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The Villain's Guide to Better Living


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ISBN13: 9780811856669
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All those aspiring ne'er-do-wells who cackled all the way to the cash register with the best-selling How to Be a Villain are ready to embrace the finer points of the evil life with The Villain's Guide to Better Living.

Within lie the answers to such trying questions as:

  • Home decor — Gothic? Apocalyptic? Ikea?
  • Friends — Do I have any? Can I make them?
  • Work — Should I be a mad scientist or a corporate bastard?

Written by the author of How to Be a Villain, this fiendish lifestyle guide is a must-have for any villain who knows more about programming TiVo than about entertaining with panache.


Embrace the finer points of evil life with this follow-up to How to Be a Villain — the fiendish guide for those who know more about programming TiVo than about entertaining with panache.

About the Author

Neil Zawacki is a California-based freelance writer who has long been interested in the plight of evil-doers. Generally considered to be quite villainous himself, he enjoys theater, literature, and world domination.

Bill Brown is an illustrator whose work has appeared in House & Garden, Gourmet, and New York Magazine. He currently lives in Seattle, but is rarely seen in the daylight.

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Caroline Berg, May 12, 2012 (view all comments by Caroline Berg)
Since I always figured I'd grow up to be a Mad Scientist or an evil Sorceress, this was a must buy book. I already knew how to be a villain, but I didn't have the finer points down. Such as how to deal with coworkers, you know, the ones you don't turn into zombie minions. Or villain health tips - why exercise is important (one reason: to chase wounded heroes down). The book is divided into six evil sections, covering everything a villain needs to create a fulfilling life.

Tongue-in-cheek, deliciously dark humor, perfect for anyone who enjoys the darker side of life.
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Zawacki, Neil
Chronicle Books
Brown, Bill
Brown, Bill
Humor : General
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Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
7.30x4.98x.74 in. .65 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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