I have long been a deep admirer of backhanded compliments. The very best ones require a perfect combination of sarcasm, wit, bittersweet praise, and disdain. Women are especially good at them.
So when reader “FinanceDad” left this one, I was overjoyed:
“To think I was just going to call you a narcissist before reading this article”
Pure art. I can’t stop laughing.
Here’s what I’m going to do: Whoever leaves a comment with the BEST backhanded compliment gets a free signed copy of my book, I Will Teach You To Be Rich. The only rules: It must be about me and/or “I Will Teach You To Be Rich,” and you must leave the comment within 48 hours.
This will be awesome.
[Edit] Comments are now closed. See below for 300+ (mostly horrible) backhanded compliments. I’ll announce the winner soon.