HR Strange But True!
May 11, 2006

It was too important for the Portuguese to keep to themselves: The A** Kisser's Manual: The Art of Keeping Your Boss Happy, is now available in English.

First published in 1993 by Brazilian journalist Ademar Gomes, the 72-page manual offers advice and tips for novice and veteran a** kissers alike (they spell out the term; we will not). Gomes died in 2003, but his daughter brought the English translation to this country, and it's now available in paperback for $7.95 (or $5.95 for the downloadable version).

The manual also has a supporting website where members can share a**-kissing tips and tricks, get in the running for "A** Kisser of the Month," and even get a framable certificate of membership.

According to the website, some of the tenets of good a** kissing include:

  • Look good, but never too good
  • Achieve absolute subservience
  • Your problems are meaningless
  • Court the wife
  • The boss, the world, and you... in that order
  • Happily accept blame
  • Protecting the boss is protecting yourself
  • Be grateful, be thankful... even in death
  • Standing up for boss is standing up for yourself
"All available research shows that the practice of a** kissing grows every day, but there hasn't been a community base to bring these proud people together," said publicist Lise Kaufman.

Source: eMediaWire

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