Synopses & Reviews
Taking on the boorish behavior that for some has become a point of pride, this is a rallying cry for courtesy and a colorful call to arms. When did society become so thoughtless? It's a topic that has been simmering for years, and the author says it's now reached th...This isn't a book about good manners, per se. Instead, the british author of "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" sets out "to mourn... the apparent collapse of civility in all areas of our dealing with strangers: then to locate a tiny flame of hope in the rubble."
About the Author
Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist who started out as a literary editor with a blue pencil and then got sidetracked. The author of three novels and numerous radio comedy dramas, she spent six years as the television critic of The Times of London, followed by four (rather peculiar) years as a sports columnist for the same newspaper. She won Columnist of the Year for her work for Women’s Journal. Lynne Truss also hosted Cutting a Dash, a popular BBC Radio 4 series about punctuation. She now reviews books for the Sunday Times of London and is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4. She lives in Brighton, England.