1 January 1975
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| A sister to Scheherazade, The onion eaters, A Singular Man, The destinies of Darcy Da, The Beastly Beatitude|
The Unexpurgated Code: A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners is a 1975 non-fiction humorous book by J. P. Donleavy.
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The book is a guide for people who feel that they should belong to the manner born - that is, not having to work and generally living a life of luxury.
- Social Climbing
- Extinctions and Mortalities
- Vilenesses Various
- In Pursuit of Comfortable Habits
- Perils and Precautions
The book consists of hundreds of anecdotes and events one may encounter throughout life, and how to deal with them. Some examples include:Upon Embellishing your Background
Upon the Sudden Reawakening of your Sordid Background
Ass kissing and other types of Flattery
Upon Saucy Assemblages
Upon Marrying a Lady for Her Money
Stripping and Streaking
When the Overwhelming Desire to Goose a Lady Cannot be Suppressed
Upon Being a Member of the Titled Classes
Blowing upon Your Soup
Shabby Shabby People
Shabby Shabby Shabby People
Shaving: "Hey why are you growing that beard."..."I say, you unpleasantly unfortunate radoteur, I'm not doing a thing. You're shaving every day."
When Some Supercilious Cunt Asks Is There Anything Wrong: "Yes, you evil little man, I'm looking at your tie."
How to Prevent People from Detesting You: "Don't try."
The Psychologist: "This smug son of a bitch."