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I Can't Believe You Just Said That Audiobook

I Can't Believe You Just Said That: The truth about why people are SO rude

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Passive aggression. Road rage. Snarky tweets. Queue jumpers. Idiots who are #justsaying. Fat shamers. Victim blaming. Furious waitresses who refuse to sell you a hot dog...

We are ruder than we've ever been. In this incisive and very funny book, Danny Wallace investigates the new wave of rudeness that threatens to overwhelm us. He travels the world, visiting our rudest critics, interviewing psychologists, psychiatrists, bellboys, cab drivers, bin men, barristers, politicians, a limo driver called José and at least one expert in cooked meat production. In doing so he uncovers the hidden truths behind what makes us rude, whether it can be caught and how one small moment of rudeness - like being declined a hot dog - can snowball into disaster. From the jihadist who launched a blistering attack on the "bad manners" of his fellow ISIS militants to the mayor in Bogota who recruited an army of mimes to highlight inconsiderate driving, this is a very funny and powerful exploration into the way humans work and why it is surely time for an antirudeness revolution.

©2017 Danny Wallace (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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    "This book was RUBBISH "

    This Wallace once purchased a hot dog from me and refused to wait even though WE COOK THEM TO ORDER.
    He did not even consult me at all before writing it. He is an IDIOT!!! His book is therefore TERRIBLE!!!

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    Matt 05/07/2017
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    "One of my favourite audible books"

    I think I saw a review saying "It doesn't seem that interesting from the title- but it is amazing". This is accurate. Every syllable of Danny's story is engaging, thought-provoking and ultimately a great snapshot of where we currently are as a society. Great stories, great narration and a truly fascinating audiobook.

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    Marta 26/06/2017
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    "Highly recommended"

    I wish everybody would read that book, very intelligent and funny at the same time. and very honest and true without being rude. Makes you think about your own behaviour, these types of books are very needed these days.

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    Mr 18/06/2017
    Mr 18/06/2017 Member Since 2014

    Audio drama addict - Audible, Bafflegab, BBC, Big Finish, Wireless Theatre

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    "More like this Mr Wallace, please"


    If you are reading this waiting for an operation, I hope no one has been rude to the medical staff. Danny Wallace explains the impact rudeness has on our lives. How human temperament can be perceived differently if you are either male/ female. And that if you are impolite you’ll probably earn more money compared to a well-mannered person. Danny even pays a market research company to ascertain people’s view on rudeness, dubbed the Wallace report, and how long they are prepared to wait for a hot dog. Plus loads more.

    I’ve read and enjoyed many of Danny’s previous books, the last being ‘Friends like these’ in 2008. Now with two children, this is a comparatively mature book to his previous work, but is also told with his same wry wit.

    Whilst it might not have the craziness of ‘Yes Man’, ‘Join Me’, or ‘Are you Dave Gorman?’, Danny Wallace can still tell an engaging story.

    The 8-hours whizzed by. Please Mr Wallace, more like this

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    Parkyerbike 09/07/2017
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    "a fun listen"

    this was a fun listen, Danny was a good narrator and enjoyed it. interesting take on rudeness

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    splgborrow 02/07/2017
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    "An interesting book."

    Danny raises some valid points about our modern society in an insightful and comedic way. Well worth the listen.

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    JedHoll 19/06/2017
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    "Worth a listen"

    A light hearted book that is funny and easy to listen to. It takes a look at the consequences of rudeness and is thought provoking in its conclusions.

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