How to be evil – the book

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Ever since issue one of Delayed Gratification, a shadowy character known simply as Evil Stick Man has offered readers quarterly advice on how to make huge amounts of money by being thoroughly and despicably evil.

While we do not condone this Machiavellian doodle’s appalling schemes, we do think that they deserve to be compiled for a new book. How to be evil collects 19 of Evil Stick Man’s most dastardly scams – from dodging tax and rigging polls to shaking down online music services – and puts them in a single, beautiful and highly lucrative guide. It’s available now (for £10 including postage) in the DG Shop.


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