About the Author

Ian Bates an award winning graphic designer has branched into the publishing world. With a total published book count of two (including this mini-series), his graphic design work and attention to detail certainly shows. A sarcastic individual at times, along with potentially offensive commentary, he's a fun and loving guy.

Born in October of 1989, on Long Island, New York into a wonder family, growing up was great. He's always been tall and skinny, with a witty sense of humor. He doesn't normally offend people, but in this case, he may. Strong interests in design and guitar have developed since the teenage years. So listen to the awesome music he can make.

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About the Books

This parody book pair will rack your brain, melt your heart, and slap you in the face. Geared toward college student, the ideas in these books can certainly be applied to those of the older – or ancient generation.

You will laugh, you may cry, and most of all get a reality check. These books are not for the faint of heart. Offensive material is evident, and children under the age of 14 shouldn't read these without appropriate consent from adults. Yea, like they read anyway.


"Without these guides, I'd still be living in my parent's basement playing World of Warcraft for days at a time. Maybe there's girls on the internet"
–Michael Caruso

"My six figure paycheck sure has the ladies begging for more… money that is. But, she looks good, and I get to see her naked."
–William Henson

"My new man smells like a dirty butthole, wears super huge clothes, and drinks all day. I love him with all my heart."
– Sarah Fitzsimmons

Legal Info

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