How to Do Things Right: The Revelations of a Fussy Man : Three Incomparable Books of Wit, Charm, and Wisdom Finally Available in One Volume

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David R. Godine Publisher, 1993 - Humor - 259 pages
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TAKE IT FROM US; these three titles - How to Do Things Right, How to be Good, How to Retire at 41 - will have you laughing out loud, thinking hard, and at least temporarily rearranging your frazzled life. Hills is wise, witty, and very, very funny. His mission is to create order out of chaos, to make the arcane methodology of fussiness respectable, to elevate, and even ennoble, those fleeting instincts we all harbor to get our lives in order.
 

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User Review  - Gold_Gato - LibraryThing

I once worked with a group of software engineers who were so fussy, they would wall off their office windows with silver foil. This is the book I turned to as I tried to 'be one' with my co-workers ... Read full review

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User Review  - MichaelKeyWest - LibraryThing

I worked for Mr. Hills here in Key West in his last year and spent a fair amount of time kicking myself for not reading his book until after he died. I think he would have been amused by my enthusiasm ... Read full review

Contents

BOOK
1
How to Set an Alarm Clock
20
How to Do Four Dumb Tricks with a Package of Camels
48
How I Happened to Quit Work
85
Life Among the Pursuits
113
Life Among the Other Problems
143
What Finally Happened to Me
157
A Modern Good
177
Some Uses and Misuses of Virtue
185
The Somewhat Separate
208
The Extricated Life as Against
219
Toward a Fashionable Morality
232
What Virtue Actually Is and How Exactly to Achieve It
238
How Life Should Be as Against How People Should Be
248
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About the author (1993)

Rust Hills was the long time fiction editor of "Esquire." The author of the trilogy "The Memoirs of a Fussy Man," he divides his time between Florida & Connecticut.

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