In my 25+ years as a therapist and writer, I’ve read scores of self-help books. Many had something important to say, but none have ever been able to get to where this book will take you so concisely.
This book deserves to be widely read because it contains the basic ideas on personal development and self-conduct that will allow you to free yourself from the common foils and traps that go along with being human.
As a personal training programme, it seems to me that it provides a framework; it has exercises which can be easily consumed a the pace the reader chooses.
The author’s easy and direct language makes wisdom look like common sense, and the book is structured in such a way that the lessons it contains are both digestible and can be practiced and applied. For example, the chapters are not overloaded with detail, the key ideas are summarised at the end of each section, and then there are ‘quick-‘ and ‘in depth-‘ exercises to help the reader apply the ideas in daily life.
I probably sound gushing, but that’s just my enthusiasm. I’m a critical reader and often cynical about overly padded books on pop-psychology which promise much but are thin on practical steps on how to realise that promise. This book is the product of someone who has lived, stumbled, thought long and hard and eventually built a philosophy to live by which is readily transferable to others.
If you care even a bit about the quality of your life, then read this book.