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Shit Ain't Perfect (Satirical Self Help, Life Advice, Social Commentary, Racial Prejudice, Anthropological Study, Dark Humor, Funny Guide) [Kindle Edition]

Evan Bollinger
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Shit Ain't Perfect is a book that defies classification. Blunt, humorous, and unspeakably irreverent, it encapsulates the known--and rarely discussed--aspects of everyday life. You should probably not read it aloud.

"Shit Ain't Perfect" includes:

** Men, Women, and Sex Life

** Stress Management and Building Self-Confidence

** Racism, Sexism, Sizism, Colorism, and General 'Haters'

** Psychological testing and assessment (informally)
-- personality types and disorders
-- depression and suicide
-- psychopathy and narcissism
-- those morons who cut you off in traffic

** Parenting and Child-rearing (ie; "kids on a leash")

** Early, Intermediate, and Advanced Education (e=mc^2)

** The Current Job Market (mostly blank pages)

** Drugs and Drug-related Disorders (don't remember writing this part)

and

** Why It's Okay to Hate Your Neighbors
(and virtually everybody you ever meet)


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"Finally Some Bravado"

Product Details

  • File Size: 1531 KB
  • Print Length: 426 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006ZCBYP2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,044,105 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Different--honest May 30, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
While I definitely feel comfortable saying that this book is not going to appeal to everyone, it did have some excellent writing and some interesting points. When you read this be prepared for honesty. The author does not hold back his opinion of much of anything, although he does offer warnings for what is about to come. Although this was certainly not my usual fare as far as reading goes, it was entertaining and I am glad I had the chance to read it.

There is quite a lot of humour in this book and there are times when you just can't help but nod your head in agreement with the author. If you are looking for something different to make you stop and think about...well...basically anything and everything under the sun, this will do nicely. I particularly enjoyed the portions of the book where the author described women. :) He seems to have a good personality that conveys well in his writing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun! July 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the type of book that I would describe as being about nothing and (at the same time) about everything! Perhaps best enjoyed in small doses, it covers a lot of territory in a blunt and, at times, very un-P.C. manner that I personally found to be most refreshing. After all, there is something to be said for being frank and open about things, especially when the author dissects the personalities of various "types" of individuals. Even the various races get analyzed in a way that might offend the overly sensitive reader but which brings to light the way many people would describe them if they were to be totally sincere in expressing their feelings and opinions.

In all honesty, how many of us never get annoyed by that obnoxious person who drives erratically, that school bus that insists upon stopping at every other house, or that big-mouth dude (or gal) who thinks (s)he knows everything?

I had a terrific time as I read this and actually found the writer echoing my own thoughts, as I was reminded that, if we can't laugh at ourselves and at our own idiosyncrasies and inner prejudices, then we're basically just "P.C. crybabies" (as the author himself puts it on at least one occasion). In other words, a lot of the writing here is clever and amusing: for example, wondering whether Gatorade is actually beneficial to alligators (silly, I know!)and in another chapter referring to a prominent female politician as a "pseudo-woman." (Or how about categorizing people over the age of 40 as OLD???)

This book may not be to everyone's liking, but we all have different tastes and personalities (as the author repeatedly suggests), so what else would you expect?

(I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is some perfect shit! August 12, 2013
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Loved it! Normally I don't read satire, but this book was hilarious, thought-provoking, and boldly truthful all at once. Not to mention some amazing insights about human nature. It's a shame more people have not read this author. He's on to something!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I DON'T EVEN KNOW... September 9, 2013
By Suzanne
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I read this because it seemed interesting. Having read it, I'm still not even sure what I read. But maybe that's the beauty of SAP.

It definitely seems like satire, but there are also elements of dark insecurity and sometimes a conspicuous lack of concern for what *most* people would think.
I gave it 5 stars because it's just that different. I dunno. I think it's a book that many people could afford to read, but that few will. I also think the author is one hilarious and crazy person!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilariously Different March 28, 2014
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This isn't a self-help book, although in many areas it seems the author is trying to school you in the ways of life. The candor is very unorthodox and highly sarcastic in points. If you aren't use to that type of style, this won't be your cup of tea.

This is the type of book that shakes things up a bit. More than a bit--a whole lot!

Even in moments when the author shucks and jives, quite a few of his viewpoints are relevant in the current world:

1. Educated people unable to get entry level jobs (overqualified)--one of my favorite sections of the write
2. Different types of drivers
3. Different types of people
4. The bleak landscape of current high school and college graduates
5. The hype of Hollywood
6. Religion (hypocrisy)

There's so much more but those are the major ones that stuck out.

I floated between moments of shock, thinking "I can't believe he said that" and holding my sides in laughter. This book was unashamed in delivery and candor, causing my brain and my funny bone maximum stimulation.

The conversational type air was refreshing and the dictionary towards the end for some of the funny jargon used was very helpful.

The only drawback is that the author didn't make this a series of sorts, since so many topics were covered in one setting.

For its out the box style and many gems of truthful reflection, this will be a mainstay in my Kindle. I also recommend this for fans of satire and the wildly unconventional.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It! September 8, 2013
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Honestly, I couldn't stop laughing at the humor. It's real, it's fresh, it's original and in many ways very true! Take a different look at life with a brand new perspective! Get your copy today! You won't regret it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amusing and enlightening
Very funny read.
Published 3 months ago by David Brazos
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Funny yet so true
Published 3 months ago by Gina M Dettman
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Satirical Commentary
This book speaks the truth about "Perfect Satirical Commentary" in such a hillarious manner. These are from real life experiences. Read more
Published 3 months ago by B. Camp
2.0 out of 5 stars A particular kind of humor
This is a book full of the author's observations about everything under the sun. I personally don't care for it at all, but acknowledge that some may find it funny. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Apollinaire
2.0 out of 5 stars why
I started reading this book because I thought it would be funny but it was stupid so I deleted it
Published 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Not really sure about this one.
This author is certainly intelligent but some of the things were just a little too... blunt for my liking. Read more
Published 15 months ago by AA
4.0 out of 5 stars Messed Up but Good
So this book has some pretty messed up things but I still dig it. I have to wonder what the author was thinking at times but other times he seems to write with surprising lucidity. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Christine bernard
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply refreshing
It has been a while since I read such a groundbreaking book. It is rough, direct, and straight to the point. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Alexis
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the faint of heart!
So I have a few things to say... This book is offensive but in a good way. I know, I know, that might not make sense, but let me explain... It's necessarily offensive. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Candace Leah and Book Goddess Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Whoa, what??
What a nutty book. I liked it, hated it, and had no real understanding of some parts of it. Overall, an awesomely abrasive book. Read more
Published 16 months ago by M Sockel
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More About the Author

I've been writing on and off for years, but just recently started taking self-publishing seriously. My interests cover a wide area, including but not limited to: horror, scifi, action and adventure, psychology, metaphysical, satire, self-help, and even some erotica!

I like to push the boundaries and blur the box. As a result, some of my imaginings have been met by utter disgust and/or confusion. This is fine, and all part of the collaborative creative process. I thank any and all readers for giving me their eyes and their minds, and hope to impress upon those faculties the distorted visions that 'plague' me ;)

As of now, I am hard at work on my first full 'cohesive' novel. Many of my short stories available for purchase are teasers; that is, they give a taste of my style. One day, some of these short stories may be incorporated into longer works or series, depending upon how they are received by you, the reader.

Thanks for reading!


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