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Talk To The Hand & Making The Cat Laugh (2 audiobooks in 1) - Special Edition
Talk To The Hand Making The Cat Laugh - Special Edition - 2 audiobooks in 1 Author:Lynne Truss TALK TO THE HAND — Sticklers, rejoice! Zero tolerance takes on modern manners... — The Utter Bloody Rudeness of Everyday Life, or Six Good Reasons to Stay at Home and Bolt the Door.' The scourge of bad punctuators everywhere returns with an analysis of etiquette and manners (or the lack of) in modern society. — "Talk to the hand 'cos the face ain't... more » listening" the saying goes.
When did the world get to be so rude? When did society become so inconsiderate? It's a topic that's been simmering for years and Lynne Truss says that its now reached boiling point. Taking on the boorish behaviour that has become a point of pride for some, Talk to the Hand is a rallying cry for courtesy.
Lynne Truss's book "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" awoke the world's attention to the neglected but vital subject of punctuation. When social histories come to be written of the first decade of the 21st century, people will note a turning point in 2003 when declining standards of punctuation were reversed. Linguists will record Lynne Truss as the saviour of the semi-colon and the avenging angel of the apostrophe.
MAKING THE CAT LAUGH
One woman's journal of single life on the margins. A brilliant collection of Lynne Truss' journalism - recording the life of a metropolitan refugee from coupledom. The alternative 'Bridget Jones'. For seven long years, starting in 'The Listener' in 1988 and continuing in 'The Times' and 'Woman's Journal', Lynne Truss has been trying to make her cat laugh. It has been an uphill task, which is why she deserves this book, a recognition of outstanding courage in the face of futility. Along the way, 'Margins', 'Single of Life' and 'One Woman's Journal' have collected a band of devoted fans, yet still the cat remains unimpressed. Never have so many jokes about Kitbits been found in such concentration as in 'Making the Cat Laugh'. But under the headings such as 'The Single Woman Considers Going Out but Doesn't Fancy the Hassle' and 'The Single Woman Stays at Home and Goes Quietly Mad', we discover a writer not only obsessed with cats, but prone to over-reacting generally - to news stories, shopping, passive smoking, Christmas, coupledom, boyfriends, snails, sheds, Andre Agassi, cooking instructions, requests of 'How's the novel going?' and personal remarks of any kind.« less