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  • Paperback
  • ASIN: B00005WAJU
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,340,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Very motivational and eye opening.
Marina Berny
His book also helps people to resist being influenced into other people's guilt-trips.
AleasureEveMagdalene
I love his writings, and laugh though out this book.
Robyn Roscoe

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By AleasureEveMagdalene on May 4, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Robert Ringer's book is excellent. His philosophy, which dictates that all people should look out for themselves is one of the interesting ideas ever to permeate the self-help movement. While other concepts exist such as altruism and theocratic belief systems, his is a very vital idea. It is true that we are all responsible for the outcome of our lives. Looking out for number one will help you-the-reader focus on one of the most important belief systems this time-period has ever known - self-centered-ness.
His book also helps people to resist being influenced into other people's guilt-trips.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By AleasureEveMagdalene on August 3, 2000
Format: Hardcover
What is the purpose of life? It's for the individual to get what he/she wants from life. This book underscores the basic, underlying principle of all success - self preservation is the first law of nature. Looking out for number one is such a philosophy. I rate this book excellent because of it's humor. Although this book wasn't intended to be a work of humor, it inadvertantly accomplishes this task.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robyn Roscoe on July 30, 2011
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This is a really great book to get a different realistic viewpoint on my different everyday events. I have read this book 3 times. First when I was 23 years old, and my husband recommended it to me. It was hard to comprehend, but I read it again when I was 30 years old and totally understood it. Loved it and refer to it many times. When my husband passed away in 2005, I felt my life was off kilter and needed to find center, so I picked up this book again. This was the best thing I could have done. I love his writings, and laugh though out this book. Looking out for #1 is a vantastic book to read, but if you do not understand the point he is trying to make, read it again, and ponder on it. Open your eyes and your mind, then decide for your self what YOU want to believe. His point of view or the one that society tell us what we should believe. I have recommended this book to soo many friends.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Katsuro on June 7, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I don't know how much of that was the book, and how much of it was the point I was at in my life, and the pertinence of the message to that point in my life. I just absorbed it like a sponge and much of it has become sort of a personal credo for me - although it was like I'd always had that credo and this book just put me in touch with it.

Definitely in the top 5 books that have most changed my life and perspective for the better. Great read for a time when you are at the bottom and need to empower yourself.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 25, 1998
Format: Hardcover
If you want to know what really motivates people to do the things that they do, read this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 6, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Through the use of personal experience and a considerable number of laughs the author explains his rules of life that will enable you and those you care about to enjoy life to the fullest. This book was a big, big, bestseller in 1977 and is still relevent today (1997)
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Robert Kirk VINE VOICE on March 24, 2011
Format: Hardcover
After finishing this book and buying it based on the average review I can't honestly say it was worth reading. Yes, Ringer's style of writing is very informal and down to earth, but to me that felt like a lot of rambling and nonsense. Not that I don't agree with what he was writing, it just is filled with wasted words. There are a couple of pearls of wisdom but not enough to keep my attention and endorse this book. In summary, his other books were more interesting and useful.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 10, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Drawn upon the author's own experiences in the world of advertising, this is an essential work to see how people think and react. (NOTE: This book was reprinted as "Looking Out For No. 1" and may be available under that new spelling.)
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