Faking It: How to Seem Like a Better Person Without Actually Improving Yourself

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Penguin, 2007 - Humor - 278 pages
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The ultimate guide to faking it through the real world! Now the people who bring you the Web¬'s most popular humor site teach you how to live the good life (or at least look like you do).

With annual revenues surpassing $6 million and an astonishing 10 million unique visitors a month, CollegeHumor.com ranks within the top six hundred Web sites worldwide. Now, in a follow-up to their recently launched The CollegeHumor Guide to College, these cheeky alumni offer real-world novices a guide to getting ahead¬—without getting out of bed before noon.

In Faking It readers will learn how to bluff their way through on-the-job conversations, woo cute art students with the compelling use of the term ¬“postmodern,¬” and feign a deep appreciation of Neruda. The CollegeHumor team of experts provides everything required to pull off an outstanding social life, including appearing to have cultural knowledge beyond references gleaned from The Simpsons. The sexual, financial, and social arenas have never been more competitive, so it can¬'t hurt to act like you understand classical music, even if you prefer light beer to light opera.

Published just in time for graduation, Faking It is the poseur¬'s bible, but with less religious overtones than the real bible¬—and more pointers on conspicuously carrying an NPR tote bag.

 

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User Review  - ennie - LibraryThing

The last page of this book chides the reader for actually reading all the way to the end. If you paid attention, all you had to do was skim through and note the important points. This is a humor book ... Read full review

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User Review  - shawnd - LibraryThing

This book is an instructive guide on how to be much more well read and cultured than you are. While it is satirical, it really does lay out methods. From etiquette to interviews to religion and more ... Read full review

Contents

Scholarly Pursuits
17
Arts and Culture
39
Jobs and Money
66
The Sporting Life
98
The Handyman
122
Fashion and Grooming
135
Caring for Your Home
157
Entertaining Guests
176
Hitting the Town
205
Dating
236
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All three CollegeHumor.com writers work in New York City: Amir Blumenfeld, a UC- Berkeley graduate and comedy writer; Ethan Trex, a SportsIllustrated.com featured columnist who is currently working toward a Ph.D. in economics from Wharton; and Neel Shah, a Dartmouth grad who contributes to Gawker.com and The New York Observer.

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