The New York Times bestselling book by author and philosopher, Aaron James that inspired this film! It’s recommended reading for fully understanding the issues the rising tide of assholes presents. It’s practically useful and may very well help you answer that asshole problem you are currently facing.
Aaron James’ sequel on the topic of assholedom, this book explores what sort of asshole Donald Trump is and how knowing this may help understand his success – and thus, the current world we are living in.
Linguist and Professor Geoffrey Nunberg shares the history of the word ‘asshole’ with humor and insight in this book, engaging readers while exploring how our usage of the word over the last 60 years has shaped our language and culture.
Though this is a semiautobiographical coming-of-age story, it does further explore some of the concepts introduced by its author, Edoardo Albinati, in Assholes: A Theory. The intrinsic relationship between sex, violence, and masculinity may be of particular interest.
This is Robert I. Sutton’s groundbreaking book on the issue of assholes. It was a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Businessweek bestseller. Like its subtitle says, it’s about, “building a civilized workplace and surviving one that isn’t.” It is the seminal book of the No Asshole movement and has been carried into action in many a workplace.
Robert I. Sutton’s follow up book to his initial bestseller, The No Asshole Rule, Good Boss, Bad Boss is all about answering the questions you may have if you’re a boss wanting to do great work and be in tune with the people you’re leading. Sutton discovered that most people want more than a jerk-free work place, they want a space where they can thrive and this book could help make it happen in your own office.
Sherry Lee Benson–Podolchuk’s Tedx Talk on surviving workplace bullying during her 20-year career with the RCMP is an inspiring lecture for those who may be in a similar situation. It additionally showcases her newfound strength as a public speaker and advocate.
Sherry Lee Benson–Podolchuk’s harrowing personal account of her 20-year career as a female RCMP officer. She decided to write about her experience to break the culture of silence in which she was working, and to hopefully improve its operational policies.
In this book and corresponding documentary film, Lorella Zanardo explores the exploitation of the female image by various media in Italy. She stresses the need to move away from stereotypes to reach a new definition of “feminine,” and calls for criticism of TV and other media we consume.