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I See Rude People: One Woman’s Battle to Beat Some Manners into Impolite Society

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Publisher Comments:

"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." — Paleopsychologist Howard Bloom, author of The Lucifer Principle

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:

-Lax parents

-Internet bullies

-Rude drivers

-Negligent businesses

-Telemarketing executives

-Car thieves

-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.

Synopsis:

“The Advice Goddess,” a popular blogger and columnist, chronicles her experiences in trying to force rude and ill-behaved people to improve their manners, and tries to inspire her readers to do the same.

Synopsis:

"This crazy redhead is on to something. Her pink Rambler story alone is worth the

About the Author

Amy Alkon writes the nationally syndicated.advice column, The Advice Goddess which appears in.papers across the U.S. and Canada. Amy also appears frequently.on radio and television and has been featured in.Glamour and In Touch, Wall Street Journal and The New York.Times. She is the co-author of Free Advice.

Table of Contents

A rude awakening — Let the sun shine in — It all started when Fred Lopez stole my pink car — The mobile savage — The business of being rude, part 1 — The business of being rude, part 2 — The under-parented child — Your time is their money — Modems without manners — It's nice to be nice.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071600224
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill
Subject:
Self-Help : Stress Management
Author:
Alkon, Amy
Author:
Alkon Amy
Subject:
Stress Management
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
Courtesy
Subject:
REFERENCE / Etiquette
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Subject:
Sociology-American Studies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
November 2009
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Anecdotes
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Stress
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Anger Management
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Relationships
Reference » Etiquette

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