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Friends Should Know When They're Not Wanted

A Sociopath's Guide to Friendship

Stephan Pastis


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This is not your grandmother’s gift book. Sarcastic with a cutting wit, this is Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis’s particularly funny take on the anti side of friendship, shown through sarcastic comments juxtaposed with sappy photographs.

Looking for a kind and thoughtful gift to share with a bud?

Well, then you’ve picked the wrong book.

But if you’re looking for an antidote to the sweet and sappy inspirational tripe that clogs gift book shelves, you’ve just hit pay dirt.

Bless your sociopathic heart.

Andrews McMeel Publishing, 9781449401177, 96pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2012

About the Author

Stephan Pastis is an attorney turned cartoonist. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and the UCLA School of Law, he worked as a lawyer before trying his hand at cartooning. Pastis lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two children.