Q&A Ms. Manners

There's nothing funny about rude behavior, says comedian Whoopi Goldberg in a new kids' book

Whoopi Goldberg is a woman for all media. In her long career she has managed to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony. As of July, she has had a radio show on Clear Channel (no awards yet). And, oh, yes, Goldberg, 51, writes children's books in her spare time. Her latest, Whoopi's Big Book of Manners (Hyperion), takes on a particular pet peeve of hers: rude kids. Not her grandkids, of course. TIME's Andrea Sachs spoke with the comedian.

Why a children's book?

I've done one before [Alice, in 1992]. Whenever you want to give information to...

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