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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (331 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott Adams Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN: 9781400175499
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The creator of Dilbert ventures into hilarious new territory.

Everyone knows Scott Adams as the king of workplace humor. No office is complete without a few Dilbert strips on the wall. And if you compare a VP to the Pointy-Haired Boss, no further description is necessary.

But why should a humorist stick to the workplace when there are so many other great subjects to explore? What about politics? Religion? Malfunctioning underpants?

Despite some fans who wish he would "Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!" Adams now offers more than 150 short pieces on every slice of human existence, from airport fiascos to wedding planning, from his doughnut theory of the universe to the menace of car singing. Like George Carlin or Jerry Seinfeld, Adams isn't afraid to ask the really big questions. For instance:

—If a Finnish teenager hacks into our voting machines and picks the next president, would that really make things worse?

—How can you know for sure that Charles Schwab didn't take all of your money and spend it on hookers and cocaine?

—Is it okay to think your own thoughts during the gaps between the words when your wife is talking?

—How much would it cost to have your own army of Third World mercenaries? And would it be wrong to make them join coalitions just so you can hear the president say your name on TV?

—Do you really need to respect the religious views of people who killed themselves to follow a comet? Or is pretending okay?

—If you were a supermodel, would you sell your DNA to a billionaire who planned to raise your clone as a sex slave? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Seemingly without consciously doing it, Adams reveals much about his personality, fears, and inner thought process. Keep this handy for your next flight.”

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  • Witty. You will constantly find yourself thinking, 'I wish I had said that,' while you admit to sharing all of his politically incorrect thoughts that we don't speak of. Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/16/2014

    " This is not the usual type of book I would read, but it makes for a pleasant evening on the sofa. Scott had some insights that intrigued me and it was nice to understand how comics get chosen. But, insights about comics were rare. It was more of a collection of random notes compiled into one book. It was a book that could be easily skimmed and one that is great to read when sitting in an airport waiting for a plane. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Hodgson | 2/13/2014

    " A wonderfully offbeat collection of columns (from his blog?) that show a strange mind at work (a compliment, really). Dilbert fans will love reading a bit deeper into Adams insights, but if you like Woody Allen, Dave Barry, David Sedaris and others, this book of short columns is right up your alley. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Themistocles | 2/13/2014

    " It's no Dilbert, but still good fun. Perfect for reading on a beach :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mum | 1/29/2014

    " cynically amusing, but my daughter writes better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mia | 1/26/2014

    " If you read his daily blog, these are old news, but they were still fun to read again "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rajasekhar | 1/20/2014

    " Scott rocks, as my brother wrote on the backcover of this book :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blair | 1/16/2014

    " This book is hysterical, and at the same time, alot deeper than you would think. Scott Adams is actually quite brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vincy | 12/11/2013

    " There were a few chapters in this book that annoyed the living hell out of me. However, most of it was highly enjoyable and pretty darn funny. You just have to be the kind of person that doesn't get offended easily "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jason Pym | 11/22/2013

    " I like the Dilbert cartoons; this is nothing like them. To be fair, he did allude to that in the title. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry | 11/5/2013

    " A collection of the Dilbert creator's blog. Quite simply, if you like the blog, you'll like the book. I was enjoying it until about 40 pages from the end, where I ran into blog posts I'd already read - weird to have deja vu at the end of a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faz | 9/13/2013

    " A very easy and lighthearted read, leaving you chuckling at various unexpected intervals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 8/21/2013

    " funny, some chapters are a little vulgar. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsey | 4/28/2013

    " I read this on a suggestion from a friend. Not a fan. There were funny parts, but mostly we just hear the authors opinionated and fairly arrogant postings on different issues. I like his Dilbert comics, but not this book so much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lain | 5/14/2012

    " This book would have been kind of amusing if it'd been half as short and twice as funny. It was long, drawn-out, and occasionally funny. But it would've been funnier with some serious editing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Naty | 4/10/2012

    " It's ok, I expected more "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanine | 3/31/2012

    " Though I don't agree with every stand Adams takes, his outlook on life at the very least produces a laugh. Some chapters are not for the faint of heart (or the very prudish). I wouldn't read the whole book again, but I would flip through it and re-read favorite parts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 2/10/2012

    " This book is ridiculously funny! It's also a tax write off because it gives some very helpful business tips ;) yay! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Schultz | 11/3/2011

    " So funny. Small snippets of Scott Adams thinking out loud. Some of the book is about Dilbert, but most isn't. He takes on the small moments of the day through how the universe came to be. Humor is a bit dry, sarcastic and at times, neurotic. A great, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Al Menaster | 7/12/2011

    " Short pieces, one to three pages long, musings on various topics. Pretty funny and fun. Not much about Dilbert, just thoughts about lots of stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 4/14/2011

    " This is a fantastically funny and insighful book by one of the most intelligent people I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 2/8/2011

    " This is a collection of short pieces that read like a blog. It only includes a very few comic strips that were used as illustration only.

    I like this a lot, but it is a little uneven. A few of the pieces are very funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 11/12/2010

    " If you like his blog, you'll enjoy the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faz | 2/19/2010

    " A very easy and lighthearted read, leaving you chuckling at various unexpected intervals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rajasekhar | 10/19/2009

    " Scott rocks, as my brother wrote on the backcover of this book :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 8/8/2009

    " Funny,often over the top; a nice light read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanine | 7/31/2009

    " Though I don't agree with every stand Adams takes, his outlook on life at the very least produces a laugh. Some chapters are not for the faint of heart (or the very prudish). I wouldn't read the whole book again, but I would flip through it and re-read favorite parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 6/20/2009

    " very funny, very random, very me! Parts were really funny, parts were really boring and I skipped "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Corien | 5/16/2009

    " First Dilbert (and non-Dilbert) anything I've read. I thought it was pretty funny, but at about 3/4th of the way through it was really dragging.
    So I skipped a part and fast forwarded a bit, and I finished it :)
    Probably won't read more by the same author. "

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About the Author
Author Scott Adams

Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert, the comic strip that now appears in 1,550 newspapers worldwide. His first two hardcover business books, The Dilbert Principle and Dogbert’s Top Secret Management Handbook, have sold more than two million copies and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for a combined total of sixty weeks.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.