F You Very Much by Danny Wallace audiobook

F You Very Much: Understanding the Culture of Rudeness--and What We Can Do About It

By Danny Wallace
Read by Danny Wallace

Penguin Audio
8.89 Hours Unabridged
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"Deliciously hilarious. If you care about people and enjoy a good laugh, I politely encourage you to read this book. Immediately." --Adam Grant, bestselling author of Originals 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.

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Summary

"Deliciously hilarious. If you care about people and enjoy a good laugh, I politely encourage you to read this book. Immediately."
--Adam Grant, bestselling author of Originals


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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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
An astute, easily digestible guide to not being a jerk. Kirkus
A very funny and wise book about the blatant rudeness that surrounds us. Danny Wallace in top form. Matt Haig, author of Reasons to Stay Alive
A brilliant book Jon Ronson, bestselling author of The Psychopath Test and Men Who Stare at Goats
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 neighbor, 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, bestselling author of Originals

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Author Bio: Danny Wallace

Author Bio: Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace is an award-winning author, filmmaker, comedian, actor, and television and radio host. He’s written for GQ, The Guardian, The Independent, Elle, and many others, as well as hosting a weekly column for Shortlist Magazine, which is read by more than 1.3 million people weekly. His previous books include Yes Man (made into the Jim Carrey movie of the same name), Friends Like These, and Awkward Situations for Men. He is formerly a BBC Comedy producer (notably The Mighty Boosh), then Head of Development, New Comedy at the BBC.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 8.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English