Over cigars and Napoleon Brandy provided by the Prince of Darkness, the writer defends his beliefs while holding on to his soul.
Huntington Beach, California (PRWEB) March 16, 2012
Hackwriters, The International Online Magazine, has published Between Heaven and Hell by writer Phillip E. Hardy. This hilarious chapter excerpt is from Hardy’s upcoming book Singing for My Supper, the Greatest Self Help Book Ever Written. This humorous, irreverent and honest work combines storytelling, self help, socio-political and theoretical perspectives for improving life. The writer offers his often audacious insights about better living through planning, action, discipline and attitude. This book also amusingly chronicles the author’s dysfunctional childhood, relationships and experience as a rock musician.
Hardy, who later went on to complete several business management degrees, conveys his techniques for leadership, working well with others, initiative and self realization. As a young man, he was booted out the house two weeks after his high school graduation. He combines a Horatio Alger meets Charles Bukowski approach to reflecting on how he used natural leadership abilities at jobs and for accomplishing goals. Hardy also conveys his message via historical examples such as the race to the South Pole; as well as better living in a Machiavellian world. Another central theme of the book is Hardy’s tumultuous relationships with his bi-polar father and demanding stepfather. From that experience, the writer stresses the importance of stimulating a child’s interest, which he firmly contends was not his lot in life.
Between Heaven and Hell is the most philosophical and whimsical chapter of a new book. The writer outlines how philosophers such Immanuel Kant and Jean Paul Sartre influenced his thinking. He also criticizes Ayn Rand’s distain for Kant’s adherence to duty and her belief in rational selflessness, which is seeking to gratify one’s needs over the needs of others. In a dream sequence, Hardy is confronted by Satan and his minion while dosing off in his den. Over cigars and Napoleon Brandy provided by the Prince of Darkness, the writer defends his beliefs while holding on to his soul.