Good Advice from Bad People: Selected Wisdom from Murderers, Stock Swindlers, and Lance Armstrong

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Good Advice from Bad People: Selected Wisdom from Murderers, Stock Swindlers, and Lance Armstrong

Good Advice from Bad People Selected Wisdom from Murderers Stock Swindlers and Lance Armstrong Good Advice From Bad People is a daringly original humor book based on real quotes from murderers stock swindlers and other ne er do wells The world is full of people telling you how to live your li

  • Title: Good Advice from Bad People: Selected Wisdom from Murderers, Stock Swindlers, and Lance Armstrong
  • Author: Zac Bissonnette
  • ISBN: 9781591846895
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • Good Advice From Bad People is a daringly original humor book based on real quotes from murderers, stock swindlers, and other ne er do wells The world is full of people telling you how to live your life Sometimes though, the advice givers fall ever so slightly short themselves For instance The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop makingGood Advice From Bad People is a daringly original humor book based on real quotes from murderers, stock swindlers, and other ne er do wells The world is full of people telling you how to live your life Sometimes though, the advice givers fall ever so slightly short themselves For instance The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuse, that s the day you start to the top O.J Simpson, 1975 When you know what you are talking about, others will follow you, because it s safe to follow you Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld, 2006 I think the most important thing is restore a sense of idealism and end the cynicism future Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, 2002 It is easier to get into something than to get out of it Donald Rumsfeld, 1974 Bissonnette also includes risk management advice from the man who triggered the world s largest hedge fund collapse a pair of 1 bestselling relationship experts who married each other and promptly divorced and gay prostitute patronizing pastor Ted Haggard on how to build a marriage that will last a lifetime The result will keep you smiling while you glean all the wisdom you need to build the life you want if only you can follow it better than the people who gave it.

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    1. Wanda on said:

      It was the title that attracted my attention—the potential was obvious. As it turns out, the book was less than I expected. There is a certain amount of humour in a book where Donald Trump gives advice on staying humble, Tiger Woods describes how to be a role model, and O.J. Simpson recommends taking responsibility for your actions. But the humour stayed at the gentle irony stage, where I had expected the author to take a bit more advantage of the incongruousness of the set-up. He limits himse [...]

    2. Petra X on said:

      Do as I say, not as I do.Classic shaming book. Jon Ronson could have used these stories in his book on Shame.

    3. Larry on said:

      I received this at a special discount price of free, from the author, who is as fine an American as I know of anywhere. I did research his background prior to making that statement and he does appear to be an American, in fact he attended U-Mass Amherst, which is where my eldest niece just graduated from this past spring. Which honestly puts him in some shady company, but I will say that he appears to be a much finer writer, wittier and currently more successful than she is. But she's young, I'm [...]

    4. Nathan Schmidt on said:

      I received this book for free through First Reads, and am grateful for the opportunity.When I first read the description for this book, I anticipated quotes from infamous people such as Hitler, Genghis Khan, and Billy the Kid. I was sorely disappointed when I learned that the book's collection of villains is much more limited. Even the mention of modern dictators such as Idi Amin and Dzhokar Dudayev would have made the selection more diverse. Instead, the scope only accounts for American crimin [...]

    5. Yodamom on said:

      I saw this title and had to read it. What a fantastic title and idea for a book. Well for me the title was the best part. What was inside was not at all what I had expected. There was a quote from the "bad person" on one page then a brief what they did wrong on the next page. It read very dry and uninteresting for me. I really thought this would be funny, a slapstick look at the major screw-ups and their foot in the mouth comments.In the end I did not like it.

    6. Trisha Mckee on said:

      This is such a deliciously tantalizing collection of scandalous people giving great advice. And the one thing we as a society love is scandal. Add hypocrisy to that and readers are hooked. This book provides the best of those worlds and does so in a succinct, engrossing manner. The quote is followed by a short biography of the quoter, highlighting why the words of wisdom contradicts his/her way of life. Interesting, funny, accurate. Love this book and would recommend it.

    7. MrsJoseph on said:

      bookslifewine/r-good-advic3.5 stars, rounded down to 3 stars.

    8. Skjam! on said:

      Disclaimer: I received this book from a giveaway on the premise that I would review it.People love to give advice. Maxims, moral pronouncements, proverbs and detailed instructions on how other people should live their lives drop from people’s lips like pearls and diamonds (or toads and snakes, if we don’t like the advice.) Some folks even make a living out of it!But often what advisers do is not what they say to do. This is a collection of advice snippets from famous people that for the mos [...]

