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Publisher's Summary

The Pitbull of Personal Development? and New York Times best-selling author is back with advice on the dumb things people do to sabotage their success.

What do people really want? They want what they've got. It's a simple formula. You have what you want because your actions produced your results. Not your words, and certainly not your wants.

In his signature caustic yet lovable style, Larry Winget dishes out straight talk on what he calls "life's messes," and offers sound, simple solutions. Taking on business, family, health, being fat, being stupid, success, money, and more, Larry Winget points out exactly which changes have to take place in order for people to turn their lives around.

A little bit of business, a little bit of personal development, a little finance, a little parenting, a little health and wellness, People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It! will help anyone identify their own "areas of stupidity" and take action to finally achieve real success.

©2008 Larry Winget; (P)2008 Penguin

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Larry Hits the Nail on the Head

I love Larry and loved this book. Fans will be glad to hear he's narrating this one. If you like to be told things straight up, no holding back, with a "I'm here to kick butt and take no prisoners" attitude - this is the book for you. If you're the type who needs to be cuddled and spoken to gently, skip it. This is not an audio book for the precious, sensitive-types among us. If you're not familiar w/ Larry, listen to the sample to see if you like his tonality. He's blunt, sarcastic and sometimes a tad crude so be warned.
His common sense, take responsibility for yourself and act like a mature adult ideology is a perfect antidote for the seemingly overwhelming numbers of whiny, self-absorbed, lazy, "it's all about me" princesses (of both genders) that seem to have invaded the population over the past several years. If you're up to really evaluating yourself, your actions and your life in order to get where you want to go, I urge you to get this book, do ALL the exercises and follow through. I think it's time for all of us to "put on our big kid panties" and work towards a more positive, stable, productive tomorrow.
Now, since I believe Larry's title that people are idiots, I'll just wait to see how many reviews show up complaining about how mean and uncouth Larry is in this book and what a waste of a credit it was, even though they've had ample warning. :-)

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

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he totally pissed me off

and I couldn't stop listening, except when I was making the lists he tells you to write. Yes we are ALL idiots and the goal is the do it less often. I was so happy when he brought up a topic I was already doing and kicking myself when the next section was something I never thought of. He really doesn???t tell anyone anything new but he tells it like it is and helped me keep working on improving myself.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Good

If you read "Get out of your own way" you'll find this book is mostly the same content.

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  • Andy
  • WOODLAWN, VA, United States
  • 01-11-13

Truth hurts and I am in pain!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

For anyone who is honest with his or her self I would recommend this book if they are truly wanting to work and change!

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Eye opener

What made the experience of listening to People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It! the most enjoyable?

Once Larry gets past putting everyone in the world down he breaks things into chapters. While I can't wear stillettos I appreciate that one should look for qualities in a mate that are compatible with their likes and dislikes. Wish I had this book 25 years ago!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Some of the idiots he describes. The ones that annoy everybody. Especially on planes and in restaurants.

Which character ??? as performed by Larry Winget ??? was your favorite?

Larry Winget. Once you listen, I need say no more.

What did you learn from People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It! that you would use in your daily life?

A ton of stuff! The people I hang out with, mostly.

Any additional comments?

I wish he would narrate ALL of his books. I love the two I have.

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Candid and to the Point

What did you love best about People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It!?

Mr. Winget speak the truth. There is no need for sugarcoating in his world. His use of personal experiences with plain fact is critical for anyone trying to run a business in this climate.

Have you listened to any of Larry Winget’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Some of the information is overlap from his other books, this particular book focus on the people and their good, bad and interesting habit as consumers, employees and neighbors.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed through many of the moments, some of his stories are comical.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Dann
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • 10-12-10

Well we know that.

Good book but not a lot of new info if you've been in the field. If you haven't then it'll be enlightening.

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Old worn out style

Never heard of Larry Winget before, but it was on the 5.95 special and I thought I'd give him a try. It's just not cute after awhile to hear the "good ole, psycho country boy" persona telling you all the same crap that you've heard for years. He just tries too hard to be "tough".

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Great information

chapter 4, and 5 were a bit boring with the do's and don'ts but still great information

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Buy this book

If you have never listened to a Larry Winget book you are in for a treat. He is in your face and honest.

This book does a good job supporting the title thesis; people ARE idiots.

What are you doing to sabotage yourself? Find it here. What are you doing to sabotage your happiness? Find it here.

Be prepared for a healthy dose of personal accountability and practical info and enjoy.