Yet another selfish baby boomer sinks basic civility to get our attention. I think we have heard enough from the generation that thinks behaving like a petulant adolescent is a virtue. If he can't take the time to address us like adults, or articulate exactly what he means by 'a**hole' what's the sense in taking advice from him?
..and now that he has grabbed our attention, what do we get? fluff. Another article padded into a book, which plenty of examples of unpleasant people at work but little substance how to deal with them, or the unpleasant fact that it's often effective form of management- think of the marines for example and toughening up of mama's boys.
Of course with the baby boom generation it's all about me me me and my feelings. Spare me.
The above review just appeared on Amazon. Sorry, the screen shot didn't work (at least for me) but so I had to do cut and paste, you can see the original here.
When I first started writing books, I would take every negative Amazon review personally. And I confess that when they are careful, thoughtful, and negative, they still sting. But I have learned to enjoy, even relish, the outrageous ones. This one certainly qualifies. I plead guilty to being a baby boomer and to selecting -- really insisting on -- The No Asshole Rule title. My favorite line in the review is "toughening up the mama's boys." Great stuff.
P.S. It is a good time to buy this book for mama's boys. Apparently, Amazon bought a bunch from the now-defunct Border's and you can get the No Asshole Rule paperback there for six bucks. These bargain books produce a much lower royalty rate to authors, but are a great deal for readers. I don't know how many they have; there was a bargain version of Good Boss, Bad Boss last week, but it sold out.