Item description for Maybe Life's Just Not That Into You: When You feel Like the World's Voted You Off by Martha Bolton & Brad Dickson...
Overview A satirical celebration of today's most popular self-help books, presented by a pair of acclaimed comedy writers, provides reassuring counsel about how to navigate the real world's unavoidable pitfalls while poking fun at the pervasive nature of lifestyle improvement literature. Original.
Publishers Description A "Self-Help" Spoof for the Life Impaired Right here in this book store, you can find hundreds of them -- "self-help" books. They tell you how to improve your finances, lose weight, age gracefully, and influence people. But even after reading all those books, you're still a mess. It can only mean one thing: "maybe life's just not that into you." Once you open you mind to this possibility, you can quit beating yourself up. It's all about attitude. It's about the find art of whining. It's about losing your shirt, but keeping your dignity. It's about being dull and boring, but making it work for you. It's about losing friends and influencing nobody. It's about just saying no to dieting because, well, let's be honest, carbs just taste good. A hilarious, good-natured spoof on more that fifty self-help books, this book will leave you feeling better about who you are and laughing your way to becoming the person God created you to be.
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Studio: Howard Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.28" Width: 6.42" Height: 0.49" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2006
Publisher Howard Publishing
ISBN 1582296596 ISBN13 9781582296593
Availability 107 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 18, 2017 12:16.
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More About Martha Bolton & Brad Dickson
Martha Bolton is the author of 88 books and was a staff writer for Bob Hope for fifteen years. She has received nominations for an Emmy Award, Dove Award, WGA Award, and is the winner of four Angel Awards. She is also the scriptwriter for five hit musicals, including Josiah for President, based on her novel of the same name, and The Home Game, based on this book.
Martha Bolton currently resides in Brentwood, in the state of Tennessee. Martha Bolton was born in 1951.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Maybe Life's Just Not That Into You: When You feel Like the World's Voted You Off?
Not funny Jun 18, 2008
This book is not funny. There is not much else to say. It felt like a Jay Leno gag that is not going well, and yet it keeps going anyway.
I guess humor is subjective, but I cannot see how people could find this book amusing.
Don't waste your money Dec 31, 2007
I read the this site reviews before buying this book, so was expecting to find this book funny. This book is not the least bit funny--it is so not funny, it is even painful to read. The cover states that one of the authors wrote for Bob Hope. Do you know how long ago that must have been? I can't fathom how anyone could have found this book funny. Making fun of self-help books is a good premise, but the jokes are so lame--real groaners. I never found Bob Hope that funny either. This book gets zero stars.
HA-HA Oct 11, 2007
I don't think I read a single page of this book that didn't make me burst out laughing. Some of the material aims a tad low, but a lot is fairly cerebral, too. And it's high time someone did a send up of cloying self help books.
I think the book could've been a bit longer; I wanted to keep laughing. And I was disappointed they didn't satirize any of Dr. Laura's books. But, this thing was FUNNY. This is one of the best parodies around. It's "Spinal Tap funny."
Funny Sep 24, 2007
Admit it... you read all those popular so-called self-help books and put their advices, exercises, recommendations, suggestions, plans, ideas, mantras, meditations, visualizations, affirmations, prayers to work only to find that none of that silliness works, and then you turned to this book and had a NECESSARY GOOD OL' LAUGH!... I admit it.
Absolutley Awful! Sep 12, 2007
I really give this book NO stars. This was the dumbest book I have ever read. By reading the reviews of this book before I bought it-it sounded like it would be really funny. It is soooo disappointing, I couldn't finish reading it. Wish I could return it! It's going right into the charity box.