When I am King... II: More Reasons to Put Me in Charge

Chet Haase
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We are not a despot. We simply aspire to become one.

Health. Politics. Parenting. Education. Coffee. Bamboo. These are just some of the serious problems that plague each of us every day. But aren’t we all too busy to deal with these issues? Wouldn’t we like a friendly monarch to take over and solve all of them for us?

This book covers a plethora of deep societal problems along with reasonable solutions, if only we would elect the author as King. Or at least allow him to take power in whatever way was most appropriate.

Kingship: It’s not just for princes anymore!
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About the author

Chet lives and works in Silicon Valley, writing code for a living and comedy for fun. He hopes you enjoy reading it nearly as much as he enjoyed you buying it. You can see more of his humor online on his blog Enough about you... and you can follow him on Google+ or on Twitter via @chethaase.
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Chet Haase
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Published on
Dec 29, 2012
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Pages
206
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ISBN
9781479341245
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Language
English
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Humor / Form / Essays
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