The straight-talking, New York Times bestselling author and Pitbull of Personal Development® is back with a pithy and prescriptive guide to success.
A five-time bestselling author and one of the country’s leading business speakers, Larry has made a reputation for being the first to challenge the positive-attraction gurus and the law-of-attraction bozos with his commonsense approach to success. Larry doesn’t sugar-coat, and he isn’t afraid to make people uncomfortable, because he wants us to stop making excuses, and start getting results.
In Grow a Pair, Larry takes on entitlement culture, the self-help movement, political correctness, and more. We’ve all heard the phrase “grow a pair,” but Larry’s advice isn’t about anatomy— it’s about attitude. To get the success we want, we need to reject victimhood in favor of being assertive and finally taking some responsibility.
With prescriptive advice on goal achieving, career, personal finance, and more, Grow a Pair will give the readers the kick in the pants they need.
The self-proclaimed "Pitbull of Personal Development" bares his Libertarian teeth to take a bite out of life in this unusual self-help tome. Winget (Your Kids Are Your Own Fault) rails against the American culture of entitlement and encourages readers to make life-changes based on "personal responsibility, accountability, confidence, and integrity." In other words, "grow a pair." His main beef is that society has been "castrated by... new age, smiley face, psychobabble," resulting in a spineless population that feels it is "owed healthcare benefits" and is overly concerned with political correctness. Winget emboldens readers to blaze a path through life with a strong sense of purpose, self-possession, and the ability to learn from criticism and failure. To that end, he explains how to "grow a pair with your money," in business, at home, and in society, while relating lessons from his own experiences from working his way out of the recession to handling conflict with his wife and putting an obnoxious airplane passenger in his place. Winget's bite is commensurate with his bark, and, though pit bulls used to be known as "Nanny Dogs," this one seems to be only looking out for himself. Illus.