Most self-help books substitute the sugary confection of pleasantries for the gamey meat of truth. Now, NY'er and former "Pop-Up Video" head writer Marty Kihn helps you tear out the throat of success, with his just-released A$$hole: How I Got Rich & Happy By Not Giving A Damn About Anyone (And How You Can Too)!
Here, Marty boils down his wisdom into bites you can take down with your Folgers:
On the dramatic arts Being an a$$hole in the office works surprisingly well. Part of the reason is that people in an office are putting on an act. You're not really being you. So why not take it a step further and act like a complete a$$hole.
On conduct becoming of a gentleman A lot of people make the mistake of paying attention when someone's talking to them. That's backwards. When you talk to someone look in their eyes. Actually right between their eyes. It's a dominance thing. And when they're talking, do two things at once. Be distracted.
On housetraining your pets Funny thing about dogs is they respond naturally to dominant hierarchies. You can even try treating your coworkers like dogs. When they stand just say "sit".
On conversational etiquette Someone who's really an a$$hole has no sense of humor. None. They just talk. That's the thing. You're never talking about someone else's topics. You're always making them listen to you.
On posterity I also want to do a book on how to raise an a$$hole child. Because it's important to start them young.
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