Author(s): Lynne Truss
<b>The utter bloody rudeness of everyday life (or six good reasons to stay home and bolt the door)</b><br><br><i>"Talk to the hand 'cause the face ain't listening,"</i> the saying goes. <br>When did the world become so rude? <br>It's a topic that has been simmering for years, and Lynne Truss says that it has now reached boiling point. Taking on the boorish behaviour that has become a point of pride for some, <i>Talk to the Hand</i> is a rallying cry for courtesy. <br>Like <i>Eats, Shoots & Leaves</i>, her three-million worldwide best-seller, it's a spirited conversation, not a stuffy guidebook. It's not about forks, for a start. What will it take to roll back a culture that applauds rudeness and finds it so amusing? For anyone who's fed up with the brutality of modern manners, <i>Talk to the Hand</i> is a colourful call to arms - from the wittiest defender of the civilised world. First published 2005.
"So lively, so witty, so exhilaratingly splenetic" Craig Brown, The Mail on Sunday "Highly perceptive, passionately argued and extremely funny...a brilliantly nailed truth about contemporary life" Sunday Telegraph "Trademark Truss...(very) readable, (very) funny, (very) engaging" Stephen Bayley, Observer"
Lynne Truss is one of Britain's top comic writers and is the author of the number one bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves. It has sold over three million copies worldwide and won the British Book of the Year award in 2004. She has also written four comic books, Going Loco, Making the Cat Laugh, Tennyson's Gift and With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed, all available from Profile Books. She is a regular presenter on Radio 4, a Times columnist and a guest presenter for many other programmes. She lives in Brighton.