Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for June 06, 1993
Hobbes: Whatcha doin'? Calvin: Getting rich! Hobbes: Really? Calvin: Yep. I'm writing a self-help book! There's a huge market for this stuff. First, you convince people there's something wrong with them. That's easy because advertising has already conditioned people to feel insecure about their weight, looks, social status, sex appeal, and so on. Next, you convice them that the probelm is not their fault and that they're victims of larger forces. That's easy, because it's what people believe anyway. Nobody wants to be responsible for his own situation. Finally, you convince them that with your expert advice and encouragement, they can conquer their problem and be happy! Hobbes: Ingenious. What problem will you help people solve? Calvin: Their addiction to self-help books! My book is called, "Shut Up and Stop Whining: How To Do Something With Your Life Besides Think About Yourself." Hobbes: You should probably wait for the advance before you buy anything. Calvin: the trouble is...if my program works, I won't be able to write a sequel.
Xalder over 8 years ago
Hah, amazing. I wonder if this is actually what Watterson thinks of self-help books and advice?
the calvinosaurus that calvin wanted to discover about 8 years ago
the theme of the book is right there, if you want to write an essay on it like we do in Language Arts class.
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sunchaunzo over 4 years ago
“Aunt Erma’s Cope Book. How to get from Monday to Friday in 12 Days”.
NoodleIncident over 3 years ago
Sounds like church
Kirby over 1 year ago
I’m totally stealing this idea and buying myself 3 summer homes I don’t even use, like any smart (and rich) person would.