Insights & Insults! : A Handbook about the Faults, Failures, Idiosyncrasies, Stupidities & Wisdom of Mankind!
AMERICA'S FALL FROM GRACE! / QUOTES YOU MAY WANT TO USE! This handbook distills into quotable comments the more obvious faults, failures, idiosyncrasies and occasional flashes of wisdom displayed by humanity-an incredibly mixed bag of ignorance, willful stupidity, intelligence and accomplishment that boggles the mind. Topics covered in the handbook cover boys, business, businesspeople, Christianity, cultures, drugs, economics, entertainment, girls, God, gods, homosexuals, the Internet, Islam, Jews, men, news media, obesity, politics, politicians, religions, sex, sexuality, TV commercials, women, and more! The contrasts between the animalistic qualities and the god-like qualities of human beings described in the book may suggest to some that the differences may be one of nature's greatest jokes-or that nature is just experimenting as it has done with all other life forms on the planet. There is also a summation at the end of the book that delves into the physical, intellectual and spiritual nature of human beings-aspects that make them amazing, frustrating, intriguing and provocative creatures. As noted, the book presents insights into the human condition in a collection of incisive quotes you may want to use on any number of occasions!
- Paperback | 112 pages
- 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
- 12 Jul 2013
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
About Boye Lafayette De Mente
Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, Korea and Mexico since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, journalist, editor and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo, and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (in 1953), now Thunderbird School of Global Management, in Glendale, Arizona, USA. De Mente wrote the first ever books on the Japanese way of doing business (Japanese Etiquette and Ethics in Business in 1959 and How to Do Business in Japan in 1962), and was the first to introduce the now commonly used Japanese terms wa, nemawashi, kaizen, tatemae-honne, shibui, sabi and wabi to the outside business world! His 70-plus other books run the gamut from language learning to the night-time "pink" trades in Japan, the sensual nature of Oriental cultures, male-female relations, and understanding and coping with the Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Mexican mindset in business and social situations. He has also written extensively about his home state of Arizona and the failures of American culture.