Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2005
CD ISBN 0143058037 $19.95 Two CDs
DD ISBN $13.97
Lynne Truss immediately admits that the "zero tolerence" approach she adopted for punctuation in EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES would not work in the world of manners. In a bright and conversational style Truss tells us precisely how rudeness reigns and common courtesies are mangled in today's culture. Her columns in London's DAILY TELEGRAM are the source for much of the program, but Truss has cleverly woven in readers' feedback and uses examples of insulting behavior that both American and British listeners can relate to. The resulting program is hilarious, but before you've finished laughing, Truss is briskly on to the next. Underlying the furious pace and sharp wit, Truss raises interesting questions of civic responsibility. Should we stay home and bolt the door? R.F.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 06]
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