Monday, 25 November 2013

REVIEW - RUDE BITCHES MAKE ME TIRED slightly profane and entirely logical answers to modern etiquette dilemmas BY CELIA RIVENBANK

ISBN: 978-1250029232
Publisher: St Martin's Griffin, St Martin's Press
Pages/File  Size: 272pages
Formats Available: Paperback

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In this always sensible and mildly profane etiquette manual for the modern age Celia Rivenbark addresses real-life quandaries ranging from how to deal with braggy playground moms to wondering if you can have sex in your aunt's bed on vacation to correctly grieving the dearly departed (hint: it doesn't include tattoos or truck decals).  Rude Bitches Make Me Tired will provide answers to all your mannerly questions as Celia discusses the social conundrums of our day and age, including:Navigating the agonies of check splitting (“Who had the gorgonzola crumbles and should we really care?”)
The baffling aspects of airline travel (such as “Recline Monster” and other animals)
The art of the visit (always leave them wanting more . . . much more)
Gym and locker etiquette (hint: no one wants to talk to you while you’re buck naked)
Office manners (“Loud talkers, cake hawkers, and Britney Sue’s unfortunate cyst”)
And much more!
Good manners have never been so wickedly funny!

INITIAL THOUGHTS
Upon approaching reading this I Was hoping for a laugh out loud funny book about etiquette on some very modern day dilemma's as well as some older etiquette issues too.
At 90% - my thoughts were - the book certainly delivers the laughs and cringes as well as the odd OMG I do that! moments. A great light laughter inducing read.

MY REVIEW
I fancied a light hearted read and saw this one on Netgalley, so? I requested it and was lucky enough to receive an e-copy in exchange for my honest review.
So the cover is also on the comedic side and quite attractive. Would I pick it up in a book store? Yes I think I would.  
So the book is a great collection of dilemma's and the correct way to handle them. There's everything from how and when you should reply to RSVP's to how to get rid of dinner guests that don't know when it's time to go home!
It really is laugh out loud funny. It took me longer to read the book as the tears flowed down my cheeks as I was laughing so hard. Another reason I took so long in reading the book was the fact that I had my daughter and my mum asking what I was laughing at and had to keep reading out sections to them!
This book is fantastic to dip in and out of, to carry about or read on a long boring journey. 
This review looks really short, however, that is not a bad reflection on the book. It's just I do not wish to give away the books brilliant contents.
So did I enjoy the book? I really, really did yes!   Would I recommend the book? I highly recommend it. In fact it would be ideal as a gift to someone ill in hospital etc. A definite cheer me up book.Would I read a Bk#2? Definitely! Would I read more books by this Author? I certainly intend to I find her humor infectious and very much in line with my own.

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