A User's Manual for the Human Experience

by Michael W. Dean

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Synopsis

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.

Story Elements

Ratings Factors

Language: Minor profanity used occasionally
Sexual Content: No sexual acts implied or described
Target Audience Age: 18-34 (New adult/twentysomethings)
Violence: None

Setting

Geography: Earth
Realism: A true story to the best of the author's knowledge
Setting Type: Podcasts only - not specified
Time Period: 2010 - 2019 (Present day)

Main Character

Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Race: Irrelevant
Religion: Irrelevant
Sexual Preference: Irrelevant or N/A

Styles & Themes

Humor: Moments of levity
Inspires Reader to Feel: Confident/Self-Motivated
Mysteries & Puzzles: None or only very minor mysteries
Pacing: Time to savor, deliberate
Physical Action: Negligible physical action
Political/Social Commentary: Heavy use of social and political themes on a personal level
Romance: No romantic elements

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