How To Self-Destruct.
Jason Philip Seiden
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Written by expert personnel problem-solver Jason Philip Seiden, How To Self-Destruct: Making the Least of What's Left of Your Career is a self-help book with a twist--rather than offer rose-colored, optimistic encouragement to make the best of oneself, How To Self-Destruct simply and plainly spells out how to utterly waste one's life, sabotage one's goals, immerse oneself in misery and apathy, and ultimately, self-destruct. Guidelines for a sure road to lifelong failure and regret include "Remind everyone how great an honor it is for them to help you", "Only make logical arguments, both to yourself and others" (a sure road to failure given how emotion-driven human beings are), and "Fall for a married main, or fall for a woman attracted to married men. Either way." The tongue-in-cheek negative approach in How To Self-Destruct drives its points home with an unforgettable dose of wry humor, though fans of video games, Bill O'Reilly, casual Fridays, and other aspects of popular culture should brace themselves for a snarky denouncing. Sidebars for the "truly masochistic success-seeker" such as "A masochist's rule for involvement: Speak up and speak out... Run for office if that's what it takes" offer balance to the (overall) very effective list of ways to ruin one's life, but ultimately, How To Self-Destruct stands tall among self-help books in that it unquestionably lives up to its title.
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|Title Annotation:||How to Self-Destruct: Making the Least of What's Left of Your Career|
|Publication:||Small Press Bookwatch|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2007|
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