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WHO CUT THE CHEESE? An Amazing Parody About Change And How We Can Get Our Hands On Yours [Kindle Edition]

Stilton Jarlsberg , Kenneth Bleucheese
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Who Cut The Cheese?" is the original, hilarious parody of the business bestseller "Who Moved My Cheese?"

It is a parable in which four rats must find a way through a maze in their hunt for "Cheese." But this "Cheese" is actually symbolic of the things we all want out of life: success and self-confidence, a nice house, a loving marital relationship, perfect children, a loyal dog, indoor plumbing, good Chinese food, several million tax-free dollars, and red-hot sex with multiple partners.

The "Maze" in this story is symbolic of the twisting, turning, confusing, mugger-filled blind alleys of Your Life. And since you're being compared to a rat in this book, the whole "Maze" analogy works like a charm.

When you come to see the "Psycho-babble on the Wall," you can discover for yourself how to deal with change in the workplace, and how to find the Cheese that will make your life joyous and fulfilling.

Failing that, if you were forced by your boss to read "Who Moved My Cheese?" before getting a pay cut or a pink slip, "Who Cut The Cheese?" will at least give you the last laugh!

NOTE: "Who Cut the Cheese?" is a small gem - meaning that it's roughly 1400 pages shorter than "War and Peace," but roughly the same length as the teeny tiny original book (around 80 pages). That's why the price is low, but the "laughs per page" ratio is high!


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"I'm giving this book to everyone I know and asking them to give it to everyone they know, because Stilton Jarlsberg is the greatest living writer since Shakespeare. Come to think of it, that makes him the greatest living writer period, because Shakespeare is dead as a doornail and, face it, who ever understood what the hell he was writing about anyway? Not only is this book easy to read, but it also has pictures. I like that."        
-- Kenneth Bleucheese

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Parody

Who Cut the Cheese? is a parable (Latin for "terrible parody") in which four characters must find a way through a maze in their hunt for "Cheese." But please keep in mind that this cheese is actually symbolic of the things that we all want out of life: success and self-confidence, a nice house, a loving marital relationship, perfect children, a loyal dog, indoor plumbing, good Chinese food, several million tax-free dollars, and red-hot sex with multiple partners.

The "Maze" in this story is symbolic of the twisting, turning, confusing, mugger-filled blind alleys of Your Life. More important, since you're being compared to a rat in this book, the whole "Maze" analogy works like a charm.

When you come to see the "Psychobabble on the Wall," you can discover for yourself how to deal with change and how to find the Cheese that will make your life joyous and fulfilling. Failing that, feel free to take crayons and color in all the pictures. It's fun, it's therapeutic, and it will make it impossible for you to return this book for a refund.


