The Southwest Book Club will meet on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southwest Library to discuss the book, Talk to the Hand
by Lynne Truss.
This book is all about bad manners and behavior. The way discourteous behavior has become commonplace and even applauded in today's society is evaluated. Truss presents a humorous call to arms that challenges ill manners and the practices that support them.
Anyone age 18 or older is welcome to attend. The book club meets monthly at the Southwest Branch Library. For more information, please call 407.835.7323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to attend the meeting or you would like to join our discussion, questions related to the book are posted below. Simply click "Comments" located at the bottom of this post. Share your thoughts and comments, then click "post". Comment on one question or all of them. Join the discussion!
1. Do you agree or disagree with Truss's statement - "Basically, everyone else has bad manners; we have occasional bad moments." Why or why not? What does Truss imply by this statement?
2. Do you think a book like Talk to the Hand is helpful to society? to you? toward improving people's manners?
3. Share an experience when you were treated with bad manners. How did you feel? What did you think? How did you handle the situation? Now share a time when you acted with bad manners. How did you feel? What did you think? How did you handle it?
4. What purpose(s) do you think good manners serve in a society?