Poor-Sucker Syndrome

  • by Mitch Vandell
  • Narrated by Robert Armin
  • 1 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

She's entered the cultural mainstream, been immortalized in rap songs, and is probably brunching with friends right now, bragging about her new Louis Vuitton-she's a leech, more commonly known as a gold digger. But what about the man who supports her? How did that Poor Sucker end up footing the bill, and what can he do to free himself from financial abuse?
Poor-Sucker Syndrome: The Story about Leeches and the Men That Feed Them sheds light on the emotional deceit of gold diggers and how men so haplessly fall for their calculated charms. In this unique self-help book, written with warmth, wit, and sharp observations of the push and pull between the sexes, Mitch Vandell gives name to and breaks down this widely familiar yet rarely recognized social affliction. Using humorous case studies with theories that incorporate psychology, social anthropology, and economic theory, Poor-Sucker Syndrome explores the enablers and risk factors involved in contracting the syndrome.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Sometimes the best comedy are unsavory truths

If you could sum up Poor-Sucker Syndrome in three words, what would they be?

Delightfully truthful, cringeworthy and undeniably funny

What was one of the most memorable moments of Poor-Sucker Syndrome?

When Leecha moves in with her sister Leechie's boyfriend for a free ride!

Which character – as performed by Robert Armin – was your favorite?

Ray is priceless! He represents every man who has fallen down the abyss!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It's hard to not hate the author and equally hard to argue against anything he says!

Any additional comments?

This book is probably too painful for most men to read and if they don't laugh at it, it's most likely that they have suffered from being taken advantage of. But if make it through this book it is likely that you will be immune to the most obvious tricks in the arsenal of a woman looking to play you!

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- OscarWendel-UK

Xmas came early with the audio book of PSS!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The best thing with the audio book version is that you can listen to it while driving, this way you can get reminders at much more regular intervals.

What did you like best about this story?

A clear outline of how to protect myself and overcome what I now know to be poor PSS. Its great to know I am not alone and to now have some support.

What does Robert Armin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Robert brings a sense of humour to what can other wise be a dark and scary subject of a man falling victim to merciless leeches.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

If I didn't suffer from the syndrome myself, the story of poor sucker Ray would be unbelievable, but due to my own experience, I know there is no bottom to the hole that a leech can help a poor sucker dig himself into. My favourite part was when Leecha came to stay and she told Ray, no wonder why my sister always complains about you, because Ray was trying to stand his ground against her and not go further into debt.

Any additional comments?

Make sure to listen to this wonderful book, you never know when you or a friend may become vulnerable. I'm surprised the book isn't on the best sellers list yet.

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- Nicholas Arnold

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-10-2014
  • Publisher: Mitch Vandell