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I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

How Not to Be a Dick: An Everyday Etiquette Guide

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

Chock full of very good, very practical advice that applies to everyone, I was still ultimately a bit disappointed by this.  It lacked the biting sarcasm I expected from the title (which is, 100% why I bought the book in the first place).  There is a high level of dryish humour, but nothing like I'd hoped for from a book called How Not to Be a Dick.

 

Also, I'm left completely confused by the target audience: it clearly includes etiquette for both kids and adults, but there are language and situational references that are not kid-friendly.  I get that part of the humour is meant to be the Dick-and-Jane theme, but solid advice on doing homework and dealing with schoolyard bullying is side-by-side with getting drunk at office parties and how to handle job performance reviews. 

 

Still, very cool retro feel to the illustrations and definitely full of good information.