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F*** You Very Much

Narrated by: Danny Wallace
Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of F*** You Very Much, written and read by Danny Wallace.

You're not imagining it. People are getting ruder. And this is a serious problem.

The book that inspired the iTunes Top Ten podcast.

Did you know that even one rude comment in a life-and-death situation can decrease a surgeon’s performance by as much as 50 percent? That we say we don’t want rude politicians, but we vote for them anyway? Or that rude language can sway a jury in a criminal case?

Best-selling writer and broadcaster Danny Wallace (Yes Man, Awkward Situations for Men) is on a mission to understand where we have gone wrong. He travels the world interviewing neuroscientists, psychologists, NASA scientists, barristers, bin men, and bellboys. He joins a Radical Honesty group in Germany, talks to drivers about road rage in LA, and confronts his own online troll in a pub.

And in doing so, he uncovers the latest thinking about how we behave; how rudeness, once unleashed, can spread like a virus; and how even one flippant remark can snowball into disaster.

As insightful and enthralling as it is highly entertaining, F*** You Very Much is an eye-opening exploration into the worst side of human behaviour.

This book was originally published under the title I Can’t Believe You Just Said That. But we decided it just wasn’t rude enough....

©2018 Danny Wallace (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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"A cry for human decency...deliciously hilarious. I politely encourage you to read this book. Immediately." (Adam Grant author of Originals, Give and Take, Option B)

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  • Robert
  • 19-12-2018

Warning: Old Book, New Name

This is a reissue, under a new title, of Danny Wallace's "I Can't Believe You Just Said That". So yes, I've unwittingly bought it twice.

I didn't get the same enjoyment from this as I have from Danny's other, "project" style books such as "Join Me", "Friends Like These", "Yes Man" etc. It has a rather more worthy tone and contains many references to research papers and books expounding on why we do what we do and, unlike those others, this is the only one of his audiobooks that I didn't listen to more than once.

He's a very good reader of his own work and this book is no exception in that regard and I know others will love it, but I'm afraid that I'm not in that number. I'll buy his next just the same, hoping that this was just a misstep.

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  • Tobias
  • 25-01-2020

Amazing

For such a basic principle, this book is an absolute gem! I always love Danny’s narration of his books, but this one meant the passion he feels for Madame Hotdog really has some gravitas.

Best listen in over a year!

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  • geanina
  • 22-11-2019

impressive study and social analysis

This feels like a scientific document, should be mandatory in schools maybe. Since I read it I paid more attention to rude people, how it affects me and how rude I appear to others.
Hopefully there will be another book by the same author on study of politeness and kindness and it's effects on people.

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  • Calm as ever
  • 21-10-2019

Very entertaining

This is very interesting and amusing. Easy to listen to and thought provoking. Got me hooked, Danny has got a great delivery.

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  • Mr Craig P Keogh
  • 15-10-2019

Danny Wallace is Fantastic

Not my favourite, and I hate to say also a little dull in parts, but Danny’s narration is terrific.

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  • Miss
  • 14-09-2019

Insightful and hilarious!

I love the way Danny Wallace narrates. It’s a fascinating insight into something that effects us daily, without us realising it’s insidious nature. All delivered with great humour. An unusual and interesting topic for a book. Highly recommend.

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  • J. C. Neale
  • 13-09-2019

Excellent, interesting and funny.

A very interesting, funny and surprisingly deep dive into negative social behaviours put under the general umbrella of "rudeness".
From one relatively small example of rudeness in his own life, Wallace brilliantly narrates his journey into the depths of rudeness from sincere experts and examples around the world, approaching the subject from many sides. It's a humouring take on the whole but that isn't to say there's a serious side. Some chapters are particularly profound and resonant and I genuinely think this is must read for many.
I came upon this only really sort-of interested. By the end I was so grateful the book exists. Its fascinating, funny (only with occasional despair) and provides a really superb effort into understand the world today and how we got here and perhaps a few ways we can change it.
As time goes on, this book only becomes more pertinent.

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  • S. Macken
  • 07-09-2019

Witty and thought provoking

‘F*** You Very Much’, a witty and thought provoking examination of rudeness and why it is bad for us personally, society in general, the cause of so much stress, and possibly Trump and Brexit. OK, maybe not Brexit, I added that bit but many Brexiters I’ve encountered are pretty rude.

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  • Blake
  • 05-07-2019

Everyone must read this book <br />

if everyone in the world read this book, the world would be a better place.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-10-2018

Loved it

It would be rude not to give it 5 stars. Danny Wallace writes and reads in a very entertaining way and makes very valid points. I have read many of his books, (loved "Yes man") this is up there!