First of all, the title seems harsh, but it’s a good title. The book isn’t about being a jerk to everyone, FYI.
Too often I see really talented people “not make it”. And then I see people with no talent and they are all over the place, and I want to gouge my eyeballs out with barbed wire. Hugh is a guy who IS talented who DID make it. Sure, a part of me is jealous that he’s out getting book deals and making the cash, but that part isn’t nearly as big as the part that is just happy to see that someone out there who busted their ass without stepping all over people is doing well.
Hugh really seems to write this book for talented people who are just tired of playing the role of work all the time. Our professions aren’t easy and if you expect work without struggle, you are kidding yourself. Essentially, Hugh is the anti-“get rich quick” scheme because he’s going to tell you 1.) it’s not easy and 2.) it might not work but 3.) you should still go through with something if you are passionate about it. As always, Hugh’s style is engaging and honest and the cartoons made me laugh.
Honestly, I cried a little after reading this because it reminded me that I’m not a special little flower in the universe. But that’s okay. I think I needed that swift kick in the ass.
So, can you handle it? I think you can. Here’s the book if you want to buy it.