On the one hand, nobody wants to be a dick. On the other hand, dicks are everywhere! They cut in line, talk behind our backs, recline into our seats, and even have the power to morph into trolls online. Their powers are impressive, but with a little foresight and thoughtfulness, we can take a stand against dickishness today. “How Not to Be a Dick” is packed with honest and straightforward advice, but it also includes playful illustrations showing two well-meaning (but not always well behaved) young people as they confront moments of potential dickishness in their everyday lives. Sometimes they falter, sometimes they triumph, but they always seek to find a better way. And with their help, you can too.
An entertaining yet informative guide, How Not to Be a Dick managed to make reading about etiquette less of a pain. The illustrations were a cute accompaniment to the advice that was being given. I believe this is geared towards young adults, likely those just entering the workforce because the advice seemed to cover a fair number of scenarios for teens or perhaps college folk, but also the work environment and dating/flirting.
If anything this would make an interesting table top book for guests to flip through and an excellent gag gift for that friend in your life who is constantly stumbling with the faux pas.