My first book, In Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People has enjoyed an unprecedented run as a bestseller. It’s been in print now for 17 years, although it’s been revised and updated several times, most recently with the Parkhurst Brothers edition released in 2010. It consistently tops the bestseller rankings in categories related to relationships, mental health, self-help, psychology, etc. Still, it was with some trepidation that I announced in August of 2011 its availability as an e-book (see: In Sheep’s Clothing Now an E-Book. So, I was truly overwhelmed when I got word from the publisher last month that the electronic edition of this small little manual on how to deal with the problem characters in your life has now become the single best selling e-title in the University of Chicago Press’s distribution catalog. This is no small feat for serious work on a topic of relatively narrow interest. And the sole reason for this remarkable achievement is simple: YOU.
Since it’s inception, In Sheep’s Clothing has been blessed with phenomenal word-of-mouth exposure. No flashy ad campaigns or sensational TV spots. Just good old-fashioned goodwill from one person telling another and recommending its principles as a guide to dealing with the impaired characters that can make a real mess of a person’s life. I couldn’t possibly be more edified. And from what my publisher tells me, the same thing is now happening big time with Character Disturbance in paperback as well as the increasingly popular e-book edition.
I simply can’t tell you how grateful I am to all of you for recommending my work to your friends and acquaintances. Keep spreading the word!!