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Assholeology: The Science Behind Getting Your Way - and Getting Away with it Paperback – January 18, 2010
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About the Author
Steve Greenberg (Los Angeles, CA) is an experienced actor and even more experienced asshole. His acting career has included stints in regional theatre, off-Broadway musicals, and NYC'S Gotham City Improv Company. Currently, he performs improvisational comedy with the L.A. Connection Comedy. Greenberg lives at home with a wife, three children, two dogs, and several cats in an old house that Bob Vila would run from.
Dennis Lavalle (Los Angeles, CA) has dealt with plenty of not-ready-for-primetime assholes as a Hollywood acting coach. A graduate of New York University, Lavalle knows what it takes to properly pull off the asshole attitude on both coasts. He credits his wife Jeanne and their two kids for saving him from a life of meaningless sexual interludes ending in an alcohol-induced death face-down in the gutter.
Chris Illuminati is a freelance writer and fulltime a**hole. He's a regular contributor to sites like AskMen.com, Asylum.com, and TheBachelorGuy.com, and pretends to be witty daily on www.chrisilluminati.com. He lives with his wife in New Jersey.
Top Customer Reviews
If you think this will help you become more assertive and more successful, you will actually find yourself marginalized at work. You can't act confident. You are, or you aren't...pretending to be an a**hole will make you appear to be just that, an a**hole (and not the type that is detailed in this book).
He confuses being confident, assertive, and having a clear understanding of who you are and what you will tolerate with some absurd examples of how to be a prick.
Bottom line, it is a perfect example of how anyone can get published about anything, but talent is not required to get your name on a book cover.
A**holeology answers "Why are books, movies, and television shows about a**holes so popular?" Ask a person to describe a**holes and they spit out, "Vile! Loathsome! Arrogant! Self-centered! Belligerent! A jerk! The worst of the worst! The lowest of the low!" All are accurate descriptions however, while you were stuttering through a litany of insults, the a**hole moved in on your girlfriend or iced you out of a major promotion. Likely, he did both.
The book's title led me to believe we would steer into crude seas. I fondly recalled Dirty Jokes and Beer by Drew Carey, a profane little memoir about "boozing, throwing dice, and chasing skirts" that substituted transitional paragraphs with dick jokes. However, aside from the titular profanity, A**holeology closely resembles The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.
Authors and self-proclaimed a**holes Steve Greenberg, Dennis Lavalle and Chris Illuminati skillfully balance sarcasm with sage advice. Unapologetic in their approach, they serve up truisms like "A**holes are never forgotten" in 24-pt type.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So incredibly stupid. Feels like it was written by a child or someone with a head injuryPublished 3 days ago by Scott Derrickson
Past this book out to my gf's. Lol. We had a few weeks of giggles and fun with it.Published 13 months ago by TINA BAER