    9. Craig on said:

      I won a copy of this book from the Firstreads Giveaway program. As billed, it's a collection of quotations from famous people who were unwilling or unable to follow their own advice. The selection is limited to modern Americans. The book is broken up into six sections, with a quote on one page followed by a brief recap of how the individual did not live up to their words. I didn't really feel that some of the people selected were "bad" as in absolutely evil, but rather misguided or perhaps weak [...]

    10. Doug Kirkland on said:

      I received this book for free through First Reads. This book was not what I had expected, which, for me, actually worked in its favor. I had anticipated some sort of great advice, from evil people, that everyone should strive to follow. I had expected this to be more of a self-help book (which I tend to hate), and was surprised to find that it was considered “humor”. Don’t get me wrong, the vast majority of the advice is actually pretty good, but some of it is kind of common sense (which [...]

    11. Kerry on said:

      I mean let's be honest the people profiled in this book all achieved a pretty high level of "success". They were all busted, but then for those that just want that 15 minutes of fame (or for Lance Armstrong seven Tours and one less ball - too much??) they'll do juuuuust about everything.Kudos to Bissonnette on this one, the concept is brilliant and from a sheer psychology reason intriguing. Mostly bc the advice is actually fairly sound - even if you don't want to grow up to be Bernie Madoff, but [...]

    12. Raymond Spitzer on said:

      Although I don't believe human beings who make mistakes should be labeled "bad people," I kept turning the pages to read the next example of hypocrisy. We all fall short of perfection, but we have the opportunity to repent and improve ourselves.Zac Bissonnette did a good job selecting quotes, putting them in context, and showing how the advice givers fell short of living up to their words. The biographical summaries are accurate, concise, and witty.I collect quotations, and I have noticed a tend [...]

    13. Troy Dowling on said:

      It is a shame to be limited by a mere five stars while attempting to rate this brilliant book from an accomplished, refreshing author. Unlike a rambling work from William F. Buckley, Jr. that offers numerous pages to solidify one point, each paragraph is succinct and couples entertainment with education. This straightforward piece of literary excellence is an ideal purchase for busy professionals.

    14. Kurt Rocourt on said:

      I was expecting to read this book over a weekend and laugh until it hurt. The problem was that the book lacks the humor that would make this book memorable. I read the book but don't remember most of what I read. I wanted to laugh along with the author at what I was reading. The last two pages are the best parts of the book. And I agree with the last paragraph of the book.Thanks to First Reads for the free copy of this book.

    15. Ralph Calhoun on said:

      Since i won this book I feel I have to review it. I read Good Advice very quickly, it is an easy read, but I did not find much humor in it. I agree with another reviewer who expected to see sage advice from Hitler, Stalin, etc. I expected more laughs, but actually found the stories more sad than anything else.

    16. TL Moore on said:

      I received this book for free through First Reads. I found this book very interesting. The author was very informative on the many people he wrote about. I enjoyed reading about past and present people who thought they were smarter than they really were. You may lay this book down from time to time, but you soon find yourself wanting to read more. Well written Zac Bissonnette.

    17. Deborah on said:

      I've read and loved Bissonnette's financial guides, not only because of the very sound advice, but because of his sardonic humor. It is, therefore, perfect that he would segue into a book of humor.Bissonnette's bias toward the financial is still clear in this book as some of the funniest pieces of advice are from failed financiers. (Bernie Madoff: Invest in a low-cost market index mutual fund. Thanks, B.) But he also touches on people like Jim Jones (shudder) and John "Men Are From Mars Women Ar [...]

    18. Nhat Nguyen on said:

      if possible i wanna give it 1.5 star. Good point from the book is challenge our naieve belief in self help books or speakers without critical mind. But I'm quite sick of the way the author is making money by digging into personal life of those people, to prove they're all fake images from what they stated, then so what? Very little values I get from it. But you can read for fun or in leisure time.

    19. Dachokie on said:

      IncompleteThis book was reviewed as part of 's Vine program which included a free advance copy of the book.GOOD ADVICE FROM BAD PEOPLE is an interesting, somewhat entertaining compilation of hypocritical advice once preached by people who are probably better known for events that followed that advice.The simple, easy-to read book is separated into chapters devoted to the type of advice given. Unsurprisingly, those chapters include advice preached in the areas of leadership, fidelity, integrity a [...]