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  • File Size: 354 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002CGT05Q
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,113 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Caution! You Could Hurt Yourself Laughing! November 21, 2000
By "tg914"
Format:Hardcover
I'm a big fan of office humor books (Dilbert is my patron saint) but nothing I've read until now prepared me for the relentless flurry of hilarious jokes in Dr. Jarlsberg's "Who Cut the Cheese?" If you're eating, you'll choke. If you're drinking coffee, you'll shoot it out your nose. If you're wearing good clothes, you'll wet yourself. If you're reading the book in church, you'll go to Hell. It's THAT funny! I experienced real pain at being forced to read the original (and distinctly UN-funny) "Who Moved My Cheese?" at work. Now I'm glad I did, if only to enhance my appreciation of this little hand grenade of a parody. I'm buying a handful to give as office gifts for the holidays (okay, so I'm cheap). Hint - there are jokes hidden everywhere in this book, so don't overlook the fine print. On the copyright page, in microtype, it says "printed on acid free paper because the stuff with acid burned our fingers." Hey, you've GOT to love a book like this!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Easy Shot September 12, 2000
Format:Hardcover
Someone had to do it. The legions of working people who have to put up with a boss or a HR manager who takes to heart the asinine and prosaic teachings of Ken Blanchard (One Minute Manager) and his ilk needed someone to write a book like this to verify that they have not gone mad and that some management books really have gotten dumbed-down to the point that "Who Moved My Cheese" can become a serious bestseller. This book is amusing, and it takes all of fifteen minutes to read, but it really deserves to be purchased; and then anonymously mailed to every clueless boss who thinks grown people should be treated like children.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You think Deepak is deep? Hold on to your hats. September 21, 2000
Format:Hardcover
Whoa! Don't be fooled by the "parody" label: this is a profound and expertly crafted book. The casual reader should not overlook the subtle hidden messages of this volume. I found that the themes and symbols of the work did not become clear until I had re-read the book several times, and purchased additional copies as gifts for my friends and acquaintances. The anagrams, palindromes, and crytograms scattered willy-milly throughout the text are worth the price of admission. Some of the wordplay is so obscure that James Joyce or Lewis Carroll would weep (with pleasure!). A truly great mind and potent personality is tantalizing us behind the nom de brilliance, "Stilton Jarlsberg." Expect great things from this volume...the author is truly a Master of Life.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Three Cheers for this "Cheese!" September 26, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Stilton Jarlsberg has taken all of the most inane elements of Spencer Johnson's "Who Moved My Cheese?" and wrapped them up into one big hilarious "cheese ball." This little book packs its pages with wickedly on-target spoofs of all the fads currently afflicting corporate America: simplistic mottos, incompetent bosses, and "change for change's sake." Highly recommended!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
For those out there who have felt forced, or coerced by management, to have to read the book, "Who moved my cheese", you will immediately see the immense humor of this parody by Jarlsberg. Sadly, you will also see the truth. In page layout, writing style and book size, "Who Cut the Cheese" is an incredibly funny, yet all too true, twisted retelling of the small, best-selling management book.
Do not feel that you have to read "Who Moved My Cheese" in order to appreciate the humor of this book. It stands alone...and is a much better read, frankly. And if you must waste money on yet another business management book, why not have some fun with it? Change IS good after all!
One can only wonder if the sole purpose behind reading the other book, "Who moved my cheese" is just to make long-time, loyal employees pack their bags and leave their companies in search of real cheese elsewhere...and some respect. To seek out employment in a place where the people you work for might appreciate the fact that you do indeed have a brain. Because there is nothing in that book that most employees don't already know about managing change.
Jarlsberg's book, however, cleverly uncovers what's really going on in workplaces today. He shows how employees find their own unique, if not sometimes underhanded or downright evil, ways of coping with change, and that change can be good. And the authors didn't even pay me a dime to say all that, although they are laughing their way to the bank, I'd imagine. So, too, are the authors of that other cheese book...I think, buying this one instead, is money better spent.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny if you read the original. February 13, 2001
Format:Hardcover
If you read _Who Moved my Cheese?_, you will definitely appreciate the wit and humor behind this book. Snitch and Scamper are two rats that you have to watch out for. Hi and Ho are the little people that are trying to survive in this cutthroat maze we call the business world. The four friends' story that bookend the Maze Story is much more real to life than the story in the original book. If I were to pick which of the characters I am, I would have to be the little person (I got Hi and Ho mixed up) that tried to make it on his own by searching the maze and writing the phrases on the wall. A great laugh!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheese Whiz November 9, 2000
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Do not, under any circumstance, read this book in a team-building meeting. You might get fired or worse, promoted. It is "laugh-out-loud," funny, witty, wry, saracastic and fairly helpful. I mean, now I know why I didn't get the jobs I should have gotten. Drats, had I just read this book who knows where I'd be today. All paradody's are not created equal. The orginal Cheese book was "ripe" for satire because, it actually took itself seriously. Hello? And its outstanding sales are a scary commentary on our sound bite generation of business cheesewhiz kids. Who Cut the Cheese, cuts the mustard as far as lampoons go. Just carefully choose who you share it with. One guy I read aloud to started to tear up. Seems the orginal cheese book affected him quite deeply and he was not amused at the jabs. Ah well.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the stories!
Interesting read. Enjoyed the stories!
Published 6 days ago by Breeze
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for today's business world
Since this book came out, the philosophy of success it propounds is not that workable anymore. Clever imagery but little to really help people succeed.
Published 3 months ago by Rob Natiuk
4.0 out of 5 stars I laughed. That has to be good!
Love the parody. Life is too short to be taken too seriously. And you may even find some insights too! Worth re-reading again and again.
Published 3 months ago by Niki Bullas
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Easy read, great to reflect on life situations and use as a guide in the business world. As must read in college.
Published 3 months ago by Leslie Gil
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
This book does not live up to the glowing reviews at all, in my opinion. I was thoroughly disappointed with this book, which would be much more appropriately described as a... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr Colm Henry
5.0 out of 5 stars Great parody
if you love parodies and twisted humor, this book delivers. I enjoyed the way the content follows along the path of the original but veers off enough to be hysterical. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dr Olly
3.0 out of 5 stars Very funny
I thought it was fun to read. Really makes you think about the decisions we make and why we make them. I guess I would recommend it.
Published 9 months ago by Jatania Mota
4.0 out of 5 stars gwfarm looks at who cut the cheese
Having read and enjoyed WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? I was intrigued by this new book. I found it both hilarious and amazingly reflective of real human reactioons to crisis situations -... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Free Form Enterprises
5.0 out of 5 stars get me back on track!
read this once when a "team player" in a growing company . . . now in a managerial role, it helps me assist those around me who "chase the cheese"
Published 12 months ago by jfg hudson
1.0 out of 5 stars Who cut the cheese? Jarlsberg did in writing this piece of junk
Don't even consider purchasing this piece of garbage, not even for a funny (ha ha) type parody gift. Honestly, I am not sure how this was even allowed to be published. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Gary M.
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More About the Author

Stilton Jarlsberg is a humorist, cartoonist, writer, and political commentator. He burst onto the national scene a dozen years ago as the author of "Who Cut the Cheese?" - a delicious parody of the business bestseller "Who Moved My Cheese?" by Spencer Johnson. "Who Cut the Cheese?" remains popular today with all of those who have either lost their jobs, are about to lose their jobs, or dislike the jobs they're hanging onto by their fingernails. Which, at this point, is pretty much everyone.

Jarlsberg is also the creator of two popular cartoon blogs: "Hope n' Change Cartoons" which features politically-incorrect conservative cartoons and commentary on topical news stories, and the completely non-political "Johnny Optimism" which features a wheelchair-bound boy and his faithful dog coping with the worst run of bad luck imaginable (the strip's motto is "What doesn't kill you makes you stranger."

"The Obama Sutra" is Jarlsberg's funniest political book yet, deftly mixing pointed humor and a thought-provoking thumbnail history of the "Hope and Change" years.

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