Buy It Now.

Because both my brother and my wife are in it. Gosh, so many smart people in my family. I feel like The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Being Stupid between two bookends by Rodin.


  1. Matthew Lickona says

    That’s a lovely edition of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Being Stupid in that photo you linked to, bro. You can tell it’s the Complete guide because it’s two volumes. Maybe if someone didn’t have an extreme aversion to writing anything that isn’t fiction, we could have had the trifecta…

    However, thanks for the plug. Godsbody completists, please be forewarned: it’s entirely possible that you’ve encountered my entries to this otherwise magnificent volume before. I wrote something new for it, but it didn’t wash. So the Editors kindly dug through some of my older stuff…

  2. Mark Thomas says

    The two-volume opus pictured is, in fact, The Americanization of Edward Bok. In other words, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Being Mediocre. Which is, in fact, a much more apt title for the opus which is me.

  3. Matthew Lickona says

    Dude, the book won a Pulitzer.

  4. Mark Thomas says

    It also won the Gold Medal of the Academy of Political and Social Science. I imagine that there have been more riveting autobiographies. In any event, I had meant to suggest a relation between mediocrity and Americanization…but then, I had forgotten that Godsbody is a proud member of the Colbert Nation WebRing. And I don’t wanna mess.

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