The Ugly Guide to Being Alive and Staying That Way, by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim

Despite being a glorified advertisement for Ugly Dolls, David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim's The Ugly Guide to Being Alive and Staying That Way actually boasts some pretty sound advice.

The Ugly Guide covers a lot of ground: Where are Uglys born? What are their schools like? How do they feel about their love lives, careers, hobbies, and eventual retirement? Horvath and Kim's goofy text and vivid illustrations whip through a surprising number of life's milestones, and they slip in several solid suggestions along the way:

Bullies are bullies because they are afraid. Unfortunately, they are not afraid of you. So run.

[If] you really think about it, eating lots of veggies instead of sweets means you get to eat far more birthday cakes.
And (this one's my favorite):

Just remember to save your money.
That way it won't be gone.
See? Advice for the ages! And while $5.99 might seem like a lot to pay for a book with a mere 64 pages, it's less than you'd pay for something by, say, Dr. Phil. The information in Horvath and Kim's guide is just as valid as anything else on the self-help shelves--and their illustrations are way cuter.
Posted by: Julianka


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