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Product Details

  • Paperback: 170 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 26, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440466971
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440466977
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,726,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Real problems require surreal solutions. This collection of essays explores life's problems from working to eating to relationships to parenting, and suggests solutions which, if not altogether sane, are at least funny. If we can't solve our problems, we can at least laugh at them. Or at ourselves. Or at others. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Chet Haase is a software geek and writer living and working in Silicon Valley. He regularly posts humor writings on his weblog at http://chetchat.blogspot.com.

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I hope to see more from this guy!
P. Haase
Chet has a very specific, very clever, and painfully amusing sense of humor, word choice, and subject matter.
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An entertaining book you can read one piece at a time.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Romain Guy on November 9, 2008
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An entertaining book you can read one piece at a time. The perfect format for a good distraction during a busy day.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. Haase on January 20, 2009
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Chet Haase is a cynic of the best kind! He appreciates the subtle idiosyncracies of life and is able to present them on paper. This is a perfect book to take with you for short bouts of entertainment during a busy schedule, or to keep in the water closet for those special moments.
I hope to see more from this guy!
(Yeah, OK, I'm his aunt, but even if I wasn't I would write this review. Really.)
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Chet has a very specific, very clever, and painfully amusing sense of humor, word choice, and subject matter. Especially if you're a geek/engineer, but certainly not exclusively.

If you're even remotely considering NOT buying this book, read one of my favorite works by the author: The Best Defense is a Good Office ([...] and be sure you have your credit card handy afterwards. Here's a bit of it:

"Your office is a critical part of your image. It's an important part of the façade, like the shrink wrap on fancy cucumbers or the wax coating on otherwise soft and dull apples. Or like an exciting picture on the jacket of another dull mystery novel. Your office needs to clearly state, 'This is who I am. Kneel Before Me in Awe. And bring me a donut.'
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Most offices today have a low-pile carpet designed for easy cleaning as well as providing decent camouflage of coffee and blood stains. But battles were never fought on carpet, and today's Corporate Warrior can't hope to reach his or her potential on such feeble grounding. Have marble or granite installed in the floor of your cube. Wear shoes with heels that make a clear clack of authority when walking on it. Pace often, and tap your foot constantly. Your co-workers all over the building will hear you being important all day long."
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