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The Self-Destruction Handbook: 8 Simple Steps to an Unhealthier You

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Introduction

CONGRATULATIONS! In picking up this book you have already accomplished more than you may realize. For one thing, you've made a statement about yourself—you are not someone who simply follows the crowd. Let's face it, there are thousands of books on how to avoid self-destructive behavior. As far as we know, however, this is the world's first book on how to embrace self-destruction, enjoy it, and pursue it to its fullest extent. Take a moment just to congratulate yourself on being unique enough to recognize this fact, and brave enough to investigate it.

The self-hurt goal

Our goal here is simple: We want to help you not help yourself To that end, we offer advice on everything from how to stalk an ex to how to smoke with emphysema. Wondering which gateway drug is right for you? This book will help you decide. Not sure how much degradation you can take? Probably more than you think: We'll help you push your limits.

No matter what self-destructive behavior you're interested in pursuing, chances are we've got some valuable advice and encouragement for you.

Destruction Isn't Death

Self-destruction is not suicide. In fact, they are very different. Suicidal people want to end life altogether, whereas self-destructives enjoy debasing themselves, degrading others, and generally wreaking physical and emotional havoc on the world around them. There is nothing more life-affirming than total destruction, whereas death, in our opinion, is zero fun.

If you are suicidal, then you have probably lost all sense of irony and should look elsewhere for help.

If, on the other hand, you hope to mastermind and botch multiple suicide attempts in order to frighten and manipulate people who care about you, we've got some real gems for you in chapter 8.

Your self-hurt journey

We're not going to lie to you. Self-destruction can be a difficult and sometimes lonely road. That is why, if you remember only one thing as you read this book, we want you to remember this: The whole point of self-destruction is that it's fun. If you're not having fun, then you might as well be taking vitamins, "working" on your relationships, and reading self-help books.

Your goal here should be to develop and pursue your destructive tendencies to their fullest potential, and to have a good time doing it. Before you read further, we'd like you to reflect for a moment on the most self-destructive thing you've ever done. Gratifying, wasn't it?

Okay, let's get to it!

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danie_ja, December 2, 2008 (view all comments by danie_ja)
I found the book to be an interesting Satire, although, unlike classical satires the authors did not stay "in character" the entire time, and even at one point made a reference to a website of theirs. Overall, it was good, and although there were moments of... bad taste, most of it was an amusing and ironic veiw of America. I appreciated it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400050338
Author:
Adam Wasson and Jessica Stamen
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Author:
Wasson, Adam
Author:
Stamen, Jessica
Location:
New York
Subject:
Health
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Form - Parodies
Subject:
Self-destructive behavior
Subject:
Parodies
Subject:
HUMOR / Parodies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
82
Publication Date:
May 25, 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
38 LINE DRAWINGS
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.06x5.22x.37 in. .28 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Which gateway drug is right for you? Looking for tips on the best ways to stalk an ex-lover? Need help ignoring the warning signs that your self-destructive behaviors are catching up with you? Congratulations! With The Self-Destruction Handbook, you'll be thrilled to discover that you're not alone in your quest to indulge your appetites, give in to your fears, and generally have fun destroying people's faith in the idea of human perfectability. With hilarious illustrations, quizzes, games, and charts, The Self-Destruction Handbook puts you in the fast lane on the road to ruin.
"Synopsis" by , Need help ignoring the warning signs that your self-destructive behaviors are catching up with you? With hilarious illustrations, quizzes, games, and charts, this handbook puts readers in the fast lane on the road to ruin.
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