On Being a Shit: Unkind Deeds and Cover-Ups in Everyday Life

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Lulu.com, Mar 1, 2008 - Humor - 192 pages
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IN THIS BOOK, PROFESSOR JANE GILGUN proposes a theory of being a shit and tests it on a variety of stories. She ends with a revised theory and in the process discovers principles of how to build bridges after you have done something unkind and dishonest. Read this book and you will be ready to dethrone the next person who dumps on you. For those who aspire to be shits, this book is a step-by-step guide. For those who want to be accountable, this book shows how. A great gift for put-upon relatives and friends and a humorous hint to troublesome people in your life. This book also shows how to do qualitative theory-testing, helpful to graduate students and seasoned researchers. Another version uses asterisks in key places and is at www.lulu.com/content/2239317
 

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Contents

Testing a Theory of Being a Shit on Stories from Everyday Life
4
Cognates and Meanings of Being a Shit
12
A Preliminary Theory of Being a Shit
34
A Son Borrows His Dads Car
43
Its Easy to Lie to an Honest Guy
45
Sophie and Bill Dump on Each Other
47
9 Stick Your Head in You Clam
49
CoverUps in the Mining Industry
52
16 Success and Then Failure at Being a Shit
79
When a Man Wants Two Women
83
Clarence Thomas Markets his Book
91
Karl Rove Scores
97
Applications of the Theory
100
Harry Dent Sees the Light
106
Between True and Fake Accountability
115
The Final Version of the Theory
122

in the Business World
55
Who Fail at Being Shits
57
A True Believer a Schmuck or Both?
60
While Others Cover Up
65
The Case of the Missing Coffee Grinder
72
Significance of the Lesser Statuses
129
Final Thoughts
137
of Types of Enactors
144
Endnotes
152
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