Ok, here's what really happened. My neighbor Prudence (not her real name) was bemoaning her lack of a romantic life with her partner, CrankyPants (not his real name, but awfully accurate). She said that maybe she needed a book to help her out. So I surfed over to Amazon.com, and sent her a link for Sex for Dummies. A good laugh was had by all (except CrankyPants, he remains cranky).
That got me thinking - I wanted to see if there was a book called 'Social Skills for Dummies', since The Boy's having a hard time saying things that are appropriate in school and at home. Unfortunately, that book does not exist - but it's probably a good thing. I'm sure The Boy would take offense at being called a dummy.
Here are two that I ordered (and I'm anxiously awaiting their arrival):
And to drive the point across to The Boy that success is a possibility, I also ordered this book:
As for myself, I'll be scanning the list of successful folks to see if any of them suffered through long periods of unemployment before they hit it big.
Here's to success.