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How Not to Be a Dick: An Everyday Etiquette Guide by Meghan Doherty

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

On the one hand, nobody wants to be a dick. On the other hand, dicks are everywhere! They cut in line, talk behind our backs, recline into our seats, and even have the power to morph into trolls online. Their powers are impressive, but with a little foresight and thoughtfulness, we can take a stand against dickishness today. "How Not to Be a Dick" is packed with honest and straightforward advice, but it also includes playful illustrations showing two well-meaning (but not always well behaved) young people as they confront moments of potential dickishness in their everyday lives. Sometimes they falter, sometimes they triumph, but they always seek to find a better way. And with their help, you can too.

Goodreads Summary

For those of us that need a guidebook in life that points out the obvious in a characteristically comedic light, look no further. "How Not to Be a Dick, An Everyday Etiquette Guide," is your instructor for how to properly behave in situations like work relationships, to parties, to school encounters. Want to know how to properly apply for a job? There is a page for that. Want to know how to get that pesky bully from pulling your arm out of its socket? There is a page for that. Yes, there is also a page that explains why any post on the internet could haunt your soul for eternity.

The elements of this book that really aid to retain its charisma are in its methods of explanation and in its silly supporting illustrations. The descriptions of situations are purposefully simple and ride the line of poking at insulting you for not knowing these common facts and being just plain informative descriptions. The illustrations stay tastefully childlike in nature, but teeter along that threshold just enough to keep you snickering and covering your face in shame. This book is in a package that is presented in grade school rule book fashion makes for a great hilarious read.
 5 Stars

*Reviewed by Chris*

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  1. Susan T. said...:

    Sounds hilarious! Dicks are indeed everywhere! Lol!

  1. Ashfa said...:

    Haha, I need to get more book like this one, sounds great! Adding it to my TBR list.