it up every day. You leave the house for a latte and somebody'll flip you the bird on your way and force their loud cellphone conversation on you once you're there.
It doesn't have to be that way, says award-winning syndicated columnist Amy Alkon. Her hilarious stories of her in-your-face encounters with rude people and businesses will inspire you to stand up to the boors in your own world.
Alkon not only gives the offenders a taste of their own medicine, she delves into anthropology, psychology, and behavioral science to figure out why we're rude and how we can stop all the intruding, shoving, and shouting. She ensures that all these rude people get their comeuppance:
-Parking space hogs
-That loud jerk in the drugstore line
In this funny, ferocious and freewheeling expose, Alkon gives you the tools you need to confront these abusers and restore common courtesy, respect and good manners to society...one chastened cellphone shouter at a time.
"This crazy redhead is on to something. Her pink Rambler story alone is worth the price of the book." Elmore Leonard
"Amy Alkon is intellectually promiscuous — and funny as hell." Howard Bloom, author of The Lucifer Principle
Rude people beware! The Advice Goddess is taking manners into her own hands.
Had it with inconsiderate cell-phone users on the elevator? Hate those intrusive tele-marketers? So does Amy Alkon, a popular blogger whose syndicated column appears in more than 100 papers around the country. In I See Rude People, she goes to extreme lengths to force ill-behaved people to improve their manners, and inspires you to do the same.
Instead of stewing in anger, Amy shows you by example, how to confront rude people head-on by calling them out on their impolite ways. With play-by-play accounts of her inspiring and humorous confrontations, Amy outlines the reasons for this misbehavior, provides solid arguments for convincing abusers to change their ways, and exhorts all of us to become better members of society.
A nationally syndicated columnist goes to (often hilarious) extremes to demonstrate what the deterioration of manners, common courtesy, and respect for others is doing to the world, and arms readers with the tools they need to bring civility back to modern life.
Has the land of the free now become the land of the free to be rude?
The guy next to you is blasting his music so loudly through his headset, you can hear too. You've just encountered a rude person, oblivious to the world around him. Wish you could do something about it? You can, says award-winning syndicated columnist Amy Alkon, whose hilarious stories of her in-your-face encounters with rude people and businesses will inspire you to stand up to the ones in your own world.
About the Author
Amy Alkon writes the advice column The Advice Goddess. She has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, Glamour, and Psychology Today and has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, NPR, CNN, MTV, Politically Incorrect, and Nightline. She blogs daily at advicegoddess.com, can be found on Twitter at amyalkon, and lives in California.
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