- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Portfolio (April 29, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1591846897
- ISBN-13: 978-1591846895
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 42 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,833,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Good Advice from Bad People: Selected Wisdom from Murderers, Stock Swindlers, and Lance Armstrong Paperback – April 29, 2014
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"[A] witty collection . . . The book tells us something important about advice in general. From the issuer's point of view, admonitions are not meant to be followed at all. In fact, they are positioning statements that tell the world about the values the issuer would like it to think they hold." -- The Financial Times
"[T]he subject matter and the author are both funny as hell." -- CBS Local
About the Author
Zac Bissonnette is the author of Debt-Free U. and How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, Mental Floss, and Boston Globe Magazine. In August 2013, he was blocked on Twitter by Donald Trump.
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and I just bought this eye-opener on Amazon.
And I'm GLAD I DID! I hate to be cynical, but it's good to know that people are "only human," after all -- in that it's so easy NOT to "practice what we preach" -- I do believe there is a little bit of hypocrite in each one of us!
However, some very blind leaders are making lots of money while leading the blind. Others are practically worshipped as modern-day saints, but in fact are "wolves in sheep's clothing," as this book so aptly illustrates. It all seems to boil down to money and power (and maybe sex, too), and very few mortals are able to rise above these corruptive influences.
The religious miscreants (as opposed to business and sports figures) portrayed in this book are particularly unsettling, as they above all should "know better."
Indeed, there are some shocking accounts, such as Creflo Dollar ("Unto Creflo Dollar the dollar doth flow!") allegedly strangling and beating the crap out of his daughter while professing a Christian sentiment of non-violence. And he is just one of many worthies presently doing battle in a "pacifist" arena (not to mention Thomas Weeks III. Or Victoria Osteen. And of course we all know about Swaggart and Bakker. However -- these folks and more are all represented in this expose).
The moral of the story? ONLY "In God (should) We Trust."
(It IS ironic that this wise maxim appears on MONEY, is it not?)
Reading Good Advice From Bad People is something eeveryone should read. I just bought three more copies so that I could make sure my friends and family are able to read this for themselves. It's too good not to.