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Just Don't Be an Assh*le: A Surprisingly Necessary Guide to Being a Good Guy

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BIC Subject: Dating, relationships, living together & marriage
 
Published: 31-Mar-2020
Format: Hardback, pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9780593138472
Stock Code: 3138472
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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.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.
Kara Kinney Cartwright always says, please, thank you, and excuse me--even on the subway. She married a total good guy and, through relentless lecturing, teasing, cash-bribing, and tricking, they have raised two sons who are not assholes, for the most part. If you happen to know her in person, this book is not about you, for the most part. She lives in Washington, D.C., and works as a senior law book editor.