Faking It: How to Seem Like a Better Person Without Actually ImprovingYourself

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The ultimate guide to faking it through the real world! Now the people who bring you the Web's most popular humor site teach you how to live the good life (or at least look like you do).

With annual revenues surpassing $6 million and an astonishing 10 million unique visitors a month, CollegeHumor.com ranks within the top six hundred Web sites worldwide. Now, in a follow-up to their recently launched The CollegeHumor Guide to College, these ...

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Overview

The ultimate guide to faking it through the real world! Now the people who bring you the Web's most popular humor site teach you how to live the good life (or at least look like you do).

With annual revenues surpassing $6 million and an astonishing 10 million unique visitors a month, CollegeHumor.com ranks within the top six hundred Web sites worldwide. Now, in a follow-up to their recently launched The CollegeHumor Guide to College, these cheeky alumni offer real-world novices a guide to getting ahead—without getting out of bed before noon.

In Faking It readers will learn how to bluff their way through on-the-job conversations, woo cute art students with the compelling use of the term “postmodern,” and feign a deep appreciation of Neruda. The CollegeHumor team of experts provides everything required to pull off an outstanding social life, including appearing to have cultural knowledge beyond references gleaned from The Simpsons. The sexual, financial, and social arenas have never been more competitive, so it can't hurt to act like you understand classical music, even if you prefer light beer to light opera.

Published just in time for graduation, Faking It is the poseur's bible, but with less religious overtones than the real bible—and more pointers on conspicuously carrying an NPR tote bag.

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We all want to be sensitive, cultured people, but let's face it, who has the time? Realizing that a smidgen of feigned knowledge goes a long way, the brain trust of CollegeHumor.com has constructed a foolproof guide for poseurs. With the aid of Faking It, you will be able to navigate your way through arcane discussions of postmodern artists whose work leaves you seasick and also learn how to impress cute interns at office parties. Armed with your freshly acquired cultural prowess, you will be able to awe office managers and finesse your way into a better job. (Of course, you might not have the real-world talents to keep it.) More fun than a college education.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780525949916
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/22/2007
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

All three CollegeHumor.com writers work in New York City: Amir Blumenfeld, a UC- Berkeley graduate and comedy writer; Ethan Trex, a SportsIllustrated.com featured columnist who is currently working toward a Ph.D. in economics from Wharton; and Neel Shah, a Dartmouth grad who contributes to Gawker.com and The New York Observer.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2009

    Pretty Chill

    I think this book is fabulous. It is a hilarious way to view different situations and make yourself seem more knowledgeable than you really are. I enjoyed reading it and recommend it to others between the ages of 16-26.

    Also, the author from Berkeley is Amir Blumenfeld, not Adam Blumenfeld. Please change.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2007

    Don't waste your time or money...

    This is one of the lamest 'books' I've ever read. Besides the authors' self-aggrandizing attempts at satire, there is absolutely nothing even grin-worthy between the pieces of cardboard wasted on the cover. Even if you're already an arrogant prick, the dismal pandering of these privleged, childish ego cases (Shah especially) will make you ashamed to be educated, literate, and even human. If I've ever seen a better case for castration, I already forgot it. You're better off going to a frat party and starting an argument about gay marriage if you want to see cretins pontificating.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2007

    Amazing Book

    I really loved this book! Now my colleagues seem to think that i'm the go to girl for random knowledge. I'm usually just totally making crap up, but hey, at least they think I know what the heck I'm talking about!

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