The Jackass Whisperer

How to Deal with the Worst People at Work, at Home and Online—Even When the Jackass Is You

Scott and Alison Stratten

A rallying cry for everyone tired of keyboard commandos and people who use speakerphones in open-plan offices, The Jackass Whisperer is your guide to dealing with the worst people on earth. Jackasses are those who make our lives needlessly harder. They drive too slowly in the fast lane and too quickly in the slow lane, reply all, heat up fish in the microwave at work, and share way too much information about their cleanse on Facebook. They live in our homes, work in our offices, and shop at our stores. Jackasses are among us, and we have some bad news for you: if you can’t spot the Jackass at the (enter literally any place on the planet), then the Jackass is you. After a lifetime of research, Scott and Alison Stratten offer the definitive guide to surviving the Jackassery in your life and making the world a better place, one set of noise-canceling headphones at a time.


“An eye-opener of why, and how, we need to start shifting our marketing weight from the broadcast leg to the dialogue leg. And it doesn’t hurt one bit that Scott Stratten made it the funniest and most entertaining presentation we all sat through all year.”

“Here’s what makes Scott Stratten different and awesome: he’s a conference keynote speaker, yet he’ll arrive a day early and mingle with attendees in the exhibit hall. Just because. He’ll decide to engage in a live Google Hangout that marries a live audience with an Internet audience—because he knows the value it has to attendees. He’ll show up and deliver an amazing talk that has our attendees literally laughing so hard they hurt; yet learning so much they can’t wait to act on it all. And after all of that, he’ll still rush out to the lobby to shake hands, take pictures, and actually practice what he’s preaching. Engagement isn’t just something Scott writes or talks about: it’s something the man actually lives. Period. His ability to walk the talk—not just talk—puts him on an entirely different and awesome level.”

“Scott Stratten spoke on the final day of our annual sales meeting, in front of 1,200 employees. We knew that the audience would be tired and less receptive than they were on day one! Scott’s high energy and hilarious presentation was exactly what was needed—his unique brand of definitely relevant content and delightfully irreverent delivery resulted in the attendees highest feedback score for any presenter over the four-day period.”

“I don’t even know where to begin… I have no words to describe how amazing Scott Stratten was. His commanding energy, storytelling ability, and business advice were sure to change the mindset of everyone in the room. Aside from that, he was hysterical.”

Scott and Alison Stratten are Jackass experts, co-authors of five bestselling business books, co-owners of UnMarketing Inc., and co-hosts of not only the UnPodcast, but five children, three dogs, and one cat. Their books, their company, and their show all represent their thoughts on the changing world of business through their experiences of entrepreneurship, two degrees (Alison), not lasting long as an employee (both), and screaming at audiences around the world (Scott; Alison is more polite). They were put on this earth as a reminder that not all Canadians are passive and apologetic. Businesses like PepsiCo, Saks Fifth Avenue, IBM, Cirque du Soleil, and Microsoft have been brave enough to want their advice. They now spend their time keynoting around the world, and realizing they rank tenth and eleventh in order of importance in their home.

ISBN 978-1-989025-73-4
$19.95 CAD $15.95 USD
Published November 5, 2019
5.5 × 7.5 184 Pages
Paperback, ebook