Synopses & Reviews
Mr. Irresponsible breaks all the rules with his thoughts on modern manners, life in the workplace, romance, money and
more. Do you wonder what to do when screaming kids disrupt an expensive dinner in a fancy restaurant? Mr. Irresponsible
knows what to do. Are you unsure how to handle the dolt who sits behind you in the movies and offers a running commentary?
Mr. Irresponsible has some thoughts on that. (Hint: It involves a telescoping crowd-control baton.) Are you puzzled by how
to get an inattentive salesperson to pay attention to you? Mr. Irresponsible can tell you. Get all this and more, plus his
carefully-crafted "10 Commandments of Bad Advice," in one slim, easy-to-digest volume!
"Mr. Irresponsible," the racy, humorous and yet totally irresponsible globally syndicated columnist himself, expands upon his most famous newspaper work with new, completely original yet always bad advice.
About the Author
Mr. Irresponsible is the pen name of the world's most widely read personal-advice columnist. His newspaper column, "Mr.
Irresponsible's Bad Advice," ran in over 1100 newspapers until early 2004, when it was suddenly, and without explanation,
suspended by its syndicate. He is the recipient of the Heidelberg Prize, the Baxter Award (1987 and 1999) and the Lifetime
Achievement Award of the Personal Improvement Institute, which he refused, sending a life-sized cutout of teen idol Justin
Timberlake to the awards luncheon in his place.
Mr. Irresponsible has many enemies and must travel in disguise. He lives alone and likes it. Rumors that he "shot a man in
Reno just to watch him die" have never been proven to have any basis in fact. As of press time, Mr. Irresponsible is party
to nineteen different law suits, and is fighting to regain his newspaper column.
Bill Barol was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Harvard with a classy but useless BA in American History. He has
been a Senior Writer at Newsweek, where he authored cover stories on David Letterman, Bruce Springsteen, and The End of
the Eighties; his freelance journalism has appeared in Time, The New Yorker, TV Guide, Fortune Small Business, American
Heritage, Slate, and on PBS. He's also been a writer/producer on television comedies including "Anything But Love." He
lives in Santa Monica, CA, with his wife, television writer Jennifer Cecil.