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Passive Aggressive Notes: Painfully Polite And Hilariously Hostile Writings (2008)

by Kerry Miller(Favorite Author)
3.75 of 5 Votes: 2
0061630594 (ISBN13: 9780061630590)
William Morrow Paperbacks
review 1: I had high expectations for this book and was a little bit disappointed. The idea of the book is fantastic and some of the notes were hilarious, but finally it didn't work anyway. Some of the notes were so messy that I had difficulties to read them although the book was a real quick-read. I can hardly imagine that I wrote notes like these - it's easier for me to say directly or even not to say things that annoy only a little...
review 2: Passive-Aggressive Notes by Kerry Miller is a compilation of scrap writings composed by people most likely dealing with anger management issues and/or the individuals that piss them off. The collection showcases insight, humor, and art of petty notes. The notes are written tersely, varying in politeness and hostility with the
... moreoccasional sight of profanity and caricatures, to express the feelings the composers won't say bluntly and directly to their roommates, coworkers, or passersby. Occasionally, Miller will insert her own commentary to echo the readers' thoughts. Although the book is a light read, I found it to be very enjoyable. There were many times I laughed out loud at a particular individual's expense like the note taker addresses a milk-thief and reveals that is was breast milk. Miller brings to light the darker nature of communication and language that pervades everyday life by arranging each note in a creative collage in which the original media is maintained while the content and levels of passive aggressive behavior are juxtaposed. Together these notes reveal a collective neurosis, exposing each composer's unique voice. less
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Funny, you know you've thought all of these, and you've also wanted to say them to others, great!!!
Good for entertainment value. Quick read. Think I'll put this in the bathroom.
Some of the notes were really amusing. I enjoyed this one.
Hilarious and very cringe-worthy!
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