Synopses & Reviews
You Are Worthless is the self-help book from hell. This bracing blast of negativity takes aim at the impossibly cheerful "inspirational self-help" books flooding the market and hits the bullseye, with chapters such as "Your Good-for-Nothing Friends," "Your Miserable Job," and "Life: What's the Use'"
This hilarious parody collects hundreds of tidbits of painful reality such as "You're no good, you're not great-looking, and you're going to die someday and it's probably going to hurt." Who among us isn't sick to death of the gushy, new-agey inspirational books that blindly assert that everyone is worthy' We all know the truth, and this book is as refreshing as a slap to the face.
Just some of the depressingly humorous nuggets of truth include:* You don't really have any outstanding qualities. It's safe to say you're pretty much just like everybody else.* The only reason your pet likes you is because you feed it.* As you get older, you are going to have less and less control over your bladder.* If you take a big risk and follow your dream, chances are you're going to fall flat on your face.
You Are Worthless also features a section called "Hopeless Role Models from History," including Helen Keller ("I've had it"), and Abraham Lincoln ("Theonly thing I'm good at is losing").
This bracing blast of negativity takes aim at the impossibly cheerful inspirational self-help books by delivers hundreds of depressing nuggets of wisdom certain to ruin one's day.
Takes a humorous look at inspirational self-help books by providing hundreds of depressing nuggets of wisdom
About the Author
Cartoonist, filmmaker, and founder and former editor-in-chief of The Onion Scott Dikkers has written or co-written several New York Times bestsellers including Our Dumb World and The Onion's Our Dumb Century, which has sold more than a half-million copies and was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor. His other books include The Onion's Finest News Reporting, which topped 200,000 in sales, the self-help parody You Are Worthless, and the "unauthorized autobiography" of George W. Bush, Destined for Destiny.