Good Advice from Bad People: Selected Wisdom from Murderers, Stock Swindlers, and Lance Armstrong

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The world is full of people telling you how to live your life. Sometimes the advice-givers fall ever-so-slightly short themselves.
Bestselling author Zac Bissonnette has gathered more than seventy-five jaw-dropping gems, including risk-management advice from the man who triggered the world’s largest hedge fund collapse and tips from gay-prostitute-patronizing pastor Ted Haggard on how to build a marriage that lasts a lifetime. The result will keep you smiling while you glean all the wisdom you need to build the life you want . . . if only you can follow it better than the people who gave it.


· “When you know what you are talking about, others will follow you, because it’s safe to follow you.” —Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld, 2006

· “I think the most important thing is restore a sense of idealism and end the cynicism.” —future Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, 2002

· “The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuse, that’s the day you start to the top.” —O.J. Simpson, 1975

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Zac Bissonnette is the author of Debt-Free U. and How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, Mental Floss, and Boston Globe Magazine. In August 2013, he was blocked on Twitter by Donald Trump.

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"[A] witty collection . . . The book tells us something important about advice in general. From the issuer's point of view, admonitions are not meant to be followed at all. In fact, they are positioning statements that tell the world about the values the issuer would like it to think they hold." -- The Financial Times

"[T]he subject matter and the author are both funny as hell." -- CBS Local

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