Learn to block and delete idiots from your life. Remove addiction to bad people, drugs, alcohol, government and more (WITHOUT MEETINGS!) Then use your new-found time and energy to MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT YOU LOVE, like the author does.
A USER'S MANUAL FOR THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE is a libertarian manifesto for getting healthy, getting brilliant, maximizing potential and changing the world.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK:
"Part intellectual memoir, part self-help book. Michael W. Dean's Practical Emotional Self-Defense (PESD) techniques flow from a wealth of life experiences, both positive and negative. 'The Only Two Rules in Life' have some radical, refreshing implications." --Jason Sorens, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo, SUNY), founder of the Free State Project
"You owe yourself the opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and put yourself in the court with this modern-day Socrates."
--Pastor Kenneth V. Blanchard, Sr., author of Black Man with a Gun
“I knew Michael Dean back in the day, when he was a 19-year-old punk rocker with an appetite for self-destruction. I honestly didn’t think he’d live to be 30. But guess what? It turns out that Michael isn’t just a survivor; he’s a survivor who’s learned how to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness after recovery. For everyone who wants to know how to stay sane, develop a great work ethic, and make a mark on the world, Michael Dean has a great story to tell."
--Professor Michael Bérubé, Ph.D. (Penn State), author of What’s Liberal About the Liberal Arts? and Life as We Know It
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
An anagram for "Michael Dean" is "Deal Machine," and that truly fits. Dean never sits on his laurels, and he's constantly working hard and well in new directions. Michael Wareham Dean is the author of the books "$30 Film School", "$30 Music School", "$30 Writing School", "Starving in the Company of Beautiful Women", "The Simple Pleasures of a Complex Girl", "DIY NOW! Digital Audio" and "YouTube: an Insider's Guide to Climbing the Charts."
He runs the libertarian pop-culture blog, Stink Fight.
Michael directed the films "Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow" and "D.I.Y. or DIE: How to Survive as an Independent Artist." Michael played guitar in the band The Beef People. He sang and played bass in Baby Opaque and Bomb (Warner Brothers).
Michael W. Dean and his wife Debra Jean Dean are both professional voiceover artists, and also run The Nestlandia Institute, a think tank. They live in an undisclosed location in Southern California with their three cats. They plan to move to a farm in rural Wyoming this fall.
Last Episode! Bonus 2 of 2: MP3 of 1992 Bomb song "Lucy in the Sky with Desi."
THE END OF THIS PODIOBOOK! Bonus two of two: MP3 of 1992 Bomb song "Lucy in the Sky with Desi." Written by Michael W. Dean, Jay Crawford, Tony F*g, Doug Hilsinger. Lead vocals and bass guitar, Michael W. Dean. Website for the band Bomb: http://www.hitsofacid.com
Bonus one of two: MP3 of 1992 Bomb song "Power of Suggestion."
Bonus one of two: MP3 of 1992 Bomb song
"Power of Suggestion." Written by Michael W. Dean, Jay Crawford, Tony
F*g, Doug Hilsinger. Lead vocals and bass guitar, Michael W. Dean. Website for
the band Bomb: http://www.hitsofacid.com
AUMftHE 17 - LETTER TO A YOUNG ME.
Here the author goes BRAVELY AND SWEETLY INTO THE PAST. He sits down with his morning coffee at age 44 and writes a wise and loving letter to himself at 22 (knowing full well that himself at 22 wouldn't listen to what "some old guy" has to say!). We end this chapter (and the book) with the author at age 44 receiving a wise and loving letter from the future, from himself at age 60. The author at 44 actually DOES listen to some of that. Then the author and his wife sit down and tell you the wonderful things predicted in the book that have actually HAPPENED by LIVING THE BOOK since the book came out! And THAT'S ALL FOLKS! (But stay tuned for TWO BONUS EPISODES, MP3s of the full songs by the author used in excerpt in the intro and outro of each episode.)
AUMftHE 16.5 - Organization Building - New Uses For Old Tools.
We continue to present ways to "herd cats" in any organization from the smallest to the biggest, from the local to the global (and beyond!). We also talk about priorities, fighting only the fights worth fighting (which is different from only fighting fights we can win). Also how to AVOID fights, even when working with people who disagree.
AUMftHE 16 - Organization Building - New Uses For Old Tools.
"Group-dynamic games" are exercises where a "team building consultant" is hired to come into a company for a few days and lead employees through problem-solving exercises. The goal is to try and learn to work together more effectively. WE AREN'T GOING TO DO THAT. WE AREN'T PLAYING GAMES HERE. This is THE REAL DEAL. ORGANIZATION BUILDING is more about working with simple voluntary bylaws from the beginning. Using The Only Two Rules in Life with AA's 12 Traditions can be very effective for Org Building.
AUMftHE 15 - Make a Living Doing What You Love.
This chapter describes how the author came to make a living doing what he loves. Here we teach you how to love, rather than dread, waking up each day. It's all about making your mark without stepping on toes, now that you know how to keep the toes of others off yours.