Day 24 of #scrypthalloween goes in a different direction with my nonfiction book NO, IT’S NOT. YES, IT IS: ARGUMENTS. For the cover, I took two opposite pics of my face and merged them into what you see here. It was my goal to present a funny take on arguing with some unbiased facts from each side, and some stories from my own life.
I will have to update it with a newer version soon, but in its original glory it’s available in print and digital at Lulu.com and Amazon…
official description: Do you know that argument you have that never goes away? Is there someone you know who always seems to fight with others? When you try to debate something, do you lack enough facts? If you answered, “yes,” to any of these questions, then this book is for you. Take an adult journey with author, Rick Pipito, through some very common disputes to see both sides of the story. People argue over things because they are opinionated. This happens often when a person can’t see the opposite point of view. In an unbiased attempt to extinguish some fiery tempers, this book presents each chapter with a few personal, and humorous experiences. Facts are evenly displayed for both sides, in order to truly define where one stands. Movies, politics, religion, science, etiquette, sports and more, may be some things you see a little differently or more concretely by the end of this book.
Arguing can become a horror of sorts, so despite this not being what most would expect from a Halloween post, I figured that we could all understand how scary it can become sometimes. When I wrote NO, IT’S NOT. YES IT IS: ARGUMENTS, I knew full well what I was getting into. I decided to take some serious and some silly typically common disagreements and focus on them.
The problem with arguing with others is that if you don’t hear both sides, then making a decision and taking a stand can often leave you as part of the problem. Every argument has at least 2 different points of view. In order to solve the issue we often have to find a medium ground on which to work. There has to be some give on each party’s part or there won’t ever be resolution.
I started the book with a quote from George Herbert that says: “Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.” This is absolutely true.
Don’t worry. As much as this sounds like a serious book, it is in fact quite comedic. By using experiences from my own life, I presented an unbiased view of both sides. It will leave you laughing at some points and by the end of the book you may have found a way to be able to not just get through to others to present your opinion, but also to understand the other side. The goal is to avoid heated arguments. Here are the main topics discussed in the book:
1) Cats vs Dogs and other housepets
2) Marvel vs DC Comics
3) Gamers vs video game haters
4) Diamond Dave vs the Red Rocker
8) Trek vs Wars
9) Wine vs Beer
11) Warm weather vs Cold weather
12) Global Warming or Global Fiction
13) Etiquette: Bathroom and Home
14) Affection: PDA or Private
15) Men vs Women
16) Children vs Adults
17) Faith vs Science
18) Liberal vs Conservative
19) Lies vs Truth
Keep in mind these are presented in a way that both sides are heard evenly, but even if you aren’t interested in the topics, I guarantee it’ll give you some good laughs and have you thinking about it the next time you find yourself at odds with another person. Grab your copy of NO, IT’S NOT. YES, IT IS: ARGUMENTS in print or on kindle via the links to the right of this page.
It’s coming up to election time. I personally can’t stand politics, and I see people on both sides making uninformed comments or missing information. What you people NEED to do is go order a copy of my argument book. It is unbiased about lots of arguments not just politics. It’s lighthearted, serious, and funny too. By using humorous experiences from my own life I introduce each fact filled chapter to let you decide which half of the argument you truly agree with. If you order by friday, enter the code “ASTOUND” at checkout and get 20% off. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rickpipito Or you can also order for the kindle at www.amazon.com. The book is called “No, It’s Not. Yes, It Is: Arguments.” Grab your copy now! 🙂