This book is a "sleeper." Had I realized from the cover what was actually in here, I would have bought it much sooner.
When I first saw the title, I assumed that "the project from hell" bit was intended to be cute. How wrong I was! This is effectively two books in one. "Lazy Project Manager" (the big stuffed chair and so-forth) is clearly a recognizable trademark the author's used before, and the first part of this book is a synopsis of that. But then we segue into the real meat-and-potatoes: "The Project From Hell."
"PfH" is, in fact, a one- or two-day workshop, that consists of examining a hypothetical "IT project gone-wrong" and in various ways debriefing it. All of the training materials, instructor/facilitator notes, and surrounding discussion are all here .. structured in such a way that you could either give the workshop yourself, or approach the material as self study. Importantly, the materials are presented as "a real book," i.e. not what PowerPoint would give you. (You can order various presentation materials separately from their company if you're actually planning to conduct the workshop, so this book doesn't attempt to package them that way.) You will learn a great deal of practical and pragmatic value from a careful reading of this.