Jafar's Reviews > Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door

Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss
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Jun 01, 2007

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The Queen of Apostrophe turns into Ms. Manners, even though she swears that this book is not a manners manual. She also swears that she’s not some grumpy old woman. She just wants to rant about how eff-ing rude everyone has become. For a book that complains about rudeness, there’s plenty of F-word for you in this book.

Turss attempts at some humor in this book, but to be fair to her, I don’t think her main point was being funny. A lot of people seem to be disappointed that this book is not as ha ha funny as Eats, Shoots & Leaves. This is a serious book about a serious subject. I think Truss has a good point that politeness is not just some useless code of conduct, but it actually serves a useful and necessary social purpose.
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