I'm not a violent man by nature, but I've had my scrapes and I've seen more than a few and if there's one unassailable truth I know about a fist-fight it's this: it doesn't matter who strikes first, or most, but only who strikes last. In a fight, to endure is everything. I'm not sure you can ever say someone "wins" a fight, but the last one standing generally stakes that claim. In that vein, the following three books follow winners who endure the slaps and stomps and gouges of a hard life fought well.
It takes a lot of smarts and talent to play the perfect doofus — which means Steve Carell just might be the most intelligent guy in Hollywood. Because his character Michael Scott is without doubt the finest doofus currently appearing on network television.