• People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It!

  • The 10 Ways You Are Sabotaging Yourself and How You Can Overcome Them
  • By: Larry Winget
  • Narrated by: Larry Winget
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (185 ratings)

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People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It!

By: Larry Winget
Narrated by: Larry Winget
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Publisher's Summary

The Pitbull of Personal Development? and New York Times best-selling author is back with advice on the dumb things people do to sabotage their success.

What do people really want? They want what they've got. It's a simple formula. You have what you want because your actions produced your results. Not your words, and certainly not your wants.

In his signature caustic yet lovable style, Larry Winget dishes out straight talk on what he calls "life's messes," and offers sound, simple solutions. Taking on business, family, health, being fat, being stupid, success, money, and more, Larry Winget points out exactly which changes have to take place in order for people to turn their lives around.

A little bit of business, a little bit of personal development, a little finance, a little parenting, a little health and wellness, People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It! will help anyone identify their own "areas of stupidity" and take action to finally achieve real success.

©2008 Larry Winget (P)2008 Penguin

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Larry Hits the Nail on the Head

I love Larry and loved this book. Fans will be glad to hear he's narrating this one. If you like to be told things straight up, no holding back, with a "I'm here to kick butt and take no prisoners" attitude - this is the book for you. If you're the type who needs to be cuddled and spoken to gently, skip it. This is not an audio book for the precious, sensitive-types among us. If you're not familiar w/ Larry, listen to the sample to see if you like his tonality. He's blunt, sarcastic and sometimes a tad crude so be warned.
His common sense, take responsibility for yourself and act like a mature adult ideology is a perfect antidote for the seemingly overwhelming numbers of whiny, self-absorbed, lazy, "it's all about me" princesses (of both genders) that seem to have invaded the population over the past several years. If you're up to really evaluating yourself, your actions and your life in order to get where you want to go, I urge you to get this book, do ALL the exercises and follow through. I think it's time for all of us to "put on our big kid panties" and work towards a more positive, stable, productive tomorrow.
Now, since I believe Larry's title that people are idiots, I'll just wait to see how many reviews show up complaining about how mean and uncouth Larry is in this book and what a waste of a credit it was, even though they've had ample warning. :-)

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Old worn out style

Never heard of Larry Winget before, but it was on the 5.95 special and I thought I'd give him a try. It's just not cute after awhile to hear the "good ole, psycho country boy" persona telling you all the same crap that you've heard for years. He just tries too hard to be "tough".

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he totally pissed me off

and I couldn't stop listening, except when I was making the lists he tells you to write. Yes we are ALL idiots and the goal is the do it less often. I was so happy when he brought up a topic I was already doing and kicking myself when the next section was something I never thought of. He really doesn???t tell anyone anything new but he tells it like it is and helped me keep working on improving myself.

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Good

If you read "Get out of your own way" you'll find this book is mostly the same content.

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Complete duplicate of other book

I really enjoyed shut up stop whining and get a life yesterday while I was at work listening to it. I downloaded this book so I can listen to it tonight at work and it pretty much said all of the same exact stuff that was in the previous book, therefore I feel cheated that I paid for another book and got almost no new information. I had to stop a couple of times just to make sure I was not listening to the same book again by mistake but I wasn’t it was supposedly a new book. There were a couple of situations that were different, but for the most part it’s exactly everything that was stated in shut up stop whining and get a life. So if you don’t wanna re-read The same book or should I say re-listen to the same book over again personally I would not purchase this one. I’m very disappointed that I wasted $18

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Truth hurts and I am in pain!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

For anyone who is honest with his or her self I would recommend this book if they are truly wanting to work and change!

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Eye opener

What made the experience of listening to People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It! the most enjoyable?

Once Larry gets past putting everyone in the world down he breaks things into chapters. While I can't wear stillettos I appreciate that one should look for qualities in a mate that are compatible with their likes and dislikes. Wish I had this book 25 years ago!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Some of the idiots he describes. The ones that annoy everybody. Especially on planes and in restaurants.

Which character ??? as performed by Larry Winget ??? was your favorite?

Larry Winget. Once you listen, I need say no more.

What did you learn from People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It! that you would use in your daily life?

A ton of stuff! The people I hang out with, mostly.

Any additional comments?

I wish he would narrate ALL of his books. I love the two I have.

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Candid and to the Point

What did you love best about People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It!?

Mr. Winget speak the truth. There is no need for sugarcoating in his world. His use of personal experiences with plain fact is critical for anyone trying to run a business in this climate.

Have you listened to any of Larry Winget’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Some of the information is overlap from his other books, this particular book focus on the people and their good, bad and interesting habit as consumers, employees and neighbors.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed through many of the moments, some of his stories are comical.

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Well we know that.

Good book but not a lot of new info if you've been in the field. If you haven't then it'll be enlightening.

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Exceptional!!

I heard this book in Audible and it captured my attention all the way through the book. Larry really delves deep into human behavior along with obvious yet simple solutions to stop being an idiot in this life! I'm a 62 year old woman and have found areas in my life that I have been an idiot about. This book along with ALL of Larry's books have given me the "tools" and inspiration to make the changes in my life that are long overdue. My husband recently passed away unexpectedly and my world was turned upside down. I was placed in assisted living because I lost strength in my legs. After physical therapy I was put on a exercise plan to regain my strength back. Because of my grief I haven't been doing my exercises as much as I should. It's "easier" to just lay down. But after hearing Larry's books something inside of me woke up and pushed me to do things that will only get me TO my goal instead of AWAY from my goal!! I AM going to be strong again, I AM going to have my own home again, I AM going to learn new skills and I AM going to make alot of money again and get back to living LIFE again!! Thank you Larry for your help in getting me back on my own two feet again!! I am very grateful that I have listened to your books and learned how to be and do the "best that I can"!!

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  • Lee Rogers
  • 06-07-22

Some Good Nuggets In Here

Good audio book, very honest in approach and it has some good thinking points. I particularly enjoyed the goal setting section (TNT)