F*** You Very Much
  • F*** You Very Much

  • Danny Wallace


    You're not imagining it. People are getting ruder. And this is a serious problem.

    The book that inspired the iTunes Top Ten podcast

    Did you know that even one rude comment in a life and death situation can decrease a surgeon’s performance by as much as 50%? That we say we don’t want rude politicians, but we vote for them anyway? Or that rude language can sway a jury in a criminal case?

    Bestselling writer and broadcaster Danny Wallace (Yes Man, Awkward Situations For Men), is on a mission to understand where we have gone wrong. He travels the world interviewing neuroscientists, psychologists, NASA scientists, barristers, bin men, and bellboys. He joins a Radical Honesty group in Germany, talks to drivers about road rage in LA, and confronts his own online troll in a pub.

    And in doing so, he uncovers the latest thinking about how we behave, how rudeness, once unleashed, can spread like a virus – and how even one flippant remark can snowball into disaster.

    As insightful and enthralling as it is highly entertaining, F*** You Very Much* is an eye-opening exploration into the worst side of human behaviour.

    "A cry for human decency… deliciously hilarious. I politely encourage you to read this book. Immediately." Adam Grant author of Originals, Give and Take, Option B

    *This book was originally published under the title, I Can’t Believe You Just Said That. But we decided it just wasn’t rude enough...

Award-winning journalist and comedy producer Danny has written and produced comedy for TV, radio and the stage, and contributed to dozens of publications, including the Independent and the Guardian. In Summer 2005 he began his own six-part BBC2 series, and he's also presented for Channel 4, SkyOne, Radio 1, and Radio 4. His profile continues to grow at home and abroad, helped further by the film adaptation of his last book, Join Me. Danny lives in an old match factory in the East End of London. www.dannywallace.com