The Official Rules of Life: ...for Those of You Who Thought You'd Mastered Life's Little Instructions and Learned Everything You Needed to Know

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  • ISBN-13: 9780684801278
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 1/30/1996
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 6.01 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 10
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Twelve Steps 13
The American Kennel Club Guidelines for Dog Show Judges 15
Anthony Robbins' Five Rules for Walking on Hot Coals 16
Antioch University Sexual Offense Policy: Consent 17
Arthur Elgort's Models Manual 20
Attaining Super-Health: A Few Hints from Superman 21
Avon's Principles 23
Baltasar Gracian's Oraculo Manual 25
Boy Scout Laws 27
Demolition Derby Rules 30
DIC Code of Standards for Cartoons 33
Emily Post's Guidelines for Deportment When Having an Audience with the Pope 34
eWorld's Standards for Living in an Electronic World 36
Father Flanagan's Boys Town Axioms 37
Field & Stream's Tips for Fly Fishing in Central Park 39
Film Extras: Guidelines from a Casting Coordinator 41
Freemasons: The Master Mason's Oath 43
The Fuller Brush Company: The Successful Man's Successful Habits of Work 46
Gene Autry's Ten Cowboy Commandments 50
General Colin Powell's Rules to Live By 52
The General Services Administration Rules for Foreign Gifts to U.S. Government Employees 54
Geneva Convention Rules of War 56
Girl Scouts' Rules Regarding Cookie Sales 59
The Golden Rule(s) 62
Graduation Requirements of the Scottsdale Unified School District 64
A Guide for the Polite Panhandler 66
Harley-Davidson's Rules for Safety 68
La Cosa Nostra Oath of Omerta 69
Lands' End Principles of Doing Business 70
A Library Code of Conduct 72
Mary Kay Cosmetics Core Values 74
The Miller Brewing Company's Guidelines for Responsible Drinking 75
MIT Guide to Lock Picking 76
Moltar's Oven-Cleaning Tips 77
Monopoly Rules Regarding Jail 78
New York City Transit Authority Subway Rules 79
New York Marathon Last-Minute Tips from the Psyching Team 81
New York State's Rules for Divorce Lawyers 83
NFL's Media Interview Do's and Don'ts 84
Nintendo Video Game Content Guidelines 87
NRA Member's Mission 89
Procter & Gamble's Helpful Hints for Dishwashing 91
A Reporter's Tips for Dealing with the Press in a Crisis 92
Ritz-Carlton Three Steps of Service 93
Satchel Paige's Rules of Life 94
Sixth-Grade Science Class Safety and Conduct Rules 95
Smith System Rules of Driving 99
Smokey the Bear's Junior Forest Ranger's Easy Rules for Preventing Forest Fires 100
The Stew Leonard's Philosophy 101
The Ten Commandments 104
The Ten LEGO Characteristics 106
Tips for Teens: Ten Commandments of Good Conduct 108
United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child 110
United States Senate Pages' Code of Conduct 112
University of Pittsburgh's Center for Medical Ethics' Guide to Organ Procurement 114
War and Navy Departments' Guide to Great Britain for the Enlisted Man 115
West Point Cadet's Rules of Closet Order 118
The Young Man's Training for an Effective Life 120
Acknowledgments 122
Credits 123
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