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(Forbes)   Got $200,000? Your crappy self-help book can be a New York Times bestseller, if you don't mind buying your way onto the list   (forbes.com) divider line 11
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2013-02-22 09:23:51 PM  
5 votes:
I'm self-helping myself to the taco bar!
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2013-02-22 09:07:10 PM  
4 votes:
Doing this with a book titled "How To Buy Your Way Onto the New York Times Bestseller List" would be a fun (if ultimately pointless) Kickstarter.
2013-02-22 11:45:11 PM  
3 votes:
It's a SELF HELP book, you morans.  What don't you fools get about this?
2013-02-23 12:30:20 AM  
2 votes:

fusillade762: BuckTurgidson: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 192x262]

U MAD?

Heh. A friend of mine got one of her books as a gift from a conservative relative and gave it to me. I read about half of it before I began to worry that rolling my eyes that much was going to make them get stuck that way. When I took it (with a bunch of other books) to Powell's to sell the guy gave me a look and pushed it back. Sheepishly I was like "It was a gift." It was the only book out of about 20 or so they wouldn't take.


I found a use for those. I grab a few every once in a while from the church sale (liberal group, probably from relatives, and they usually just throw 'em out when donated), and give them to the dog as she needs new ones. She's always loved chewing books, and usually that means library books or new purchases, since they smell interesting. Eventually we gave in and started giving her her own, and like with shoes, she stopped chewing ours. For a long time, she was on a diet of old textbooks and whatnot in the local used bookstore's free book pile, but I decided it was funnier to give her Rush Limbaugh and Twilight. As long as it's a hardcover, she doesn't care.
2013-02-22 09:31:05 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-02-22 09:00:56 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-02-23 01:45:47 AM  
1 votes:

I sound fat: the pointless hate of conservative women


Well, if they were conservative women, they wouldn't have gone out of their way to annoy us by speaking without being spoken to, would they have?
2013-02-23 12:07:19 AM  
1 votes:

BuckTurgidson: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 192x262]

U MAD?


Heh. A friend of mine got one of her books as a gift from a conservative relative and gave it to me. I read about half of it before I began to worry that rolling my eyes that much was going to make them get stuck that way. When I took it (with a bunch of other books) to Powell's to sell the guy gave me a look and pushed it back. Sheepishly I was like "It was a gift." It was the only book out of about 20 or so they wouldn't take.
2013-02-22 11:20:07 PM  
1 votes:
Abbie Hoffman's Steal This Book made it to a best seller's list. It's hard to imagine Hoffman, being the man he was at that time,using this method.I,like many others,followed the title's advice and obtained a free copy.

I'm also sober and the brain is in malfunction mode.
2013-02-22 09:20:43 PM  
1 votes:
Hmmm, interesting idea, I may have to do this.

However, I'm not quite sure the world in ready for "It's Not Your Fault - The Myth of Personal Responsibility" by "Dr." Whipping Boy yet...
2013-02-22 06:32:28 PM  
1 votes:

johnryan51: Did Forbes report this when the RNC bought thousands of Palin's book?


Pretty sure her book had the icon next to it to indicate bulk purchasing was going on.  Its been a while, so I can't be positive, but I'm pretty sure.
 
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