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I came into the book with high expectations, mainly based on the title. A Gratis sex annonser solarium stockholm city book that explains and presumably lightheartedly pokes fun at assholes will be a nice holiday read as I sip on eggnog and enjoy a light buzz!

To save you the bother, the book defines an asshole as somebody that allows themselves systematic special privileges out of an entrenched sense of entitlement, and then uses their sense of entitlement to rationalize their behavior in the face of valid complaints of others.

However, after grasping the concept of the asshole, this book offers severely diminishing returns in subsequent chapters. Chapter two was pretty fun — James got the hatchet out and started chopping down assholes, but Archie the messenger asshole chapters dial way too heavily Archie the messenger asshole territory I thought I had escaped after college. Notably, I thought the part of my life where I had to care about the moral theories of Immanuel Kant and Thomas Hobbes was over.

Well, actually it is, so the back half of the book was a pretty quick skim session. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Assholes by Aaron James. Assholes: A Theory by Aaron James.

Get A Copy. Hardcoverpages. More Details Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Assholesplease sign up. Does the book tell you how to manage assholes?

Not just walk away from them. Pam Susi It describes general approaches - resistance or resignation and more or less how to choose your battles. Generally speaking, the author says assholes …more It describes general approaches - resistance or resignation and more or less how to choose your battles. Thick naked women tumblr speaking, the Archie the messenger asshole says assholes don't often change their behavior, so it's frustrating and futile to expect otherwise regardless of our response.

At the same time, it's important at times to not allow them to treat you with disrespect mostly to preserve your own self respect regardless how it impacts their behavior or attitudes.

But in the end, an asshole is an asshole is an I am generally regarded by most people to be an A-hole. Does this book offer in insight on how to tame the A-hole within? Brendan It suggests that Archie the messenger asshole cannot really change behavior. But for your sake, the author posits generally such people are not able to recognize that one is …more It suggests that one cannot really change behavior. But for your sake, the author posits generally such people are not able to recognize that one is one.

See all 3 questions about Assholes…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Assholes: A Theory. Aug 13, Bill Kerwin rated it it was Archie the messenger asshole. I should have listened to Women naked in the street Goodreads friend Jon, who told me Archie the messenger asshole this book was not nearly as funny or entertaining as it promised to be.

It is difficult at times to tell if Assholes is a parody of dry, prolix, academic treatises, or just a treatise about assholes written in a dry, prolix, academic style.

The final result is much the same. I won't deny there are a few worthwhile pages here--the definition of "asshole," for example, is a precise one that articulates the distinction between boor, I should have listened to my Goodreads friend Jon, who told me that this book was not nearly as funny or entertaining as it promised to be.

I won't deny there are a few worthwhile pages here--the definition of "asshole," for example, is a precise one that articulates the distinction between boor, asshole and psychopath--but there is lots and lots of padding here.

I suspect it would Archie the messenger asshole made an amusing magazine article, but there is just not enough here for a book. The principal reason I kept reading this book was that I hoped it would turn out to be more like Harry G. Frankfurt's incisive and Archie the messenger asshole "On Bullshit," which I read a few years ago and which was much shorter and more to the point. Do not make the same mistake I made: "Assholes" never rises to the level Archie the messenger asshole "Bullshit.

View all 24 comments. Dec 27, Lyn rated it really liked it. Assholes, A theory was published by Aaron James, a Harvard educated philosopher and surfer, in I have to admit that when I picked up the book, I was amused by the title and considered that it might be a one trick pony, sort of like a Saturday Night Live skit stretched out into a book, funny at the beginning and then petered out towards the end. First, James defines what it Assholes, A theory was published by Aaron James, a Harvard educated philosopher and surfer, in First, James defines what it means to be an asshole.

His working definition: In interpersonal or cooperative relations, the asshole allows himself to enjoy special advantages and does so systematically, does this out of an entrenched sense of entitlement, and is immunized by his sense of entitlement against the complaints of other people.

The author then goes on to describe various types of asshole, such as the royal asshole, the political asshole and the delusional asshole. In humorous, by not always unkind fashion, James also goes on to list some examples. Archie the messenger asshole contrast to the anti-social and maddening behavior of the asshole, James introduces us to the anti-asshole, the cooperative person. This person, comprising the great majority of social humans, is that person to whom standing patiently in a line, or volunteering for the common good, is juxtaposed and found at odds with the self-centered and insensitive misanthrope.

Finally, James helps us to cope with idea on asshole management and stoic acceptance. The reviews on this book are mixed and I think I know why. This is instead, a philosophic and astute essay on those people in polite society who drive the rest of us insane.

Quoting Hobbes, Rousseau, Hegel, Gandhi, and Jesus, James Black twink butt hole us a scholarly approach Archie the messenger asshole an age old and ever increasing problem. And it has become a guide to dealing with these people that we find everywhere.

Most interestingly, this book has helped me to not be as judgmental and universal in my occasional scorn. Rather than saying "that person is an asshole" I more frequently assign the term "acting like an asshole" for a presumed momentary lapse in civility.

The most common display is of course "they're driving like an asshole". View all 35 comments. Dec 17, Joi Reece rated it really liked it Shelves: favorites.

I must admit that this is another book that caught my eye simply due to the title. Be warned- it is what it appears to be- a book about assholes, so the title can be taken literally. If you are an asshole or have ever been called one- to your face or behind your back- you may or may not be ready for this book.

For those who know an asshole or two, after reading this book, the list will grow. Either way, keep reading my review. I applaud Aaron James for a well-researched book on the subject of assholes.

The book does an impressive job of describing the ingredients of an asshole, the different asshole styles that one might encounter, and how we choose to respond to an asshole. By definition, the person who habitually speeds recklessly down the freeway, creating chaos and havoc, is an asshole.

But psychopaths like Hitler and Stalin are not assholes - they meet Archie the messenger asshole of the criteria, but they brought far too much suffering on others to be mere assholes.

Broad description, right? Wondering if you or someone who you know is an asshole?? Without giving away the book… think of the person who cuts lines, because their time is more valuable than others; or of the inconsiderate idiot who takes a call while in the movie theater, because that is more important than your enjoyment; or the douche who would fire staff to meet earnings-per-share requirements for their bonuses. Get the picture? Outside of Archie the messenger asshole personal enjoyment with reading the word asshole so many times in one book, I found this to be a pleasurable read.

The only thing that can change is how I choose to Archie the messenger asshole with them. Someone should, however, write a book on asshole management. Hint hint. View all 9 comments. Aug 17, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: shelfnon-fictionhumor.

I'm glad I went into this with eyes wide opened as to the widespread prevalence and ubiquitous presence of assholes.


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