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Confessions of an S.O.B. (Plume) Paperback – October 1, 1990

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Product Details

  • Series: Plume
  • Paperback: 38 pages
  • Publisher: Plume (October 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452265037
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452265035
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,444,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Al Neuharth's son, Dan Neuharth, a psychologist, has written a book called: "If You Had Controlling Parents: How To Make Peace With Your Past and Find Your Place In the World" [...]

If you read the son's book first and then read this book, you will find Al Neuharth's view of himself as "lovable" quite a fantasy. The son's book is excellent help for adult children of narcissistic parents, and quite well reviewed, unlike this book.

I do not believe that success in business or publishing requires the enormous betrayals Al Neuharth performed to others in his industry or to his family.
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Format: Paperback
Of the 30+ business/motivational books I've read, this is by far the worst. Al Neuharth is someone I've always respected for being successful, especially when everyone doubted him, but his book is basically a bragging session. It gives no real advice, unless your a millionaire trying to make deals with Unions and the President. Definately pass on this one.
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Format: Hardcover
I enjoyed reading this book. Al was definitley a loveable S.O.B..The man really built an empire in spite of all the critics that believed an National paper was a ridiculous idea. He did it with style, grace, and charm. The book also reminded me of an old saying "every failure plants a seed of an equivalent success."
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Format: Hardcover
"He worked like a slave and lived like a sultan." And when I worked at USA Today, THE meet-up-for-lunch landmark was "The Al Head," his bust on the concourse between the two office towers.

The corporate culture he created boldly, sometimes extravagantly, demanded curiosity about how media need to evolve, to remain relevant.

Recommended reading for all my clients.

RIP, Al.
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By Scott Reed on January 29, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is the funniest, wittiest, and most informative business book that I've ever read. It's not for the weak hearted and weak kneed, though. Al was a ruthless SOB who did things his way, and ignored the naysayers!!
A true business maverick writes his memoirs. Great read! Whenever I need to get back to the business basics, I pull this book out. I've read it so many times that my copy is dog-eared.
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