I Can't Believe You Just Said That

I Can't Believe You Just Said That

The Truth About Why People Are So Rude

Book - 2017
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Passive aggression. Road rage. Snarky tweets. Queue-jumpers. Idiots who are #justsaying. Fat shamers. Victim blaming. Furious waitresses who refuse to sell you a hot dog... We are ruder than we?ve ever been. In this incisive and very funny book, Danny Wallace investigates the new wave of rudeness that threatens to overwhelm us. He travels the world, visiting our rudest critics, interviewing psychologists, psychiatrists, bell boys, cab drivers, bin men, barristers, politicians, a limo driver called José and at least one expert in cooked meat production. In doing so he uncovers the hidden truths behind what makes us rude, whether it can be caught, and how one small moment of rudeness, like being declined a hotdog, can snowball into disaster. From the jihadist who launched a blistering attack on the bad manners of his fellow ISIS militants, to the mayor in Bogota who recruited an army of mimes to highlight inconsiderate driving, this is a very funny and powerful exploration into the way humans work and why it is surely time for an anti-rudeness revolution.
Publisher: London 2017. Ebury Press,
ISBN: 9780091919047
Branch Call Number: ANF 395.3 WALL
Characteristics: 343 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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LoganLib_Erin Jan 07, 2018

I listened to the audio book and I found myself laughing out loud in the car! Although I do think there is a lot more psychology into why people are so rude, the points Wallace makes are very true to society today. The concepts that rudeness is 'contagious' and why it is worse in bigger cities ... Read More »


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LoganLib_Erin Jan 07, 2018

I listened to the audio book and I found myself laughing out loud in the car! Although I do think there is a lot more psychology into why people are so rude, the points Wallace makes are very true to society today. The concepts that rudeness is 'contagious' and why it is worse in bigger cities as opposed to smaller towns are discussed. Personal anecdotes are interspersed amongst discussions with professionals in the areas of human behaviour and rudeness and it makes for some fascinating reading.

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