Wallace, Danny, author.
New York, NY : Tarcherperigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.
302 pages ; 21 cm
Prologue: The hotdog incident — The rudeness effect — Going viral — Bad manors — Lip service — Rudeness and power — Rudeness and the sexes — Rudeness and outrage — Rude health — Rudeness and revenge — The troll — Rude rage — Lost in translation — Juvenile behaviors — Policing rudeness — Rude by nature — Sense and incivility — The honesty clause — Rude to the end.
From the brilliant comedic mind behind the hit movie Yes Man, a hilarious and pitch-perfect look at the rudeness that’s all around us — where it comes from, how it affects us, and what we can do about it. You’re not just imagining it: People are getting more and more rude – from cutting in line, gabbing on their phones and clipping their nails on public transportation, to hurling epithets on Twitter and in real life (including a certain President who does both). And the worst part is that it’s contagious, leading reasonably courteous people to stoop to new lows in order to respond to the ever-coarsening encounters we face every day. In this engaging and illuminating new book, bestselling author and all-around curious guy Danny Wallace looks at the reasons behind the rudeness, and what we can do to stop it. His quest to stop the madness includes interviews with neuroscientists, psychologists, NASA scientists, politicians, and other experts. He joins a Radical Honesty group, talks to LA drivers about road rage, and confronts his own online troll in a pub–all to better understand the scourge that’s turning normal people into bullies, tantruming toddlers, trolls, and other types of everyday monsters. Want to be part of the solution? Let Danny Wallace be your smart and funny guide.