From the New York Times bestselling author, pro skater, satellite radio star and host of The Jason Ellis Show comes The Awesome Guide to Life , a hilarious follow-up full of no-holds-barred advice to help you get the most out of life.Read more...
From the New York Times bestselling author, pro skater, satellite radio star and host of The Jason Ellis Show comes The Awesome Guide to Life, a hilarious follow-up full of no-holds-barred advice to help you get the most out of life.
Drawing from his own experiences, Ellis offers the wisdom he's accumulated to help you handle any situation. Laugh-out-loud funny, told in the irreverent voice that draws legions of fans to his radio show, The Awesome Guide to Life teaches you how to create your signature look, how to party, how get laid, how to maintain a relationship, how to pick up a hooker--and more.
But to maximize the opportunities that life has to offer you have to have confidence, Ellis argues--the confidence to define what you want, pursue your passion, and make your dreams a reality. In The Awesome Guide to Life Jason Ellis shows you how to develop the positive attitude you need to truly make things happen.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-12-23
- Reviewer: Staff
Former skateboarding star, currently satellite radio talk show host, and self-proclaimed awesome guy Ellis ("I'm Awesome") delivers an entertaining self-help book. There is a sincere attempt to provide helpful hints to his target audience —men ages 18–to 25—that is both enlightening and hilarious, as Ellis offers a simple code to live by: "When you figure out how to be awesome at one thing, the same rules apply to the rest of the shit in your life." He includes everything from exercise ("I suggest going to the gym, facing another man, and then punching each other in the face. It's euphoric") to clothes ("for the love of Christ, get your laces straightened out. chicks care about that"), and tattoos ("if the word or the phrase you want is too cheesy to write in English, then Asian characters won't save it"). Even when he decides to give some advice to women ("Vagina hair is on the comeback trail these days") Ellis isn't snarky, but truly wants to "motivate people to try harder and become better." (Mar.)