84 of 93 people found the following review helpful
A doughty follow-up for the panda lovers,
By A Customer
This review is from: Talk To The Hand. The Utter Bloody Rudeness of Everyday Life (Hardcover)
If you liked Eats Shoots and Leaves - and so many of us did - then you'll love this funny and pertinent appraisal of an aspect of modern life that so badly needed the Truss Treatment. There are so many things to like here. It is both an earnest and a humourous book that deals with the alienation and atomisation of the individual in an ever more crowded society that cares less and less about 'other people'. She manages to deal with the subject that more heavy-handed authors would fall foul of: she is able to negotiate the politics of the debate over rudeness without being drawn into facile class commentary or supericial assumptions about the impertinence or mannerlessness of the young. Most importantly, she achieves all this whilst raising a smile and the odd laugh, too. Great fun and thought provoking to boot.