How to Ruin Your Life by Ben Stein

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How to Ruin Your Life is a powerful self-help tool in the form of a work of humor. It is sardonic advice, presented in a tongue-in-cheek style, explaining how people can “ruin” their lives. Topics include essays such as “Convince Yourself That You’re The Center of the Universe,” “Think The Worst of Everyone,” and “You Can Change People.”


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BENJAMIN STEIN, PE, is a consulting engineer and former associate professor at B'zalel Institute's School of Environmental Design in Jerusalem. He worked in New York City for over 25 years as a consulting engineer. He is coauthor of Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings- a text for architecture students, now in its eighth edition, also available from Wiley. Ben Stein can be seen talking about finance on Fox TV news every week. He is known to many as a movie and television personality, but has probably worked more in personal and corporate finance than anything else. He has written about finance for "Barron's" and "The Wall Street Journal" for decades and contributes regularly to the AARP's "Modern Maturity" (now "AARP: The Magazine"). He was one of the chief busters of the junk bond frauds of the 1980s, has been a long-time critic of corporate executives' self-dealing, and has written several self-help books about personal finance. Phil DeMuth was valedictorian of his class at the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1972, then got his master's in communications and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. An investment psychologist with a longstanding interest in the stock market, he has written for "The Wall Street Journal" and "Barron's," as well as "Human Behavior "and "Psychology Today." His opinions have been quoted on and "Fortune Magazine" and is president of Conservative Wealth Management in Los Angeles.
Published September 29, 2002 by Hay House. 138 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Keeping a Chin Up Offering a tongue-in-cheek approach to living well, quiz show host and former White House speechwriter Ben Stein has written How to Ruin Your Life. Asserting that failure is ofte

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Avoid them, and you're on the high road to achievement...."" He proceeds to explain how to ""make yourself useless,"" ""be a slob,"" ""convince yourself you're all that matters"" and ""act like the world owes you."" If ignored, his advice is sound and realistic, and may be the perfect way to...

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