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Is It Just Me?

[or Is It Nuts Out There?]
Goldberg, Whoopi (eBook - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Is It Just Me?
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Have you noticed that things aren't as civil as they once were? Or that rudeness is no longer an exception but a lifestyle? Sure you have. All you need to do is set foot outside your door to see that bad manners are taking over everywhere. People are yakking on cell phones in restaurants, even at church. Folks in carpools wear enough cologne to make our eyes bleed. Complete strangers think it's OK to rub a pregnant lady's belly. Passengers abuse flight attendants, family outings to the ball park are ruined by rowdy drunks, a congressman heckled the President of the United States. Well, the author, a well-known comedienne and film star has noticed all this and more and asked herself, "Is it just me?" Unleashing her trademark irreverence and humor, her new book of observations takes a funny and excruciatingly honest look at how a loss of civility is messing with the quality of life for all of us. So if your pet peeve is folks who talk in movie theaters like it was their living room, or if you get bugged by people clipping their nails and performing other personal hygiene next to you on the bus, or if you cringe when "please" and "thank you" get replaced by "gimme" and "huh?", you have found a kindred spirit. The author has witnessed the growing disrespect and rudeness in our lives and realized she is not alone; and, as you'll discover in these pages, neither are you.
Authors: Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955-
Title: Is it just me?
[or is it nuts out there?]
[downloadable ebook]
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 2010
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Statement of Responsibility: Whoopi Goldberg
Contents: Rude awakening
Abuse it and lose it
Politics has gotten nasty
Group insult
Big blogger
If you can't we witty, don't be shitty
Then maybe you should stop complaining
Abuse
Censorship
Road rude
Parking
No condom? No way
If you don't want to hear the answer, don't ask the question
A civil person's handy list: things to tell people who put you on the spot
Gracious you
Toenail clipping and common scents
Where is the respect?
You respect my opinion, and I'll respect yours
A civil person's handy list: how not to turn a discussion into a fight
Daily rehab
T.S.S. does not mean "time to smart ass"
A civil person's handy list: how not to slow down a TSA screening
Just plane good manners
Even Steve Jobs has to turn off his cell phone
A traveler check
Fragrant fliers
Stinky foods not to bring on a plane
Louder, they can't hear you in the lobby
Places not to use a cell phone
Thank you for not texting
Resisting textation
A flea on the ass of a mosquito
Play nice or stay home
Stadium behavior
Block that parent
Sideline civility
Down in front!
Manners
An elevator is like a bathroom
Encourage your kids to play by themselves
Peer itself
Role models will disappoint you
How do I look? And tell the truth
The three questions
You realize I can see you
If you don't like it, don't do it
Should we be worried about this?
Bloggers are cowards
Don't think you know someone because you see them on TV
Commonly used hurtful words and phrases
You realize I can hear you
The smarter things to say
Offensive language
Think it, don't say it
Things to think and not say
Buddy is the new nigger
Just because I'm Catholic, don't assume that a priest has touched me
There aren't enough jails
Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!
The hands-off list
Behavior to avoid in the workplace
Simple requests for portraying black people
Questions you should ask a week before guests come to your house
Who rules when it's not your house?
Noisy neighbors
Bullies
Am I a bully?
Manners don't take a vacation
May I have your attention please? PLEASE? Stress one now
With all due respect
Master score sheet for self-tests
Glossary of terms & other words
Summary: Have you noticed that things aren't as civil as they once were? Or that rudeness is no longer an exception but a lifestyle? Sure you have. All you need to do is set foot outside your door to see that bad manners are taking over everywhere. People are yakking on cell phones in restaurants, even at church. Folks in carpools wear enough cologne to make our eyes bleed. Complete strangers think it's OK to rub a pregnant lady's belly. Passengers abuse flight attendants, family outings to the ball park are ruined by rowdy drunks, a congressman heckled the President of the United States. Well, the author, a well-known comedienne and film star has noticed all this and more and asked herself, "Is it just me?" Unleashing her trademark irreverence and humor, her new book of observations takes a funny and excruciatingly honest look at how a loss of civility is messing with the quality of life for all of us. So if your pet peeve is folks who talk in movie theaters like it was their living room, or if you get bugged by people clipping their nails and performing other personal hygiene next to you on the bus, or if you cringe when "please" and "thank you" get replaced by "gimme" and "huh?", you have found a kindred spirit. The author has witnessed the growing disrespect and rudeness in our lives and realized she is not alone; and, as you'll discover in these pages, neither are you.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780316371827
Branch Call Number: Downloadable ebook
System Details: Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Format: OverDrive READ
Format: Kindle Book
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Headings: United States Social life and customs Interpersonal relations. sears Etiquette United States. sears Courtesy United States. sears Courtesy Interpersonal relations Interpersonal communication Etiquette United States Courtesy United States
Genre/Form: Downloadable ebook
Electronic books
American wit and humor
Topical Term: Interpersonal relations
Etiquette
Courtesy
Courtesy
Interpersonal relations
Interpersonal communication
Etiquette
Courtesy
Additional Physical Form Entry: Original 9781401323844 sky231934875
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Aug 31, 2011
  • Pisinga rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Although there are many views with which I personally very agree, there is no need, in my opinion, writing a book about how Whoopi Goldberg sees things around us.
It's enough to have a column in the relevant newspaper or magazine.
Books must be a Literature, it is possible that different genres and styles, but always
written by people who have talent and some education in this field. Expressing views and opinions is possible in various blogs and the like.
If you've ever seen “The View”, so to reading this book is like to hear Whoopi Goldberg on that show.

Jan 26, 2011
  • dundurncook rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I think she is funnier "live" than through her writing

Dec 06, 2010
  • ehbooklover rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A humourous look at some of Whoopi's pet peeves. Not as funny as I expected, but I still liked it. Especially since I agreed with a lot of what she wrote about!

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