I can really relate to this book; my parents were very much like RTK's "Poor Dad" in every way and I wasted a 1/3 of my life believing what success was in education and a job.This book came just in time. I also listen to the tapes in my care.I also strongly recommend the other Rich Dad, Poor Dad books especially Real Estate Riches, CASH Flow Quadrant and Rich Dad's Guide to Investing...Charles Schwab knew something a lot of other people didn't (read his biography)
The most annoying thing about the book, for me, was the storytelling in the first two chapters. The same theme is repeated about 6 times, when once would have been enough for someone who is reasonably intelligent and doesn't have lots of time to spare. Eventually I started to skim. I'm sure Kiyosaki's second book could have been condensed into these two chapters instead, but his publisher saw an opportunity for extra profit.
All of that having been said, everyone who's serious about making some money needs to start somewhere, and this is where I began. The book reviews the basics, points you toward more tools for learning (not all good - read the reviews on "Inc and Grow Rich"), and for me, started me thinking about real estate investing. But again, if you're serious, you'll need a lot more ammunition before you're ready to begin pulling the trigger. Happy hunting.