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The Misanthrope's Guide to Life: (Go Away!) by [Rowland, Meghan, Turner-Neal, Chris]
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About the Author

Meghan Rowland, a group-therapy dropout, was the only girl in kindergarten with a John Larroquette lunchbox. Chris Turner-Neal, an only child, is a graduate of James B. Bonham Middle School, where he received an F in participation. Together, they write the award-winning comedy blog 2birds1blog.com, a collection of crass musings, investigative reporting, and sarcasm widely hailed as "the thinking man's Beavis and Butthead". Sharing an author bio is an uncomfortably intimate experience for both of them.

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  • File Size: 3085 KB
  • Print Length: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (August 18, 2011)
  • Publication Date: August 18, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005R9HF8E
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It was only in the last few years I began to embrace and appreciate my preference for aloneness and, since misanthropes tend to avoid situations in which they could meet others like themselves, I've been wondering if there was really anyone out there like me. The Misanthrope's Guide to Life: (Go Away!) provided the first hint of camaraderie I have been able to tolerate in my lifetime. Meghan and Chris's thoughts are my thoughts; their skewed humor and view of life, much like my own. But I didn't have to pay attention to body language and decide whether to respond to or ignore a plethora of social cues. All the fun without all the...people. I purchased this book for Kindle, avoiding inevitable chit-chat with the clerk at the bookstore who, regardless of the fact that I'm buying a book about avoiding people, thinks that I like to talk about what I am buying ("Just ring up the damn books and tell me how much to pay!"). It's funny, sarcastic, but real in a way only another misanthrope can understand and appreciate.
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As a true misanthrope, someone who has trouble finding the desire to be around people (to exist in the world in general), due to the ludicrous nature of humanity, I found this book to be a slap in the face.

The intro to the book is just a poorly written "love" story about how the two authors met when they were children and bonded over their supposed hatred of others (as well as love of cigarettes and alcohol, how cool). And then, the rest of the book, I s*** you not, is just kitschy joke "advice" about how the misanthrope should handle everyday life situations. 'What to do when you throw a party and you want everyone to leave'. I've never thrown a party, nor will I, due to my DISLIKE OF OTHER HUMANS. Hence, misanthropy.

It's incredibly obvious that the book is written by two hipsters who take an excessive amount of pride in standing out in a crowd, while still making absolutely sure that they are an integral part of the crowd. The hipster credo.

So if you're looking for a book to make you feel cooler than everyone else around you, to boost your self esteem and make you feel like you're not like everyone else, even though you think the same and act the same, then by all means grab this book.

But if you dislike humanity, have a hard time coping with the real world, and are looking for honest, intellectual help with how to deal with your anger and aggression towards a senseless world, I urge you to look elsewhere. This book will only aggravate those feelings.

best of luck,
Allen Leper Hampton

PS- A note to the authors: I destroyed your book so that no one else would have to read it again. I hope you see this.
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This book was so good, if I went to prison with the authors I would protect them in the shower.
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As a fellow misanthrope, there are courtesies that are unspoken (like the hand wave in traffic), that normally would send me into a tirade filled with vitriol and fervor - reading on today's Twitter that this book can be downloaded for "free" (meaning no-cost) was one of those moments that turned into a Christmas Miracle of sorts, because the book and their blog and their tweets are so funny that even as a misanthrope, I am happy for the misanthrope-challenged population who will be given the opportunity to educate themselves about those of us who avoid them at all costs, and understand that it really is us, not them. I not only downloaded and paid for the book on my Kindle last month, I bought paperback copies for my friends and coworkers, because again, it is that funny! And real. Thanks Meg and Chris, and you're welcome.
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This book has rapidly become a must-have staple in my bathroom reading. It's small, so it doesn't take up much counter-space, and its chapters are handily broken up into little segments, so you don't have to set it down in the middle of an important part. Also, it's hilariously funny. Sometimes I remove it from the bathroom and read it in other rooms of the house, and it's still extremely funny. Whether you spend a lot of time in the bathroom or not, I heartily recommend this book.
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I have been a fan of the blog 2birds1blog.com since before Meg got fired for writing anonymously about the company she worked for (which I mention only because the situation brought out the best of Meg). I love each and every post, and am thrilled that now with The Misanthrope's Guide to Life (Go Away!) I get to have a bit o' Meg and Chris to call my very own (without the hassle of stalking, and logistical problems of how to physically get a bit of them...).

By the time my relationship with Misanthropes was only a few chapters old, I felt like I must have had a stalker. I mean, I must have been tailed quite closely for the authors to have reached in to my soul and laid bare on a word processing program exactly who I am inside and what is right/wrong with me.

By the end of the book, I feel like I need to purchase multiple copies to give out to people who try to "get" me. Mom, sister, brother? Christmas is coming.
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A funny take on how to deal with real-life situations. If you're not shy about the f-word, it's a good, snappy read.
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