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Review #WIN RUDE BITCHES MAKE ME TIRED by CELIA RIVENBARK @celiarivenbark @StMartinsPress




Book Description

 October 22, 2013


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!








About the Author



CELIA RIVENBARK is the author of You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl; Belle Weather; Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like A Skank; We're Just Like You, Only Prettier; Bless Your Heart, Tramp; and You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start In The Morning. She lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.







SOURCE: PUBLISHER

MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

This is one part etiquette book, one part hilarious memoir and all parts funny.
Since Dave Barry isn't writing a regular column anymore, I have been stalking Rivenbark online to catch her columns instead.  I have read all of her books and have loved each and every one of them.  In her latest collection of essays, she tackles manners and takes them out, yes, just like a football center taking out the quarterback.  Seriously, I had to read this one in the bathroom with the door closed and the fan on to muffle my laughing.  I suppose that Rivenbark would have something to say about that. 

This book is just made of fun.  It is one of those books that you can easily read a chapter here and there.  Be aware: this book isn't for the person who dislikes a bad word here and there.  I think everyone will relate to the Line Jumper, the Teen (otherwise known as PRINCESS) and PDAs - (one word Don't!).  The question and answer format will have you thinking that Dear Abby has come back to life.  I know her daughter is now writing that column, but she will never be Abby.  If you enjoy Dave Barry, Jen Lancaster or Laurie Notaro, you need to catch this author.  













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  5. This sounds like a lot of fun from the title.

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  6. What an interesting title: Rude Bitches Make Me Tired.

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  7. Looks like a lot of fun and I like to have one book going that is easy to put down and pick back up again! Thanks!

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