Reviews

  • At last someone has provided clear steps for rejecting, deflecting, and deflating the jerks who blight our lives.

    Robert Cialdini, author of New York Times bestsellers Influence and Pre-suasion
  • A contemporary classic

    DANIEL H. PINK, bestselling author of To Sell is Human and Drive
  • As much as we try to avoid assholes, inevitably they appear in our lives. Bob Sutton gives a menu of clear, thoughtful, and practical solutions for surviving and thriving in that painful situation. With cutting-edge research and real-life examples that are thought-provoking and often hilarious, The Asshole Survival Guide is an indispensable resource.

    Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of Better Than Before, Happier at Home and The Happiness Project
  • Bob Sutton is very wise and very funny, AND he can tell you exactly how to handle the unfortunate reality that into every life a few assholes must fall. The Asshole Survival Guide is destined to become your go-to resource whenever you find yourself dealing with people who would treat you poorly

    Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of 'Quiet'
  • At last someone has provided clear steps for rejecting, deflecting, and deflating the jerks who blight our lives. Better still, that someone is the great Bob Sutton, which ensures that the information is useful, evidence-based, and fun to read

    ROBERT CIALDINI, author of New York Times bestsellers INFLUENCE and PRE-SUASION
  • No matter what industry or profession you work in, you will always encounter people who are unpleasant, off-putting, or downright self-centered. Thank goodness Bob Sutton has provided us with such a well-crafted guide for surviving these jerks. It is mandatory reading for anyone who strives to endure, escape, fend-off, and bring them down

    CHIP CONLEY, founder and past CEO of Joie de Vivre hotels, advisor and former Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy at Airbnb, author of four books including the New York Times best seller Emotional Equations.
  • With humor, understanding and comprehensive research - and an ah-ha moment on every page - this is a must-have for leaders and climbing stars alike, from the expert on the subject. Bravo!

    MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller TRIGGERS
  • This is the guide you need for handling the worst people in your life-and making sure they don't rub off on you. If you've ever had a horrible boss, client, or colleague, this book is bursting with advice that's often ingenious and always actionable. And if your world has been free of jerks, consider this an insurance policy

    Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of 'Give and Take' and 'Originals' and co-author of 'Option B'
  • Assholes are like the weather-everybody complains about them but nobody ever does anything about them. Until, that is, Robert Sutton's Asshole Survival Guide. Sutton offers a wealth of helpful, and dare I say wise suggestions about how to identify and deal with the assholes in your organization, or at least minimize the damage they do to the well-being and productivity of others. (I'd also suggest bringing it along to family reunions and PTA meetings

    GEOFF NUNBERG, University of California at Berkeley, author of Ascent of the A-Word: Assholism, the First Sixty Years
  • Reading The Asshole Survival Guide made me wistful. If only Bob Sutton's book had been available to help me deal with the full complement of 1st-class assholes I've encountered in my 50-year professional life. No names shall be mentioned

    Tom Peters, co-author of the international bestseller 'In Search of Excellence'