Eating your last cupcake without asking!
Texting while walking on a busy sidewalk!
Cutting in line! What revolting behavior!
Honestly, we don’t need any more dicks in this world, so heed the advice in Doherty’s book while enjoying the off-the-wall life lessons shared by her retro characters (you’ll never think of cheese logs again without smiling).
And, please, don’t sing on public transportation…
Book info: How Not to Be a Dick: An Everyday Etiquette Guide / Meghan Doherty. Zest Books, 2013. [author’s tumblr] [publisher site] [book trailer] Review copy, sample page images, and cover image courtesy of the publisher.
My book talk: Thoughtless, selfish people make life miserable for everyone – avoid becoming a dick like them by following the advice in this cartoon-laced etiquette guide for young adults (and older folk who should already know better)!
Meghan Doherty discusses how not to be a dick in relationships and at home, as well as at school, work, and play. Internet and travel etiquette are also covered (shoes-off = okay while online, not while on the bus), and her signature retro-sketched characters hold decent and dickish conversations throughout the book.
Whether it’s how to state your opinion without alienating your friends or how to divide chores fairly with your roommates, keeping her ten big guidelines in mind will smooth your way in life – without making you a doormat.
Please do pledge “to use the tools and techniques provided in this book to help make the world a less dickish place” – we’re all in this together!