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3.99  ·  Rating details ·  1,075 ratings  ·  75 reviews
We've been handed a world that was created by others, shaped by their thoughts and actions, and told that this is the way things must be.

We've been given a set of rules that are only opinions of the majority, and have been told that these are objectively correct truths.

If life is not what you wanted or expected it to be, this essay will help you to become more. To question
Kindle Edition, 14 pages
Published (first published August 24th 2011)
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RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) Griffin (alwaysdaddyprincess)

It a very short and no sugar coating book. One reason for 2 stars:
-One sentence starts off and it is partly similar to one of Steve Jobs's quotes. The rest of this author sentence is similar to that certain quote. No credit is given.


Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
“Mindless conformity is what turns us from humans into sheep.”

“Normal" is a consensus, nothing more.”

“You make your own decisions, and you will face the consequences of those decisions. If you defy rules, sometimes the consequences are big. Sometimes they're small. Sometimes, there are no consequences at all. And often, often, often, the consequences are not what you think they will be. Those things you think will end your life are not going to end your life.

You create your own reality. So creat
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: philosophy
Refreshing and spot on...Question Authority, take a biker parlance that could be hoppin a curb, running a stop sign when no one is around, nip the light, sprint for the gap, negotiate a tight turn at speed.. stuck at a light? Plan your next, LIVE the moment!
Sandeep Ellawala
Jan 10, 2016 rated it liked it
I usually leave a lengthy comment about the book when I am done and ready to rate it. However, if I have learned anything from this book, it is to say What the Hell! and be done with it. So, you decide what this book is to you. As for me, I liked it.
Pat Stanford
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was ok tired

Ok this last? blog (essay?) Is this getting tiring. The best one, unfortunately was the second one, which I read out of order. Think we're done now.
Jul 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook, adulting
The third in the series.

Once again, I'm at a loss to figure out who the intended audience of this series is. The stance of the book, that there is no obligation to follow rules just for their own sake, is certainly reasonable. My problem is that this is framed as some sort of disobedience (but not 'anarchy', and the word rebellion is never mentioned).

For the author, somehow, his decision to home school (unschool) his son was defiantly weird. Seriously? It's a little like someone pointing out th
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Weakest of the first 3 books by a wide margin. The author seems confused about the subject at times, wanders off point, at times appears to contradict himself and poorly some basic concepts, such as anarchy. He doesn't spend enough time or thought on why people may follow the herd - for efficiency or safety, for example. I also think he makes several remarks about "society" that are sweeping generalizations that don't apply to many, and perhaps most, people. He's guilty of falling into two commo ...more
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am becoming a fan of Truant's ideas

This book is written out of realisation. That we are living in a prejudiced society and our worth is based on what we can contribute to the society. Society cares for you as long you have some utility. The moment you are worthless no one really cares for you. So why to follow the rules of a giant who has been using you through out your life. Time to take life in your own hands. Be responsible for yourself. Live and enjoy your life. If you can't win the game t
Maria Miaoulis
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
As children we're taught that if we do ABC, then XYZ will follow. However, as adults we know that ABC never usually leads to XYZ, so what happens then?

Well, instead of plodding along like everyone else, throw the rule book aside (not all the rules - you know, like you still shouldn't commit murder or steal) and start living life on your own terms. Step outside the box and push those boundaries.
Selenity Jade (Coffee Addicts Book Reviews)
I was curious. It's an interesting read, but more of a blog post rant than a book. If you get it for free, go ahead and read it. Took me like ten minutes. It's interesting. Though don't change your life based on this guy's opinions. But I definitely wouldn't pay to read something that should be on a blog. Just saying.
Manan Younas
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Brief n to the point

Brief, to the point and written from heart. Good read. I wish my review could be shorter but Amazon wants to put a limit as if more is always better. Fuck you Amazon for your rules.
Sophie Heng
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love it. Something that I have been thinking forever.

It is a short read however entertaining. It is like listening to a friend rant about philosophies on life. Why one should take more risk and stop conforming to the norms that makes no damn sense.
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Break the rules

Lots of vulgar language, but great advice! Stop following like a sheeple and start living your life! We have limited time and we should start enjoying of every minute we have!
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a great series of short books

If you march to the beat of a different drummer or if you strive to fit in and it just doesn’t seem to work for you, read this book and know that you aren’t alone. Let your freak flag fly!
Sandra Burns
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love this!!

I feel the same way, mostly. I did everything right, college, save $, help others, etc. It is all BS!!!!!!!!! I have been unemployed for years, because I did go to college, and graduated with High Honors. Which made me overqualified. Screw it..........
Sam Allen
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Good summary of not conforming to societal expectations

Worth a read if you're feeling stuck in life and want to try something new, but don't know where to start
Caue Silveira
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This one sits in my Kindle library and I read it again every few years
georgia myers
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This book really makes you think choices you make and why? Cannot wait to read the last one in the series!
Lesa Jeannette
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
The message is... fuck it, do what you want. Life's fucking short, and you probably only have one, so get on with it.
Wendy Liu
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: owned-ebooks
I appreciate the sentiment but his writing style turns me off sometimes. It's kind of ... Tucker Max-y?
Mackinzie Spaziano
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very empowering

Loved it! This book is a handbooks for the rebels of the world, to be happy and still avoid getting incarcerated!
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Glad to read this book

The author is a man after my own heart. I'm glad to know there are others that feel this way.
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yes! It is YOUR life, win it!
Mary Elizabeth Gasper
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
New way to

New way to look at things. So obvious you miss it! I suggest you give this read a chance it is truth!
Sherrie L. Peluso
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was ok

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Cynthia Scott
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Brief simple and inspired .

Brief read for encouragement when following the rules has failed you.
Would share with a young adult or teenager. Quick simple read.
Yvonne Matherson
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Truth to power

This was a great read. I recently did a transformation of my life soon know exactly what Truant is saying
Jul 31, 2017 rated it liked it
3,5/5 stars

#1 and #2 of the series were way better. this was okay.
Sep 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Love this but harder to apply.

I love this the bottom line is simple do what makes you happy but for some of us it's harder to actually do.
Jenn Hart-Mann
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Johnny Truant is my new favourite. He speaks so much truth. If you've got an important decision to make this is a great book to read. Definitely makes you think (outside the box)
Let's stop being sheep! DISOBEY!
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Johnny B. Truant is an author, blogger, and podcaster who, like the Ramones, was long denied induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite having a large cult following. He makes his online home at and is the author of the Unicorn Western series, the Fat Vampire series, The Bialy Pimps, and a handful of other properties and growing every week.

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“Normal. Awesome, revered, unassailable and celebrated normal. As if the way we've stumbled into living is the way things should be because it's what everyone has always done. As if the well-traveled path is the best path. As if social proof is an unquestioned and absolute good; as if the fact that five hundred people have used this plumber over that one means that the first is the best. As if doing what the guy in front of you did -- which is what the guy in front of him, did which is what the guy in front of him did -- is a good strategy.” 1 likes
“Most people in this "normal" society of ours begin sitting still in a room for six to eight hours beginning in childhood. They continue that for twelve years and then begin sitting still in a different room for another forty years, at which point they hope to retire and sit still in a chair in front of the TV until they die. Most people prioritize other people's demands and needs over their own and choose work over fun. Most people choose THINGS over HAPPINESS. Most people spend more time disliking what they're doing than they spend enjoying themselves.” 1 likes
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