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Passive Aggressive Notes [Kindle Edition]

Kerry Miller
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Part voyeuristic entertainment, part group therapy, Passive Aggressive Notes offers a fascinating look at the all-too-familiar frustrations of embattled office drones, apartment dwellers, parents, and pet owners everywhere.

This curated collection combines dozens of outrageous, never-before-seen notes as well as favorites from Passiveaggressivenotes.coma 2008 Webby Award Winner and the official "Best Blog" of the South by Southwest Interactive festival.



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Part voyeuristic entertainment, part group therapy, Passive Aggressive Notes offers a fascinating look at the all-too-familiar frustrations of embattled office drones, apartment dwellers, parents, and pet owners everywhere.

This curated collection combines dozens of outrageous, never-before-seen notes as well as favorites from Passiveaggressivenotes.com a 2008 Webby Award Winner and the official "Best Blog" of the South by Southwest Interactive festival.

A Note from the Author

It all began with a first date...and not a particularly good date, either. Apparently, things between this guy and his roommate had gotten so bad that they now communicated almost exclusively via Post-it note. Ah, yes, I said, I know those notes well--my current apartment (where I lived with three other roommates) had seen its share, most of them about the presence of unwashed dishes in the sink. They were usually signed with love; they were never addressed directly. I should start collecting them, I joked--put them on the Internet or something. Now that would be passive-aggressive.

Later that night--after it became clear that our relationship wasn't going to progress beyond standard small talk--I decided to do just that. And unlike my roommates' approach to dish-washing, the response to passiveaggressivenotes.com was enthusiastic, immediate, and overwhelming. Within weeks of the site's launch, thousands of notes poured in from shared bathrooms, kitchens, cubicles, and parking lots. (Wrote one reader: "Instead of a single note, can I submit an entire person? Like my mother?") This book represents the funniest and most outrageous of those submissions.

Despite the book's title, some of these notes are really more aggressive in tone, and some of them are more passive--polite, even. What they all share a common sense of frustration that's been channeled into written form rather than a direct confrontation. It's barbed criticism disguised as something else--helpful advice, friendly concern, light-hearted humor. But as Dr. Scott Wetzler, a clinical psychologist and author of Living with the Passive-Aggressive Man, observed: "A joke can be the most skillful passive-aggressive act there is."

--Kerry Miller

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“We dare you not to laugh out loud.”

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  • File Size: 6651 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (November 15, 2011)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003V1WVSO
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A quick way to improve your mood November 7, 2008
By BALK
Format:Paperback
I read Passive Aggressive Notes on the train home after a long day and went from tired and stressed out to laughing so hard that I shed a tear or two. It's a collection of real notes and photos of the outrageous things people can't find a way to say directly to their roommates and coworkers. Anyone who works in an office, shares an apartment, or dislikes confrontation will so love that this book exists.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The notes in this book are hilarious! November 16, 2008
By Jess
Format:Paperback
I'm a big fan of the passive-aggressive notes website, and I'm excited to now share these hilarious notes with friends away from the computer, too! As someone who has lived with lots of different roommates and works in an office that witnesses its fair share of passive-aggressive notes, I can definitely relate to a number of the notes in this book. I also bought a copy for my coworker because I knew she'd appreciate it given all of the notes we've seen around our office.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, funny stuff November 5, 2008
By CP
Format:Paperback
I always LOL at the PAN site, so I was thrilled to check out notes that didn't make it to the web. This book didn't disappoint. Somehow, the new stuff in the book is even more hilarious than what I've seen on the site. I'm just in awe of all the crazy people out there that write these notes! I've already passed the book to one of my co-workers who shares my distaste for people who'd rather write a note than make a verbal request. This is the perfect gift for your roommate or cube-mate (but read it yourself, first!).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious--a great gift idea! November 4, 2008
Format:Paperback
It's the beginning of November and I already have my office Secret Santa gift taken care of--might be perfect for a few former roommates as well!!!
This is a great collection of notes ranging from the creative to the ridiculous that will have you laughing with each turn of the page(I personally love the flow-chart for office coffee mug cleaning and the pad-locked microwave). I would strongly recommend this for anyone with a sense of humor, or as a gift for anyone you think might have one!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a disappointment February 11, 2009
By EMFM
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
From the listing and reviews, I was expecting belly laughs! The book does show the humor in passive aggressive note-writing - I've even written some myself over the years. But this was just okay. Maybe a slightly amusing way to spend an hour, but that's about it. Can't recommend it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightfully Entertaining November 5, 2008
By Sara
Format:Paperback
I have been a fan of passiveaggressivenotes.com since it started and its nice to have a print version! Having lived with some passive aggressive note-writers in my own life, I certainly can appreciate this collection. I think its a fabulous gift idea because its witty and fun. It is good for the people in your life with a great sense of humor and even better for those who need to do a little self reflection about their own passive-aggressive nature. This book is a must-have for any coffee table!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Was Expecting a Bit More.... January 13, 2009
By StewMan
Format:Paperback
I'd give it a C+ for originality, just not enough meat, too much potatoes. This book can be "read" in 15 minutes. Some of the Notes could have been "staged" and intermingled within the originals. Some of which are very funny.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny stuff February 27, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
And I might add, I have been guilty of doing the same thing, as has my wife. Sometimes it is a requirement, because the behavior being questioned is not exactly world shaking, but annoying and there's too much 'pissed off' seething anger behind the request for something small but ongoing for a long time.

All in all, a reminder to me that I'm not alone in doing this, but my requests ("turn off the light") are much more reasonable.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
funny book
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars A few chuckles
It was a novelty but I didn't appreciate the repeated swearing (exactly how passive is the f word?) & some of the notes were unreadable after being scanned & formatted
Published 18 days ago by Samantha Hite
5.0 out of 5 stars I laughed out loud
Just plain funny!
Published 1 month ago by Susan M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
Great coffee table (or bathroom) book!
Published 1 month ago by Katie Bourke
3.0 out of 5 stars it's fun. But not so fun that it's worth the ...
Silly book. I wouldn't pay full price for it if I were you, but if a cheap used one is available, it's fun. But not so fun that it's worth the full price. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lancaster active family
5.0 out of 5 stars My boss loved it.
I gave this to my boss for Christmas. This book is him and the way he is, so it was perfect for him. He is VERY passive aggressive and this fits both his work and home life. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Yvonne Graf
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Passive aggressive notes are the best, and one of my favorite bits of humor. Good to have laying around to pick up for a quick laugh.
Published 4 months ago by Jordan
1.0 out of 5 stars Really
Tjis has to be the worst for a kindle or like. Pix dont expand. Couldnt read half of them. Also....kinda lame. Sorry.
Published 4 months ago by Ok then
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent
Honestly, not as funny as I was hoping it would be, but I'm starting a collection of books, so for now, it will be kept in my collection. Read more
Published 4 months ago by JesseDaniel
5.0 out of 5 stars It's like Reddit made a book
I got this for my MIL for xmas and she loved it. I'm sure I've seen most, if not all of these, on the Internet somewhere, but she hasn't. It's a fun little coffee table book.
Published 8 months ago by Twilight1982
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Kerry Miller lives in Brooklyn, New York, with three roommates. She dreams of one day being able to afford an automatic dishwasher.

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