Brutally honest and scathingly funny, The Sociopath’s Guide to Getting Ahead is a practical satire that holds a funhouse mirror to American business and political culture. It is the first book to call out the new, “scientifically” grounded insights of social psychology for what they are: tips for the dark art of manipulation.
Filled with surprising cameo appearances from Dostoyevsky, Plato, Robert Greene, Dale Carnegie, and Malcolm Gladwell, it provides the skills you need to succeed (and, just as importantly, to keep others down). In a time where even our leaders show it is OK to do whatever it takes to get ahead, The Sociopath’s Guide to Getting Ahead is the only tool you need to make sure you come out on top.
SubtitleTips for the Dark Art of Manipulation
AuthorBy P. T. Elliott
Published13 February 2018
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
About the author
P.T. Elliott studied philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and was an award-winning screenwriting fellow at the American Film Institute. Currently an art director for feature films, she has worked on such films as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, and Kong: Skull Island. Her previously published books are 100 Proof and Cracker Ingenuity. Elliott lives in Los Angeles, California
"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?