I See Rude People

I See Rude People

One Woman's Battle to Beat Some Manners Into Impolite Society

Book - 2010
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A blogger and popular columnist chronicles her experiences with rude and ill-behaved people as she tries to convince them to improve their manners and hopes to inspire her readers to do the same.
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 2010
ISBN: 9780071600217
Branch Call Number: 395 AL49i 2010
Characteristics: vii, 215 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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ClaireM_W
Jun 25, 2014

There are a few people in this world who will write a book at the drop of a hat - and this is one of them. This is chit-chat turned into a thing that can be sold. Think of the trees that died for this!

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VRMurphy
Jan 04, 2013

Amusingly-written rants about the incivility that surrounds us. An enjoyable light read that makes you think.

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cdimov
Jan 23, 2011

As Revengeralla, Amy Alkon recounts of rudeness in public, mean nasty acts by others in driving and theft, perpetuated by bureaucratic policies of police and certain (but not all) big corporations. Unlike most of us who are timid or somehow constrained, Amy has no inhibitions about telling the rude people in her accounts to give it back, be quiet or stop some other socially reprehensible behaviour. Frankly, this is inspiring. Inspiring because many of Amy’s examples are the rude things people do that are insanely common, like shouting on their cell phone – in public! You will love her hilarious solutions – like writing down the offender’s conversation and blogging it (with the person’s number in case you want to give her a ring).

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nickfillmore
Jan 05, 2011

I read an article with an excerpt of this and it is GOLD!

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bobfrombob
Aug 03, 2010

I thought this was going to be more of a modern Emily Post-thing. About people with bad manners. And there is some of that – like stories about people who talk loudly in public on their cell phones and how the author deals with that. But there are also other stories about not so much “rude” people as people who do stuff that ticks the author off. Like the person who stole her car. Or identity theft. So for me it was a bit disjointed. I enjoyed it well enough but it didn’t change my life – or even my mind.

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velvetcactus
Jul 04, 2010

I would have thought she would have encountered many more rude people than she did...

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