The name of the favored guest is rightly claimed by he who has learned the art of sleight of hand. …
I dedicate this book to those who wish they had said some of these things and those who sleep better knowing they did not.
With all the questionable advice we are bombarded with every waking moment of our
lives, someone had to step up to the plate and start making nonsense of it all. And that someone is me.
For years, I’ve written down on scraps of paper and in notebooks gems of wisdom, clichés, and advice I have heard or have been given. A few years ago, I started putting all these into one notebook.
From that notebook came the seed of the idea for this book.
If any of you out there have actually said any of these things, I promise not to publicly give you credit for your lack of taste and prudence.
Prepare to be haunted by some of the most irrelevant things that have never been said – until now.
I have suffered from others’ wisdom, and now it’s time for them to suffer from mine.
Let the lack of wisdom begin.