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Crimes Against Civility Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Richard M. Simms is a magazine editor (Soaps In Depth), blogger (HowRudeAreYou.com), podcaster (Tune In Tomorrow ) and twitterholic (@RudeReport). He loves all things Disney and most things television, and, when drinking bourbon, develops an inexplicable Southern accent. Since “Friendships, Secrets and Lies” finally was released on DVD, his life has been complete.

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  • File Size: 327 KB
  • Print Length: 236 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466498692
  • Publication Date: December 19, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006O3JLSE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #418,077 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Richard Simms likes to talk. A lot. At some point, he realized that writing was just like talking... except without the annoyance of people interrupting him! Ironically, it was the long, tedious conversation of a train passenger named Audrey which inspired him to write the book Crimes Against Civility, in which he had the unmitigated gall to take the rest of society to task for things which got under his skin. (As it turned out, Simms was onto something, as the vast majority of reviewers said, in essence, "Get out of my head! I think that all the time!"

While waiting for the rest of the world to discover and/or deride him, Richard spends his days as the executive editor of Soaps In Depth magazine. In that capacity, he has become something of an expert on topics ranging from doppelgangers to deaths, both real and faked. He also has so many Twitter accounts that it is rumored he is actually responsible for one-eighth of all tweets sent out into the universe. Were he being paid by the tweet, he would be a millionaire several times over.

Sadly, he is not.

Speaking of writing he does for free, Richard's pieces can also be found on a semi-regular basis on such sites as SweatpantsAndCoffee.com and TheTVaddict.com.

Richard is semi-obsessed with Walt Disney World, and has recently become a big fan of cruising, reportedly saying of the latter, "It's drinking, eating and gambling... show me the downside?"

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By KDMask VINE VOICE on December 24, 2011
Format: Paperback
First of all, I bought this book for the Kindle Cloud and read it right on my PC. I wasn't aware that was an option and it turned out to be great. As for the book itself, it's hilarious and spot on in it's descriptions of everything from apartment dwelling to cranky customer service. Simms breaks things down into "Pet Peeves", "Waste Cases" and "Cell Phonies" and a host of other categories. He knows when you're just BS on the cell, trying to pretend you're hobnobbing with someone famous. Part "everyman" Seinfeld and "cranky-lady" Phillis Diller, there's something here for everyone to relate to. As the world turns more and more into itself, we should be more mindful of the civility of the times past. When Simms draws a relationship between "Married with Children" and "The Jersey Shore" you realize his grasp on histories crass! Fun and fast paced and great gift for your cynical friends and those that need a nudge in the right (civil) direction.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By fuzzytomato on March 7, 2012
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Richard has a wicked sense of humor which really makes this book a gem. He rants about rudeness in todays society andbreaks his rants down into different sections that deal with everything from internet message board flaming wars to bad drivers. All of this while inserting tons of pop culture references. Its truly hilarious when you realize that you are guilty of some of the things that are rude! My only complaint was that he had a section on customer service people (which I did agree mostly with) and as a customer service person myself I wish there was a section on crazy ass rude customers! hahaha
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Toni K. Trick on July 3, 2012
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A wonderful read. Funny, insiteful, and spot on. I thouroughly enjoyed this book & highly recommend it. I have told all my friends & family about it & even posted about it on Facebook.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Deborah J. White on March 14, 2012
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Having been a Twitter follower of Richard's for some time, I had to give his book a shot. Found myself in agreement quite often in the way he describes life, raising children, office time... all the while hoping that my chuckling wouldn't keep my other half awake. I could visualize people I know in the different scenarios.... for instance, the person at work that everyone tries to avoid at ALL costs. He writes each topic in a way that the reader can easily visualize how things happen and why.

A quick, fun read. Am hoping he writes more books!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C.Dunn on January 5, 2012
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In this book, Simms comments on the rude and ridiculous things that are sending our society to "hell in a hand basket." While reading the book, I often found myself nodding in agreement with his observations and comments. The chapter on Customer Service should be read at every staff training everywhere... Very funny and oh so true... Perhaps I should buy a few more copies and keep on me at all times, and instead of just giving the next rude person I encounter the stank eye, I should throw this book at them.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Delilah on July 24, 2012
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What a great read. Crimes Against Civility points out just how rude we are without sounding bitchy. I had several laugh out loud moments and felt like a bobble head doll with all the nodding I was doing in agreement. This is a fun, easy read. The part about driving is required reading for my kids. Thank You, Richard. Can't wait to read your next book.
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Satireus was an ancient Roman playrite he saw the what was wrong with Roman society and wrote thinly veiled plays that mocked these faults and so he became the father of modern satire, this delightful book is a perfect continuance of that legacy by holding up a mirror not only to the author but to modern society as well, but in a such a zestfully zanny way that even the most disgruntled curmudgeonly grandpa will get a few good belly laughs out of reading this book
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By Sue Ellen on December 31, 2013
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I found this book reflected a lot of my own musings from the last few years, especially with regard to customer service, the field I work in, pedestrian rights, something I deal with on a daily basis, and the internet, where I spend far too much of my time. I'd love to send copies of this book to the customer service reps I audit and nearly everyone under 30 that I know. I also think this should be required reading in high school and or middle school. I appreciated the author's use of humor to make his points. I rated this book a 4 because I never give anything a perfect score. But this is as close to a perfect guide on some of the most important issues in our society that are within the ability of most of us mere mortal's ability to change.
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