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Just Don't Be an Assh*le

A Surprisingly Necessary Guide to Being a Good Guy
Paperback Book
Potter/Ten Speed Press/Harmony
March, 2020
$22.99 CAD
Publisher’s Description: 

This is the tough love that boys need to hear today: a candid and witty guide to being a good guy in a world full of assholes.

Despite their parents' best efforts, there are times when boys on the cusp of adulthood seem like they were raised by wolves. Or the internet. This anti-asshole manifesto aims to provide young men with a framework for how to treat others--and themselves--with respect and dignity.

As it turns out, all guys need to learn one major lesson to safely avoid asshole territory: Other people are also humans. (Whoa, right?) In this guide, Kara Kinney Cartwright, a mom who has raised two teenage boys, compiles all the unwritten rules of being a good guy--things she wanted to make sure she said to her own sons before they left home. Just Don't Be an Assh*le contains everything young men need to know to have positive interactions, make the best decisions, and recognize when they're being jerks, with clear instruction on how to do better. Some of the wisdom Cartwright covers includes: Don't be an asshole to your family (grandma is not legally required to send you a check on your birthday); don't be one to your friends (they'll laugh at you, not with you); at work (unless you hate money); at school (newsflash: teachers are people too); or in the world (seriously, there are plenty of assholes out here already). And finally, don't be an asshole to women--a chapter full of real talk for anyone entering relationships in the #MeToo era.

Just Don't Be an Assh*le is a frank, funny, and necessary guidebook for the next generation of teens--who will either save the world or destroy us all.

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