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SUMMARY Assholes

Assholes

Don't take this personally but assholes seem to be everywhere lately and we need a rigorous theory to account for and deal with them In the spiri. 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 beIt 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 asshole and psychopath but there is lots and lots of padding here I suspect it would have made an amusing magazine article but there is just not enough here for a bookThe principal reason I kept reading this book was that I hoped it would turn out to be like Harry G Frankfurt s incisive and instructive On Bullshit which I read a few years ago and which was much shorter and to On Tidy Endings deal with them In the spiri. 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 beIt is Flat World Navigation difficult at times to tell if Assholes is a parody of A House of My Own Stories from My Life dry prolix academic treatises or just a treatise about assholes written in a Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, dry prolix academic style The final result is much the same I won t El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro deny there are a few worthwhile pages here the Fragonard Art and Eroticism definition of asshole for example is a precise one that articulates the

REVIEW ✓ THECOLCHESTERCIRCLE.CO.UK ☆ Aaron James

T of the mega selling On Bullshit philosopher Aaron James has done just that providing us all in Aristotelian terms with some much needed cathars. Whew I am so glad I finally finished this book With the title it has and with its small size and large print this book should have taken me a couple hours But because it was so boring it took me four days insteadI was looking for funny and useful suggestions for dealing with assholes and instead I got a boring academic discussion on the various aspects of assholery Chapters on asshole management which should have been fun to read were dull and tedious At times this guy s assessment of public figures who were also assholes seemed to be shall we say slightly influenced by politics The worst part of it was that he brought philosophers into the discussion of assholes No thank you I could not bring myself to one star this book because the author who has Ivy League affiliations can certainly write well enough He just needs another PhD in being interesting in my

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IsUnless you happen to be Donald Trump or Kanye West or Dick Cheney in which case you may take it personallyUnless you are a real asshole yoursel. Should I be concerned that one of my favorite staff members at my local library grabbed me and said Judy we just got in a book that I think you should read Fingers crossed that she wasn t making a value judgment or statement I think that she thought I would be interested And I was Aaron James received his PhD from Harvard and is a professor of philosophy at the University of California Irvine and he takes a philosophical approach in dealing with the subject of assholes James points out that assholes can be found anywhere in history in public life in entertainment in our workplaces in our religious groups in our circle of friends and acuaintances in those we randomly meet on a daily basis and unfortunately sometimes in our families James feels that an asshole is not just a deeply bothersome person but is a person who is bothersome enough to trigger strong

  • Hardcover
  • 208
  • Assholes
  • Aaron James
  • English
  • 05 December 2019
  • 9780385535656

10 thoughts on “Assholes

  1. says:

    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 beIt 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

  2. says:

    Assholes A theory was published by Aaron James a Harvard educated philosopher and surfer in 2012I 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

  3. says:

    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 a

  4. says:

    I'm glad I went into this with eyes wide opened as to the widespread prevalence and ubiuitous presence of assholesI mean honestly we all know one or two or sometimes a full office full of them And even if we don't have many real life line cutte

  5. says:

    While the title might mislead prospective readers to assume that Assholes A Theory offers either a lighthearted assortment of anti asshole yet thoroughly assholish uips or an amoral guidebook in the manner of Machiavelli's The Prince what this

  6. says:

    Whew I am so glad I finally finished this book With the title it has and with its small size and large print this book should have taken me a couple hours But because it was so boring it took me four days insteadI was looking for funny and useful suggestions for dealing with assholes and instead I got a boring academic discussion on the various aspects of assholery Chapters on asshole management which should have been fun to read were dull

  7. says:

    Should I be concerned that one of my favorite staff members at my local library grabbed me and said Judy we just got in a book that I think you should read? Fingers crossed that she wasn't making a value judgment

  8. says:

    25 starsThe description of this book is a bit misleading I was expecting a lighter yet informative read There were some moments where I enjoyed it and chuckled uite a bit but I wish there was material to relate to for mysel

  9. says:

    This was very much a book by a writer who's fairly sure he's funny It's actually pretty dryThe opening chapters developing a taxonomy of assholes are occasionally amusing I blew air out of my nose slightly harder than normal a few times I think I smirked once or twice His general conception of the asshole is one who against all logic and reason considers themselves entitled to than everyone else Let me cut in; let me have that parking spac

  10. says:

    I've decided to re shelve this I know it is me not the author; but for reasons I do not understand I just can't seem to focus on this book I'm going to pick it up again in the fall when my own mind is a bit uieter72616 I saw this book opened up in front of someone and I couldn't resist asking about it the title

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