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Fucking Good Manners

Simon Griffin

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Icon Books
05 November 2019
Fiction & Literature; Humour; Slang & dialect humour; Parties, etiquette & entertaining
This is not a book about how to be posh. We have some slightly bigger issues to deal with these days.

We've all got a million things to do and are constantly connected to millions of other people all doing a million other things, so the faster we get things done the better, right? Wrong. Among all the busyness and confusion it seems we've forgotten a few of the basics in life, like the ability to treat one another with respect, dignity and some fucking good manners.

Enter Simon Griffin, author of Fucking Apostrophes.

From the entry-level stuff like saying please, thank you and sorry; manspreading on public transport and double-lane queuing at airports, to those that require just a little bit more thought, such as correct urinal protocol in public toilets, making tea rounds in the office and online public displays of affection, Simon imparts rules and advice to living life in a way that makes it just a bit better for everyone. With some liberal use of rude words thrown in to emphasise the point.

With chapters on driving, social media, the environment, getting on with your neighbours, and the best manners for a trip to the cinema, this is the perfect gift for a manners enthusiast, or those in need of a gentle (but sweary) nudge in the right direction.
By:   Simon Griffin
Imprint:   Icon Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 178mm,  Width: 110mm, 
ISBN:   9781785785511
ISBN 10:   1785785516
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   05 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Simon Griffin has been a writer for nearly 40 years, but it's only in the last two that people have actually used their own personal money to buy what he's written. In 2016 his book Fucking Apostrophes became an international bestseller, featuring in the Guardian, BBC Radio 5Live and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. He currently lives with his wife and two children in Leeds, where he uses slightly less vulgar words to earn a living as a freelance copywriter. See more at www.simon-griffin.com.

Reviews for Fucking Good Manners

'The author of Fucking Apostrophes (which, when teaching writing skills to undergraduates, I used very successfully to persuade them to take an interest in the correct use of that punctuation bane) takes on another of life's biggest irritations: bad fucking manners. With chapters on driving, social media, the environment, getting on with your neighbours, and trips to the cinema, it's the perfect gift for the courtly, the oafish and uncouth, or those in need of a gentle (and sweary) nudge in the right direction.' -- Caroline Sanderson * The Bookseller * 'Just before every vestige of good manners disappears, author Simon Griffin has come to the rescue with an etiquette book for the world we live in today [...] it is full of good sense.' -- Liz Hodgkinson * The Lady *


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