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F*** You Very Much: The surprising truth about why people are so rude (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 31/05/2018
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The book that inspired the iTunes Top Ten podcast 

You're not imagining it. People are getting ruder. And this is a serious problem. 

Did you know that even one rude comment in a life and death situation can decrease a surgeon's performance by as much as 50%? That we say we don't want rude politicians, but we vote for them anyway? Or that rude language can sway a jury in a criminal case?

Bestselling writer and broadcaster Danny Wallace, author of books including Yes Man and Awkward Situations For Men, is on a mission to understand where we have gone wrong.

He travels the world interviewing neuroscientists, psychologists, NASA scientists, barristers, bin men, and bellboys. He joins a Radical Honesty group in Germany, talks to drivers about road rage in LA, and confronts his own online troll in a pub. And in doing so, he uncovers the latest thinking about how we behave, how rudeness, once unleashed, can spread like a virus - and how even one flippant remark can snowball into disaster.

As insightful and enthralling as it is highly entertaining, F*** You Very Much* is an eye-opening exploration into the worst side of human behaviour.

*This book was originally published under the title, I Can't Believe You Just Said That. But we decided it just wasn't rude enough...

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780091919092
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 239 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 22 mm


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"A brilliant book" -- Jon Ronson
"A brilliant book" -- Jon Ronson
"A very funny and wise book about the blatant rudeness that surrounds us. Danny Wallace on top form" * Matt Haig *
"A very funny and wise book about the blatant rudeness that surrounds us. Danny Wallace on top form" -- Matt Haig
"A meaty cry for human decency, wrapped in a deliciously hilarious hot dog bun. I plan to read it again and then force-feed it to my neighbour, my mother, and my college roommate. If you care about people and enjoy a good laugh, I politely encourage you to read this book. Immediately." -- Adam Grant, author of 'Originals'
"A meaty cry for human decency, wrapped in a deliciously hilarious hot dog bun. I plan to read it again and then force-feed it to my neighbour, my mother, and my college roommate. If you care about people and enjoy a good laugh, I politely encourage you to read this book. Immediately." -- Adam Grant, author of 'Originals'
"Hilarious" * GQ *
"Hilarious" * GQ *
"Danny Wallace, author, actor, and comedian, wrote the rudeness manifesto itself." * VICE.com *
"His [Danny Wallace's] research on the psychology of rudeness can give us key insights as to what's going on right now and what we can do to become more empathetic" * Psychology Today *

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“A book about rudeness – interesting but perhaps overlong”


I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I enjoyed Danny Wallace's study into rudeness today which is bang up-to-date and quite interesting. It looks into various aspects of rudeness... More

Paperback edition
10th April 2017
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Penelope Bullock at Lancaster

“It all began with a hot dog.....”

A fascinating, insightful and extremely funny look into the rise of rudeness in the world. After a dreadful experience when purchasing a hot dog Danny Wallace sets out to discover why we are rude, how we are rude,... More

“Who knew that an encounter with a rude lady & a hot dog would lead to such an interesting journey...”

A funny and thought-provoking book. It'll really make you stop and think about why rudeness happens and what we can do to combat it. So if you've ever been rude to someone or been on the receiving end of... More

Paperback edition
2 similar books recommended
27th July 2017
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