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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."
A Look Inside Passive Aggressive Notes
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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 & formattedPublished 3 hours ago by Samantha Hite
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 morePublished 1 month ago by Lancaster active family
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 morePublished 3 months ago by Yvonne Graf
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 3 months ago by Jordan
Tjis has to be the worst for a kindle or like. Pix dont expand. Couldnt read half of them. Also....kinda lame. Sorry.Published 3 months ago by Ok then
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 morePublished 4 months ago by JesseDaniel
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 7 months ago by Twilight1982