A User's Manual for the Human Experience


Read by Michael W. Dean

(3.8 stars; 37 reviews)

Learn to block and delete idiots from your life. Remove addiction to bad people, drugs, alcohol, government and more (WITHOUT MEETINGS!) Then use your new-found time and energy to MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT YOU LOVE, like the author does.

A USER'S MANUAL FOR THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE is a libertarian manifesto for getting healthy, getting brilliant, maximizing potential and changing the world.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK:
"Part intellectual memoir, part self-help book. Michael W. Dean's Practical Emotional Self-Defense (PESD) techniques flow from a wealth of life experiences, both positive and negative. 'The Only Two Rules in Life' have some radical, refreshing implications." --Jason Sorens, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo, SUNY), founder of the Free State Project

"You owe yourself the opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and put yourself in the court with this modern-day Socrates."
--Pastor Kenneth V. Blanchard, Sr., author of Black Man with a Gun

“I knew Michael Dean back in the day, when he was a 19-year-old punk rocker with an appetite for self-destruction. I honestly didn’t think he’d live to be 30. But guess what? It turns out that Michael isn’t just a survivor; he’s a survivor who’s learned how to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness after recovery. For everyone who wants to know how to stay sane, develop a great work ethic, and make a mark on the world, Michael Dean has a great story to tell."
--Professor Michael Bérubé, Ph.D. (Penn State), author of What’s Liberal About the Liberal Arts? and Life as We Know It

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
An anagram for "Michael Dean" is "Deal Machine," and that truly fits. Dean never sits on his laurels, and he's constantly working hard and well in new directions. Michael Wareham Dean is the author of the books "$30 Film School", "$30 Music School", "$30 Writing School", "Starving in the Company of Beautiful Women", "The Simple Pleasures of a Complex Girl", "DIY NOW! Digital Audio" and "YouTube: an Insider's Guide to Climbing the Charts."

He runs the libertarian pop-culture blog, Stink Fight.

Michael directed the films "Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow" and "D.I.Y. or DIE: How to Survive as an Independent Artist." Michael played guitar in the band The Beef People. He sang and played bass in Baby Opaque and Bomb (Warner Brothers).

Michael W. Dean and his wife Debra Jean Dean are both professional voiceover artists, and also run The Nestlandia Institute, a think tank. They live in an undisclosed location in Southern California with their three cats. They plan to move to a farm in rural Wyoming this fall.


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Chapters

FOREWORD and Chapter One, Greetings Eager Seeker Read by Michael W. Dean
Chapter 2 - New Year's Resolutions Don't Work Read by Michael W. Dean
Chapter 3 - The Only Two Rules In Life Read by Michael W. Dean
Chapter 4 - Practical Emotional Self-Defense Read by Michael W. Dean
Chapter 5 – Your Rights End at My Nose Read by Michael W. Dean
Chapter 6 - From Netiquette to Restraining Orders Read by Michael W. Dean
Chapter 7 - The No-Contact Strategy Read by Michael W. Dean
Chapter 8 - A Resentment and a Laptop Read by Michael W. Dean
Chapter 9 - Twelve Steps? How About Two Steps! Read by Michael W. Dean
Chapter 10 - Hardcore Recovery Without Meetings, first half of chapter Read by Michael W. Dean
Chapter 10 - Hardcore Recovery Without Meetings, second half of chapter. Read by Michael W. Dean
Chapter 11 - You Have The Right To Be Left Alone Read by Michael W. Dean
Chapter 12 - Stop Being a Victim Read by Michael W. Dean
First half of Chapter 13 - Work Smarter Read by Michael W. Dean
Second half of Chapter 13 Read by Michael W. Dean
First half of Chapter 14 - Time Management for Calm and Profit. Read by Michael W. Dean
Second half of Chapter 14 - The Dean One-Page Plan Read by Michael W. Dean
Chapter 15 - Make a Living Doing What You Love. Read by Michael W. Dean
First half of Chapter 16 - Organization Building - New Uses For Old Tools. Read by Michael W. Dean
Second half of Chapter 16 - Organization Building - New Uses For Old Tools. Read by Michael W. Dean
Chapter 17 - LETTER TO A YOUNG ME. Read by Michael W. Dean
Bonus one of two: MP3 of 1992 Bomb song "Power of Suggestion." Read by Michael W. Dean
Last Episode! Bonus 2 of 2: MP3 of 1992 Bomb song "Lucy in the Sky with Desi." Read by Michael W. Dean

Reviews

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(0.5 stars)

Ever look at young "live fast, die pretty" people and try to imagine where their mind will be in 20 years? Ever experience the stereotypes of California culture? Well here you go. An aging caricature of a So Cal punk shares his predictable personal evolution and conclusions from a very obvious cultural background influence.


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Responding to Nelline who said, "How can anyone take advise (sic) from a man who points out in detail that his nearby neighbors are weak, unprotected, with children, and no means of defense for someone breaking into their home? Using their names, he’s practically inviting someone to go over there ...

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(1 stars)

Heck no! He is very rude. It seems to me that he thinks that everybody is weak and inferior in his eyes. Also, It was quite boring to me. I don't really care about what the world thinks or how it acts. I do my own thing. Also, who thought of that music?? Ugh it does not fit in with the book. Do not read. It is insulting and rude. Thumbs Down.


(1 stars)

I have tried to listen to this but I am so put off by that song at the beginning. The first time I thought wow that was kinda cool but the third, fourth, fifth time? Nope. Sorry. Wish I could actually listen to your book without having to listen to that garbage.


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I absolutely love the book. Listened to the podcast as it came out originally, and was hooked. I love the fact that Michael puts it out there with honesty, and common sense. Living a life of liberty, free from the world of followers we see normally in life. Thanks Michael ...


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I tried listening to this, got to chapter 4 and just had to stop. How can anyone take advise from a man who points out in detail that his nearby neighbors are weak, unprotected, with children, and no means of defense for someone breaking into their home? Using their names, ...


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a good book that spoke to me in many ways even thow i no i am some times the bad bits and thats as powerfull as the as the 12 step some rell amoshen there (yes i cryed) (p.s. yere he dess come over as pompus thow not as bad ...


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I think I have read the first chapter of this book 2 years ago. Somehow, as I read my comment, I disliked it. However, after finishing the whole book, I am very glad that I read it. It is inspirational and funny. I read it while I was doing my ...