Synopses & Reviews
Are you uncomfortable engaging in conversation? Do you have trouble making friends? Have you longed to have your deeply rooted social anxiety eliminated by a slender paperback you can read cover-to-cover over several lunch breaks? If your answer is yes - or if you're looking for the perfect birthday gift for that special nervous someone - the book you've been waiting for has arrived.
Oh, the Humanity will see you through all your interpersonal struggles: How can I boost my self-confidence? I've already tried crying all day and avoiding my horrible reflection in the mirror. Is there something else that might work?I'm not very good at small talk. How can I get the least out of every word I use?What exactly is 'body language'? My arrest record suggests I need some clarification.My hobbies include scrapbooking, swimming with dolphins, and taking chain letters seriously. How can I find people with similar interests?I recently decided to become a hipster schmuck. How can I rid myself of current friends incompatible with my new, ill-advised persona?Plus, somewhat more Life is a precious gift that could be hit by a bus tomorrow. Isn't it time you lived it the way some total stranger who wrote a book thinks you should? Oh, the Humanity is all you'll ever need to jump-start your social skills
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Oh, the Humanity! A Gentle Guide to Social Interaction for the Feeble Young Introvert satirizes not only patronizing manuals on interpersonal skills, but also the inhibitions and hang-ups those books attempt to address in the first place. Its The Daily Show meets How to Win Friends and Influence People. While many humor books focus on dating, sex, or marriage, Oh, the Humanity! takes a broader swipe at socializing and breaks down the dynamics of interaction.