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Dr. Murray´s Guide
to Getting Ahead

American Magazine, by Stan A. Veuger

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Posted By:eagleblurst, 4/10/2014 9:53:03 AM

Hi chuck, How r u. Just read ur new book its literally great. Your like so smart and its so cool of you to share so much uninterested advice with young people that will probably impact their of success positively. Youve called it the curmudgeons guide to getting ahead but the amount of useful pointers warrants calling it the curmudgeons guide to the galaxy its very masterful. ttyl - stan That got annoying pretty quickly. A frustration with poor grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word choice, as well as unnecessarily annoying behavior generally appears to have been the impetus behind

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: seminolesecure, 4/10/2014 10:56:35 AM     (No. 9805531)

Mr. Veuger is a bit full of himself. I heard Charles Murray on the Dennis Miller show and he sounds like a solid chap without the aforementioned pretense.

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