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Self-loathing For Beginners : SANTA MONICA PRESS - Lynn Phillips

Self-loathing For Beginners


Paperback Published: 1st February 2008
ISBN: 9781595800299
Number Of Pages: 192

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Self-Loathing for Beginners is a wickedly funny take on our relentlessly upbeat self-improvement culture. Breaking ranks with the happiness police who have convinced us that self-loathing is just one more thing to hate about ourselves, author Lynn Phillips will show you, the beginning self-loather, how to self-loathe properly. By studying this book's mini-essays, Q&As, mantras, and tips from self-loathing masters, you will learn the most effective ways to develop your self-loathing potential. Whether you are sabotaging your career, bungling a relationship, or cheating on the latest fad diet, Self-Loathing for Beginners is the essential primer on how best to despise yourself!

"A gleefully sardonic guide to self-condemnation and disapproval that offers up wisdom in bite-size morsels. . . . This smart, accessible title will entertain audiences from precocious high schoolers to retirees. A good choice for all public collections; academic libraries may also wish to consider." --"Library Journal"

Introductionp. 9
The Basicsp. 12
The Faqp. 13
Are You A Beginner?
How Much Self-Loathing Is Enough?
Self-Love-Friend or Foe?
Perpetual Motion Self-Loathing
The Free Pass
The Building Blocks of Self-Loathingp. 27
Self-Loathing's Seven Essential Questions (and Their Answers)
Self-Loathing's No-Brainer-The Bodyp. 37
Women First
Men Can Do it Too
More Women
Unisex Chapter Review
The Material Worldp. 57
Celebrity Culturep. 58
The Tabs
People Who Need People
Show Biz
The Fashionable Self-Loatherp. 70
First Impressions
Fashion Minefield
Don'ts, Dos, and Dids
Food for Self-Loathingp. 82
Dining Out with Civilized People
Interactive Self-Loathingp. 94
Self-Loathing Sex!p. 95
Hooking up
Love and Other Romantic Involvementsp. 110
Fishing for Love
Getting Hooked on Love
Cutting Bait
The Self-Loather's Family Albump. 120
The Self-Loathing of Minors
Self-Loathing Quality Time for Adults
Self-Loathing and Marriage
Workplace Self-Loathingp. 134
Buckling Down
Horizontal Motion
Vertical Promotion
The Social Self-Loatherp. 146
Act Locally
Act Globally
The Self-Loathing Elitep. 162
Self-Loathing Dabbles in the Artsp. 163
Fine Art
The Performing Arts-Theater, Dance, and Music
Dead Trees
The Spiritual Self-Loatherp. 178
World Religion
The West
The East
All in Your Mindp. 190
Ancient Philosophy and Self-Loathing
Endgamep. 200
Old Age
Appendixp. 207
Graduationp. 208
Acknowledgmentsp. 212
Author's Biop. 213
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ISBN: 9781595800299
ISBN-10: 1595800298
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st February 2008
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.16