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THE BUSINESS OF LIFE

Taking a wrecking ball to the conventions and norms, in search of independent thought.

This is a book unlike any other you will read! Guaranteed: you will not put this book down once you start reading it! The Business of Life is a collection of unique informative, entertaining and intellectually challenging anecdotes, essays, ideologies and reflections. Witness Manning’s clarity on the spellbinding complexity of success in life and business. So much about life and business and selling billions of dollars of products and services: brain food, satellites, Toyotas, [too much] LG stuff, sacred water from the Holy land, tons of horse manure (really). And …Best have a sense of humor.

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PIMPS WHORES AND PATRONS OF VIRTUE

A kaleidoscope of poignant and entertaining satires, anecdotes, essays and ideologies about the human condition and spirit.

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“Original, outrageous, great humor, brutally honest, wow depth of thought. Manning writes with great passion about people and life, in the first person, speaking directly to the reader. Thirty-two unique pieces that will leave you intellectually challenged, entertained, and with lots of hearty laughs. Best be intelligent and have a sense of humor. A must read.”

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About the Author

Some people collect stamps, memorabilia, music, dolls, Zippo lighters, bottle caps, Happy Meals, toys, rocks, bad habits. As an astute observer of people, life and all manner of happenings,

Manning Collects People and Stories.

Steve asserts to lead a preposterously fulfilling life. That tends to happen to people who will try and fail to read everything in print and online, talk to anybody about anything, anywhere, anytime. And then try to live all of that. His Life Is Not A Dress Rehearsal and A Life Without Passion Is A Life Not Worth Living philosophies are on his omnipresent imaginary teleprompter.

THE BUSINESS OF LIFE

The Business of Life Book Cover by Steven J. Manning

The Business of Life is a
unique collection of exceptionally informative, intellectually challenging, and highly entertaining anecdotes, essays, ideologies and reflections.

Witness Manning’s clarity on the spellbinding complexity of success in life and business, as he takes a wrecking ball to many conventions and norms. Soak in and enjoy his exceptional depth of insight, his remarkable command of the language and expressiveness. His display of genuinely independent thought.

So much about life and business. And selling tens of billions of dollars of products and services: brain food, spy satellites, Toyotas and other brands you know, LG stuff, sacred water from the Holy land, ice to the Eskimo in the winter, tons of horse manure (really)…

This is a book unlike any other you will read! Guaranteed: you will not put this book down once you start reading it! And, best have a sense of humor…

Contents From The Business Of Life

  • KICKOFF
  • LIFE IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL
  • HOW MANY GALLONS OF PAINT DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A LEADER
  • YOU CAN AND SHOULD SELL HORSE MANURE! FOR REAL!
  • ARE YOU HARDCORE BUSINESS?
  • HOW AN INDUSTRY WAS BORN: THE MEGAFORCE DIGIGRAPH
  • TWO DEGREES OF SEPARATION
  • MY PILLARS OF SUCCESS
  • PINK LADIES TRUCKING
  • CRYSTAL CLEAR
  • SO THERE…

PIMPS WHORES AND PATRONS OF VIRTUE

Front Book Cover for Pimps Whores and Patrons of Virtue

Albeit indispensable, oxygen does not enrich life. Observation does.

All about the human condition and spirit. Original, outrageous, great humor, brutally honest, Kaleidoscopic, urgent, unfiltered, wow depth of thought.

SJ (Steven J.) Manning writes with great passion about people and life, in the first person, speaking directly to the reader. Thirty-two unique pieces that will leave the reader intellectually challenged, entertained, and with lots of hearty laughs. Best have a sense of humor. A must read.

In this highly entertaining, informed, and intellectually challenging collection of satires, anecdotes, essays, ideologies and reflections, Manning delves anecdotally into the wonderful and often incomprehensible world of the human condition and spirit, in all its spellbinding complexity.

PIMPS WHORES AND PATRONS OF VIRTUE invites readers to meander through 35 years of Manning’s intellectual exophthalmia: observations, reflections, projections, correspondence, life experiences, stamp-filled passports, collection of interesting and interestingly boring people, answers to the next question and the next and the next, venting, people and things good, bad, and ugly, and irrelevant facts, factoids, and more.

The author anecdotally paints a kaleidoscope of people, which he categorizes as pimps, whores, and the rarest of the species, patrons of virtue. This book showcases all three categories in their blooming glory and their incomprehensible worst. Thirty-two unique pieces, fueled by humor, inquisition and inspirations, balanced by the reality of life.

And finally, how to get through an ordinary day: love, humor, labor, tolerance, thoughtfulness, and a valiant attempt at balance.

Contents From Pimps Whores And Patrons Of Virtue

  • Kick-off
  • Uncle Úgene
  • The Truth About Men
  • “Only Women Bleed”
  • There Is A God Up There
  • Plan “B”
  • The big man in the khaki shirt and riding boots with his arm up a cow’s “thing”
  • On mergers and acquisitions
  • Letter to the Honorable Dr. Immo Starbreit
  • Psyche and soul
  • 29,029 no more
  • Convicts, cherries and the classic contrarian: in your face virtue. A story of a virtuous man who lived and suffered plying at patronage.
  • Isaac Asimov’s underwear
  • NIKE and HARVARD
  • Nerds
  • Things are seldom what they appear to be!
  • If you have your head stuck up your rectum so far …
  • Dilemma in spread relationships
  • Keep your jack!
  • On class
  • Dinner with my friends
  • White, rich and angry
  • The bidet police
    (Faithful Readers participation)
  • P.C. and culture of apology
  • Everybody has to have someone to
 dump on
  • Oliver Stone and Jerry Seinfeld
  • Human intercourse
    (Faithful Readers participation)
  • Letter to Dr. Smith: a quintessential journey from ignorance to arrogance, without nary a brush with intelligence.
  • Malodorous metaphor
  • Hunted in America
  • About me and mine
  • Finally: quality prostitutes

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