Billionaires Offer Help for Middle Class: Release Guide On How To Be Poor

Billionaires Offer Help for Middle Class: Release Guide On How To Be Poor


In an gesture of camaraderie toward the American middle class, a consortium of billionaires have released an instructional book for those learning to do more with less in today’s economy. The book, titled “Guide On How To Be Poor In The United States,” contains helpful tips on how Americans can cope with bleak job prospects, increased hours for less pay, and generally how to get along without money.

The idea for the guide began as a casual conversation between a few billionaires on a yacht sailing in the waters off Antigua. Sir Robert Helmslacker, the billionaire credited with the title, enlisted a TV writer to do a rough outline for the book based on his ideas. The draft was so uproariously funny that Mr. Helmslacker immediately commissioned the finished manuscript.

In the guide, readers are instructed in the finer points of locating nearby Goodwill Stores without access to the internet, dumpster diving, outrunning police after shoplifting, cooking methamphetamine, marketing yourself on Backpage, and other strategies for coping in America without a source of income.


Finally Some Advice I Can Use

Reception for the book has been positive, with many Americans finding helpful tips in its pages. “The people that wrote this are the richest and smartest people in the world, so I’m definitely going to put these tips into practice,” said Rich Bolanges, of New Orleans. “I have not been maximizing my dumpster diving. And I really never considered cooking meth or prostitution either, but I guess if that’s how billionaires think, then I’m willing to give it a shot.”

“I CAN run faster than cops”

Richard Sallingher, a street performance artist, took away a lot of helpful instruction. “I found this book very informative. Typically I don’t have to run from the police, but the next time I do, I’m going to use the self-affirmation suggested by the book “I can run faster than cops” to boost my speed.”

A bonus chapter titled “How You, Too, Can Become A Billionaire”, provides tips on how the average person can become a billionaire by investing millions of dollars in hedge funds, or purchasing large companies through hostile takeovers. “You see a lot of crap out there about how to better yourself,” said Mr. Sallingher, “but this was written by people who know what it’s all about. I’m grateful they took the time, really.”


An Instant Classic

Copies of the book have been shared at high society dinner parties and social events in New York, London, Paris and capitals across Europe, where dinner guests frequently quote entire paragraphs from the book, to the howls and screams of their fellow diners. Gold leaf was added to the title in the second edition printing, and it remains a featured volume in personal libraries and the studies of billionaires around the globe.

Said one of the billionaires present for the original idea on Mr. Helmslacker’s yacht, “this is the single funniest thing we’ve ever done. I don’t think we’ll ever have a laugh as good as this one. We laughed for a week – across the Atlantic all the way to the Seychelles. My stomach still hurts. Guide To Being Poor. Great stuff.”

The “Guide On How To Be Poor” is available on and other book sellers in your area.
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