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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (173 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Stein Narrator: Ben Stein Publisher: Hay House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2004 ISBN:
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How to Ruin Your Life is a powerful self-help tool in the form of a work of humor. It is sardonic advice, presented tongue in cheek, explaining how people can ruin their lives. The essays cover topics such as Convince Yourself That You're All That Matters, Think the Worst of Everyone, Pour Salt on Those Wounds, and You Can Change People. Seriously, though, to anyone who hears this book, it is an earnest warning about falling into traps of self-destructive behavior that can ruin any man or woman's life. More than that, it comprises 35 steps that provide a road map to making life work in the most effective way possible. It is humor and self-help all in one, delivered by Ben Stein, a man who has witnessed more than his share of people who did ruin their lives, as well as those whose lives have been wildly successful. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cory Kerr | 9/29/2013

    " Really good quick read of what to do to be miserable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephen B | 9/27/2013

    " This is maybe one of the worst books I've ever read, while stein has good delivery for his trademark tone this book becomes repetitive very quickly. Stein Espouses obvious advice like "Don't save any money." Yes, thank you, I know things like saving money and being nice to people are important. Duh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Shuttlesworth | 9/3/2013

    " Straight-forward short guide on how to not achieve success in Life. It's like the anti-self help book and point on accurate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 1/6/2013

    " I've always enjoyed Ben's style of humorous. This little "guide book" would be good for a few people I know! lol "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 8/12/2012

    " Straightforward, to the point, true, and completely hysterical. :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim Lindsay | 6/18/2012

    " I liked the tongue-in-cheek prose, but I felt like it would have been better as a 50-page book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy Brown | 1/8/2012

    " I love Ben Stein, but the jokes in this book wore off fast. I expected more to the book both in size and content. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yan | 7/26/2011

    " It is a very short book, listed all the possible things a person can do to ruin his/her life. Many of the points are already common senses to many people including myself, but there are a few that remind me that I sometimes also do things that can ruin life, which I should be aware of and avoid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi Willard | 7/15/2011

    " Graduate from high school, don't have children before you're married, and stay married. These are the three keys to staying above the poverty line. Who knew? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 11/10/2010

    " this is kind of a fun book :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika Batey | 10/31/2010

    " Dry, Witty, and Hilarious - (like Ben) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 10/5/2010

    " Ben Stein's wit is outrageous and fun. The book also had tons of excellent advice. The only thing that got tiresome after a while was that all of the advice was given in the form of sarcasm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 2/17/2010

    " While Ben meant for this to be a work of satire, unfortunately people really do follow his plan to ruin one's live and behave in the manners suggested in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi | 9/11/2009

    " Graduate from high school, don't have children before you're married, and stay married. These are the three keys to staying above the poverty line. Who knew? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 2/21/2009

    " Straightforward, to the point, true, and completely hysterical. :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 11/19/2008

    " this is kind of a fun book :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kara | 10/17/2008

    " Very funny, enjoyable. Liked it enough to listen to the whole thing - some great observations of miserable people. Was glad he was the one actually reading it on the audio version - his voice is so unforgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 7/18/2008

    " While Ben meant for this to be a work of satire, unfortunately people really do follow his plan to ruin one's live and behave in the manners suggested in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yan | 2/16/2008

    " It is a very short book, listed all the possible things a person can do to ruin his/her life. Many of the points are already common senses to many people including myself, but there are a few that remind me that I sometimes also do things that can ruin life, which I should be aware of and avoid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 10/13/2007

    " Dry, Witty, and Hilarious - (like Ben) "

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