How to Be a Villain: Evil Laughs, Secret Lairs, Master Plans, and More!!!

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Chronicle Books, 2003 - Humor - 160 pages
A delightfully evil gift, How to Be a Villain is a step-by-step guide to joining the forces of darkness. Because, though villains may never win, they sure have more fun, hatching master plans for world domination, smoothing their dastardly tights. Neil Zawacki answers all the most urgent questions: Should I go with a black or red theme? Do I invest in an army of winged monkeys or ninja warriors? And just where will I put the evil hideout? Whether readers choose to pursue a career as a Criminal Mastermind, Mad Scientist, Corporate Bastard, or just a Wanna-be Evil Genius, they are sure to find plenty of tips for jumpstarting any evil enterprise. Cheaper than attending the annual bad guy conference and way more fun than being good, How to Be a Villain is guaranteed to elicit deep-throated evil laughs across the land.

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User Review  - Sarah_Buckley - LibraryThing

This was a fun, lighthearted little book. Every once in a while I like to take a break from "serious" reading and take in something fun. This fit the bill perfectly, it is a fast read that doesn't really need any serious analysis to get into. Read full review

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User Review  - Archmage - LibraryThing

MwaaHaha (Creates "Instagrow" mustache growing and grooming device in Secret Volcano Lair - Twirls mustache) Bwaahahahahaa Nothing can stop me now! MwaaHaHaHahahahaa Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Neil Zawacki is a California-based freelance writer who has long been interested in the plight of evil-doers. Generally considered to be quite villainous himself, he enjoys theater, literature, and world domination.

James Dignan 's drawings have appeared in the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal and magazines such as Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire. He divides his evil-doing time between Australia and Europe.

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