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How to be evil – the book

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.


A slower, more reflective type of journalism”
Creative Review

Jam-packed with information... a counterpoint to the speedy news feeds we've grown accustomed to”
Creative Review

A leisurely (and contrary) look backwards over the previous three months”
The Telegraph

Quality, intelligence and inspiration: the trilogy that drives the makers of Delayed Gratification”
El Mundo

Refreshing... parries the rush of 24-hour news with 'slow journalism'”
The Telegraph

A very cool magazine... It's like if Greenland Sharks made a newspaper”
Qi podcast

The UK's second-best magazine” Ian Hislop
Editor, Private Eye
Private Eye Magazine

Perhaps we could all get used to this Delayed idea...”
BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme