The Sociopath's Guide to Getting Ahead

Tips for the Dark Art of Manipulation

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About The Book

Can you be manipulative or irresponsible? Do you occasionally experience a lack of guilt or empathy? Can you be impulsive and feel a need for excitement? Well, these traits are the hallmarks of the sociopath inside you, and it’s time to embrace it! The time to unleash your inner sociopath has never been more right—just look at today’s world leaders and most popular personalities. And it’s time to get yours.

Shoot up the promotional ladder and become the predator at the top of the corporate food chain with The Sociopath’s Guide to Getting Ahead. Find the perfect job for the sociopath in you, fabricate your resume to perfection, and manufacture the perfect first impression to ace those interviews. Prey on the biases and manipulate the psychology of your coworkers to break them down. Engineer conflict, manipulate the flow of attention, and seize power for yourself. Play the office party to perfection. Learn how to fake naturalness, make the right allies, and take down your enemies. And take it all the way to the bank.

A scathing, tongue-in-cheek take on Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People, the self-help industry, and our world today, featuring cameos by Dostoyevsky, Plato, Robert Greene, Malcolm Gladwell and many others, The Sociopath’s Guide to Getting Ahead is the practical satire we need.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Skyhorse (March 2018)
  • Length: 184 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510725386

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Raves and Reviews

“There is nothing remotely funny about psychopathy, but PT Elliott utilizes deft humor to help us seize upon the greater cause of exposing these dangerous people and removing them from positions of power. This is a cathartic and essential piece of writing.”—Richard Kelly, writer/director of Donnie Darko and and Southland Tales
"Hilarious, pitch-black satire. An exquisitely researched, deliciously subversive antidote to every worthless self-help book ever published, The Sociopath's Guide to Getting Ahead will channel YOUR inner Donald J. Trump to WIN, WIN, WIN!"— John A. Wooden, creator of WHITEHOUSE.ORG
“Who's winning? Not you, suckers—at least not unless you're following the rules set forth in P.T. Elliott's hilarious user's guide to the world we've been dumb and selfish enough to create. Who says timely, depressing, and despicable can't be funny?”— Eric Konigsberg, author of Blood Relation
"P.T. Elliott's skewering of our corporate dystopia and the self-help industry that helped it go down is as sly and incisive as the cut of a decertified surgeon foraging for black market kidneys, and just as alarming. Had I been fortunate enough to read The Sociopath's Guide to Getting Ahead as a young person, I might have gotten further in life... or at the very least further away from the kind of people who'll ruin it.”—Carina Chocano, contributor to the New York Times Magazine and author of Do You Love Me Or Am I Just Paranoid?

“In the era of corporate dominated mainstream media and feckless herd reporting, Skyhorse's willingness to tackle tough issues that other publishers won't touch has made it a critical cog in our democracy.”
–Robert F. Kennedy Jr., New York Times bestselling author

“There is nothing remotely funny about psychopathy, but PT Elliott utilizes deft humor to help us seize upon the greater cause of exposing these dangerous people and removing them from positions of power. This is a cathartic and essential piece of writing.”—Richard Kelly, writer/director of Donnie Darko and and Southland Tales
"Hilarious, pitch-black satire. An exquisitely researched, deliciously subversive antidote to every worthless self-help book ever published, The Sociopath's Guide to Getting Ahead will channel YOUR inner Donald J. Trump to WIN, WIN, WIN!"— John A. Wooden, creator of WHITEHOUSE.ORG
“Who's winning? Not you, suckers—at least not unless you're following the rules set forth in P.T. Elliott's hilarious user's guide to the world we've been dumb and selfish enough to create. Who says timely, depressing, and despicable can't be funny?”— Eric Konigsberg, author of Blood Relation
"P.T. Elliott's skewering of our corporate dystopia and the self-help industry that helped it go down is as sly and incisive as the cut of a decertified surgeon foraging for black market kidneys, and just as alarming. Had I been fortunate enough to read The Sociopath's Guide to Getting Ahead as a young person, I might have gotten further in life... or at the very least further away from the kind of people who'll ruin it.”—Carina Chocano, contributor to the New York Times Magazine and author of Do You Love Me Or Am I Just Paranoid?

“In the era of corporate dominated mainstream media and feckless herd reporting, Skyhorse's willingness to tackle tough issues that other publishers won't touch has made it a critical cog in our democracy.”
–Robert F. Kennedy Jr., New York Times bestselling author

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