Why should you let Ben Stein tell you how to live? Who′s he to say what′s what?
The reason you should listen to Ben Stein is, quite simply, he says a lot of smart stuff about many different things. He′s the wise old owl perched in a tree, waiting to answer all of your questions about life, marriage, work, and money.
Delivered with the dry, honest wit that millions of people have come to know and love, Ben Stein shares his advice on nearly every topic imaginable, from the importance of being a loving spouse to the folly of supply–side economics. Understand the value of punctuality, sleep, and diversification. Let his wisdom guide you in coping with loss, feelings of despair, and national deficits.
Stein′s experience from Washington to Hollywood and everywhere in between makes him an ideal individual to offer guidance to others. His expertise in countless fields substantiates his keen observations on the range of challenges that people face every day. What Would Ben Stein Do? Well, he would read this book. Learn something new and useful from Ben Stein today.
2. Character Is Your Most Important Product, and Work Is a Life or Death Matter 5
3. Work = Character 9
4. Work Is Not the Same as Looking for Work 13
5. Personality, No Divas Wanted 19
6. Getting Along in Marriage Is Not Easy It s a Job 27
7. Tipping 41
8. Work Is a Gift from God 47
9. The Need to Save Money Is Life or Death 57
10. There Are Few Guarantees 61
11. Your Beloved Parents 67
12. Does Death Really Come as the End? Maybe Not 71
13. Friendship Is Golden 77
14. Don t Be Late! 81
15. Do Not Cross Other People s Borders without Being Invited In 87
16. I Am Just Like You, Only I Am Me 93
17. You Are Not at the Center of the Universe 99
18. The Next Indicated Action 103
19. You Are What You Drive 107
20. The Absolutely Fastest, Surest Way to Get Rich Quick 115
21. Silence Is Golden 121
22. Gratitude, Revisited 125
23. A Day to Remember 129
24. Save and Beware 135
25. Play It Safe 141
26. Be Nice 145
27. Thoughts on the Economic Morass and How to Get Out of It 149
28. Progress, Not Perfection 155
29. Education To Read or Not to Read 159
30. The Good Side of Drugs 169
31. To the Tables Down at Mory s 177
32. Tax Policy 187
33. Benjyrama 195
BEN STEIN, a graduate of Yale Law School, worked as a trial lawyer and a poverty lawyer. He taught about the political and social content of mass culture and law and economics at American University; the University of California, Santa Cruz; and Pepperdine University. He was a speech writer for Presidents Nixon and Ford, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, a bestselling author several times over, a teacher of finance, a screenwriter, a novelist, and has also enjoyed a career as an actor, most notably for his role as the droning teacher in Ferris Bueller′s Day Off, recently ranked one of the fifty most famous scenes in American film. In short, Ben Stein is a man who has lived, and one would do well to heed his advice.