Of all of the late night television personalities, the guys out there on the tube at one in the morning telling you that you can make money and get fit and extend a certain part of your anatomy, one of the few who’s really on the level is probably Matthew Lesko. Of course, even so, anyone with a ridiculous suit and an infomercial, well, you’re probably going to be thinking it’s a scam, right?
We’re glad to report that, if you look at the evidence, Lesko is in the clear. It’s all sound and sensible advice. If you invest just an hour or so browsing through this book, you’re very likely to find a grant or loan that you’re free to apply for. Not everyone qualifies for everything, of course, and some won’t qualify for ANYTHING in the book. But if you don’t qualify for anything at all, then that’s probably because you’re already rich.
It’s also worth noting that, well, not only is Lesko’s advice sound and truthful, but that’s his real wardrobe, too. Yep, he actually wears that insane suit, the bow tie, the mismatched socks and colorful glasses when he’s just driving around town… In his yellow question mark covered Lexus… So really, that’s not even a character he’s playing on TV, that’s the real Matt Lesko, every bit as eccentric as he is on stage.
There are some who have accused Lesko of cashing in on a form of plagiarism, which is a bit of an odd accusation. The Lesko business model is to research publicly available books and files on government grants and loans, and then collect all of the relevant information into a single volume. Lesko himself has admitted that he gets all his information for free.
But is this really any different from a researcher who studies hundreds of books at a library and then compiles it all into a single volume for easy reading? Not really. Browsing through a book from Matthew Lesko takes a lot less time than doing the research on your own.
Whatever the criticisms levied at Lesko and his ridiculous suit and wild antics, his cameo in the Adult Swim series “The Venture Brothers” sums it up pretty well: He helps people get free money from the government, so he can’t be all bad. Crazy infomercials and silly suits aside, the information provided in his books are actually completely sound and sensible, however the presentation on late night TV.
If you’ve always wondered how on the level the guy really is, check out the free gift they’re giving out at matthew-lesko.com and see what you think about it.