I too have read this book and enjoyed reading it very much. Its simply well written and the stories around the laws are great. Its however a total handbook for selfish/psychopathic behavior if you apply it as such. I know DB gets this.And I would think only a very naive person would read it any other way. Have fun!
I don't know if by "his" you were referring to me, but just in case you were, I was not displeased. Me and Disney have had online conversations before. She'd know that I was making a pop-culture reference with the "let's call the whole thing off" thing. I was and am amused though by her moralistic sounding comments.
You could think of all of Robert Greene's books as self help for the cynical (read realist) set. It's just another perspective, another way to view the various social/political circumstances we all find ourselves in. Naturally I don't think of these things in terms of good or bad. I think of them as useful or not.