Aggravation takes place primarily in three environments: the home, the school and the car. A maneuver is a plan of action for performing the art of aggravation against your intended target, and maneuvers exist for each environment. A setback is a negative reaction that results from aggravating another person, and setbacks usually come in various shapes and sizes of physical and emotional pain. The objective of becoming a master in the art is to defeat certain people like bullies, while simultaneously enjoying the art’s positive results like popularity. Practicing the art may walk the fine line of being mean. Therefore, THE ART OF AGGRAVATION stresses good moral values like honesty, and it promotes making good grades in school. Becoming a master in the art of aggravation is not easy, so the reader must be disciplined and patient. But, most of all, the reader should have fun.
As a boy, I had a remarkable talent in aggravating people with a series of humorous “maneuvers” I wrote down in an instruction manual. The Art of Aggravation by Andrew J. Olinde, Jr. Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, other fine eBook vendors and Gypsy Shadow Publishing at: