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People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It!: The 10 Ways You Are Sabotaging Yourself and How You Can Overcome Them Hardcover – Bargain Price, December 30, 2008
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James Bradley, New York Times Bestselling Author, Flags of Our Fathers and Flyboys
"Larry Winget takes a tough love approach to helping you improve your life with this book but you'll be glad you read it. He doesn't mince words yet his advice for making more of yourself is spot on."
Mark Sanborn, bestselling author, The Fred Factor and You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader
"Larry's frank, brutal, tough and sometimes even obnoxious! But you know something? He has a big heart and an even bigger gut for how we can avoid big mistakes."
Neil Cavuto, Fox News
His advice . . . is so blunt and so true that it might keep you sane until you retire.
Top Customer Reviews
I'm always wary of reviewers who write a long treatise here. It seems they have an axe to grind -- positive or negative -- and that their position is more about them than it is the book. So, here's the bottom line: If you want to get fuzzy inspiration, this isn't the book for you. If, however, you want a book that shows you how to get your act together, quit sabotaging yourself, and have a better year in 2009, regardless of the economy, stop reading reviews and start buying (and reading) this book.
You may -- or may not -- like HOW Larry makes his points. However, WHAT he says will change your life. It has mine. Sometimes the most valuable advice is the stuff we don't want to hear.
If you sit up and pay attention this book will show us all how we act like idiots sometimes. We sabotage our lives when we are ignorant, stupid, lazy, don't care, lack vision, have low expectations, don't recognize the consequences of our actions, have bad habits, have poor role models, and have no plan. The author shows how to overcome all of these challenges through sound principles and common sense. This is not rocket science but it is solutions to problems that some readers may not even know that they have. You will find principles in this book that will change your life. Don't be an idiot, buy the book and learn something new.
Let me suggest a three step process for reviews, and then apply it to People are Idiots.
Step One: What is the quality of the writing? Is it grammatical? Consistent? Does it maintain ones' interest?
Step Two: What is the quality of the information (if non-fiction) or story (if fiction)? [NOT "Do I like it?" That's next.] Is it researched and footnoted if appropriate? If it is free-form, it is logical? Does the author use appropriate examples? Does s/he understand logic?
Step Three: How do I personally react to the book as a whole? Do I agree with it? Even if I don't agree with it, does it make a significant contribution to the public discourse? (Note: I've positively reviewed books I don't agree with for precisely that last reason.)
In a 5-star system like Amazon uses, I'm thinking that we put step one and step two together and account for at least 4 of the stars.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved reading the book because I work at a non-profit that does financial counseling and we are not allowed to tell our clients they are IDIOTS, so having Larry do it via the book... Read morePublished 8 months ago by David Antico
I liked this book. It is a common sense book on changing things about your self that you want to change.Published 18 months ago by Michael Curtiss
All of Larry Winget 's material is terrific, and it's nice to have him read this one himself on the audio version. Very informative and extremely entertaining, as well.Published 20 months ago by Mike Kimmel Scenes for Teens