What Would Ben Stein Do?. Applying the Wisdom of a Modern-Day Prophet to Tackle the Challenges of Work and Life

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  • Book
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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.

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1. Marriage: A Big, Big Deal 1

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

Index 201

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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.

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