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A Rip-off at the price
on July 9, 2014
The subtitle of this book confidently asserts, "A short conversation that will change your life forever."
I am trusting that my life has been changed forever by my reading of this book in that never again, I hope, will I believe in such a torrent of favorable reviews. As of today, the 10th of July, 2014, there is a total of 254 reviews: three 1 star, four 2 star, two 3 star, nineteen 4 star, and an astonishing two hundred and twenty six 5 star reviews. I can only imagine that the author and his acolytes put in a lot of hard work in garnering these reviews.
Two quotations essentially summarize the book:
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
"Do it now."
There is nothing new in the book, no illuminating, perceptive insights, nothing that any averagely competent googler could not discover in half an hour's browsing on the internet.
The material in this book could be usefully compressed into one page. Indeed, it is compressed into one page, the page titled: "Begin With Yes: The 10 Principles", which is page 106 in my Kindle edition, the last page of the book proper.
I might not have minded being reminded at a cost of a dollar or two of the ideas expressed in the two maxims quoted above, but this book cost me $12.53, which is a rip-off.
I recommend reader's check out the following two books, which are built around similar ideas but which are far better written:
"Small Move, Big Change: Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently" by Caroline L. Arnold.
"Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results" by Stephen Guise.
But please, read carefully the more negative reviews as well as the positive ones before you commit yourself to buying!