You're Not Very Important
Almost-Dr. Douglas Texter takes his readers on a whirlwind tour of
the practice of self-betterment throughout the ages in this biting
parody of self-help literature. He carefully explores the Big 12 myths
of self-improvement, and at the same time, delivers a devastating,
sardonic social and political commentary.
Finally, the truth has come out. Education is a myth. Creativity is a
myth. Self-actualization is a myth. And mythology? That too is a myth.
Douglas Texter is the first self-help guru who tells us what we already
know: no couch potato ever built a death camp. Do your part to save the
world. Buy this book, then immediately quit your job. - -Nick Mamatas,
author of Northern Gothic and 3000
MPH In Every Direction At Once
Doug Texter may not be very important, but he's very, very funny.
This wickedly delicious little book skewers all things we hold dear when
it comes to the zillion-dollar motivational industry. It's a great - -
and sometimes thought-provoking - - read. Tuck a copy of "You're Not Very
Important" in your fabulously over-priced laptop and tommorow's
time-wasting meeting will zoom past as you snicker over Doug's insights
into the stuff that makes us tick. - - Robert Darden, Senior Editor, "The
Door" Magazine. Author of On the Eighth Day, God Laughed.