"A USER'S MANUAL FOR THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE" by Michael W. Dean Foreword by Pastor Kenneth V. Blanchard, Sr. SUBJECTS: *Self-Help: Codependency; *Self-Help: Substance Abuse & Addictions - General; *Biography & Autobiography: Personal Memoirs Published by The Nestlandia Institute Think Tank. WEBSITE, forum and contact: LifeAmp.org OVERVIEW: This is the first-ever book on LIFE AMPLIFICATION or "LifeAmp." LifeAmp is learning to be comfortable in your own skin, and make a living doing what you love. This stunning new guide applies libertarian "no free lunch" and "no initiation of force" ideals to self-help. The book teaches that self-defense is "appropriate and right," and shows how to practice PRACTICAL EMOTIONAL SELF-DEFENSE, using the same standard of integrity when dealing with family, friends, strangers, work, community, the nation, and the world. It's RECOVERY WITHOUT MEETINGS - from codependence, dope addiction, booze addiction...in short, any destructive pattern you'd like to delete from your own internal wiring. It then teaches you how to MAXIMIZE YOUR WORK ETHIC after you eliminate the toxic patterns and SERENITY VAMPIRES. "A USER'S MANUAL FOR THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE" is a post-modern guide for today's realist - everyone who knows that meditating on rainbows, angels and puppies won't fix them. AUTHOR: Michael W. Dean is the author of the books "$30 Film School," "$30 Music School," "$30 Writing School," "Starving in the Company of Beautiful Women," "The Simple Pleasures of a Complex Girl," "DIY NOW! Digital Audio" and "YouTube: an Insider's Guide to Climbing the Charts." Michael directed the films "Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow" and "D.I.Y. or DIE: How to Survive as an Independent Artist." WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE BOOK: "I knew Michael Dean back in the day, when he was a 19-year-old punk rocker with an appetite for self-destruction. I honestly didn't think he'd live to be 30. But guess what? It turns out that Michael isn't just a survivor; he's a survivor who's learned how to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness after recovery. For everyone who wants to know how to stay sane, develop a great work ethic, and make a mark on the world, Michael Dean has a great story to tell. --Professor Michael Brub, Ph.D.(Penn State), author of "What's Liberal About the Liberal Arts?" and "Life as We Know It" "Part intellectual memoir, part self-help book, Michael W. Dean's Practical Emotional Self-Defense (PESD) techniques flow from a wealth of life experiences, both positive and negative. 'The Only Two Rules in Life' have some radical, refreshing implications. You'll have to read the book to find out what they are!" --Jason Sorens, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo, SUNY), founder of the Free State Project "You owe yourself the opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and put yourself in the court with this modern-day Socrates." --Pastor Kenneth V. Blanchard, Sr., author of "Black Man with a Gun"