    20. Chris on said:

      I will know better than to just pick up any self-help book based on it's title. I know I will need to learn more about a person before accepting advice from them. There are a couple of books I was planning on reading from some of the people in this book but now that I know about their dark past, I am happy to take them off my reading list.The theme that caught my attention from all these people is the rush to put out a self-help book about how to change your life around for the better. The probl [...]

    21. Leonard on said:

      This was quick reading, fortunately, but it does confirm at least one fact; that people who make foolish mistakes can also do or say some good things at times. The reverse is also true; that an intelligent, wise, and conscientious person can also make a horrible mistake and do something evil or stupid. In fact all people are capable of good and evil, and most, perhaps all, have committed good and evil acts. No one is perfect and no one is completely evil. Of course those points could have been m [...]

    22. Melinda on said:

      Bissonnette demonstrates what happens when high profile figureheads fail to follow their own advice. It isn't pretty, in fact it is the perfect storm of irony. GOOD ADVICE FROM BAD PEOPLE is factual and humorous. A wonderful example of actions speak louder than words. A super fast read leaving you chuckling and smiling while shaking your head. A few aha moments jarring your memory leaving you to say "I remember that!!!"Bissonnette's format cleverly cites a sage quote followed by a sketch of the [...]

    23. Sherry on said:

      I really liked this book. It was easy to read in short bursts. I hadn't heard of a lot of the people but it was still interesting to see how some folks are just died in the wool scammers. I think most of them must truly believe the nonsense they spill out to anyone who will listen. Then they turn around and do the opposite. There are just too many people out there just like them. We have to be on the alert all the time.I surely agree that most of the people in the book are so full of themselves [...]

    24. Elaine Meszaros on said:

      Here are some of the sounds you will likely make while reading this book: Pppft! WHA? Unnnggh! Ha! .ohhhhhhh. Bissonnette has hand-picked some of the most delightfully un-selfaware bits of advice for some really lousy people. Bernie Madoff's investment advice? "Stick with index funds."Donald Trump? "Don't be too cocky." From one hypocritical gem to the next - the cheating ministers, the bankrupt wealth advisers, and the steroid-pumped "don't do drugs" athletes - a wide sampling of very bad peopl [...]

    25. Lyssa Kreisel on said:

      I received a free copy of "Good Advice from Bad People: Selected Wisdom from Murderers, Stock Swindlers, and Lance Armstrong" as part of the First Reads Contest series at . I wasn't sure what to expect, but I found the book a quick and fun read. The pieces of advice are separated out into sections based on the category of advice. Each little snippet is then followed by a description of why the giver of said advice is considered a bad person. Most of the reasons actually involve some form of hypo [...]

    26. Charlene Melillo on said:

      I received this book for free as an advanced reader copyAnd I was very pleased to read it and provide a review I feel the author did an excellent job of selecting various individuals involved in scandal or other mis-deed and correlating this with a previous contradictory statement and/or action of goodnessHowever this book is categorized in the humor genre and I was expecting its content to be delivered with an edge or wry wit perhaps similar to Bill Maher This was not the case as the book was p [...]

    27. Holly on said:

      I thought this was a pretty funny book. It was one where you'd read aloud snippets and have everyone laugh. It's very pop culture, so most of the stories I heard through the news. However, some swindlers were new. There was one person I'm not sure belonged in the book, unless the author were to balance it out. George W. Bush - regardless of what you think of the former president, he doesn't fit the catagories of "bad people" in the context of murderers, swindlers, and dopers. To be fair, many ot [...]

    28. Shanna Hurd on said:

      This book features brief quotes from various "bad people" along with a short biography describing how each one qualifies as "bad". Often, the quote along with the biography shows the person to be hypocritical, such as financial advice from gurus who later filed for bankruptcy, or quotes about morality from pastors later accused of crimes. Some of the stories are humorous, some are disturbing, but either way it was an interesting and quick read.

    29. Yvonne on said:

      First I won this in the Book Giveaway.Very entertaining and I would agree with the vast majority of people that were chosen they were bad people. There are a few that I think just made poor choices and were basic hypocrites. I also find that most hypocrites can be found in political and religious arena and that would be the last place I would seek advice. I will stick with the advice my grandparents and parents have given me.

    30. Amy on said:

      *I received this book from the First-Reads giveaway on the premise that I would give an honest review of it.This book is a hilarious look at people who are so quick to give great advice, but didn't have the common sense to follow it themselves. I thoroughly enjoyed this easy-to-read book and am looking forward to reading more from Zac Bissonette.Highly recommended for the humor aspect.

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