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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny Paperback – April 21, 1999
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Sharma is also the cofounder of 960vets.com, an innovative online support resource that helps U.S. veterans successfully reintegrate into civilian life.
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This is the issue I wrestled with in reading the Ferrari-less Monk. Much of the time I was cringing ("world class litigator" etc) ... and yet every few pages I found a delicious thought, mostly quotes from other sources, that made me glad I had perservered.
So, although I can understand why other reviewers seems to hate it, or love it ... I think it falls somewhere in-between.
If you haven't bought it yet, there are plenty of other books that do a better job (Siddhartha, The Alchemist etc). However, if you've got a copy on your desk and are wondering whether or not to read it ... I'd suggest you only speed-read the crappy narrative and focus on the ideas and quotes instead!
Nothing could be further from the truth: Mr. Sharma seems to have made a porridge of the most easily digestible versions of eternal wisdom and the most glib and superficial versions of self-help books on the market, and put whatever rose to the surface in a "fable" strangely lacking in any form of drama or power to transform or inspire.
I admire those who can find upliftment in this flat copy of others` ideas, but rereading "Autobiography of a yogi" and reading Malcolm Gladwell`s "Blink" around the same time as I had the misfortune to encounter this book, the difference in quality is staggering.
Puzzled, I looked up Mr. Sharmas home page, and found the most blatant piece of commercialism and grandiose self-advertisement in the self-help field - no mean feat in a field of strong and heavy competition.
It`s obvious who bought the monk`s Ferrari.
Here's what you're in for: (quoted from page 90)
"I still have much wisdom to share with you. Are you tired?"
"Not in the least. I actually feel pretty pumped up. You are quite the motivator, Julian. Have you ever thought about an infomercial?" I asked mischeviosly.
"I don't understand," he replied gently.
Was the book written by a 10 year old, I pondered sincerely...
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This is an amazing book! It shows how sometimes what we see on the outside may not always be true. This book is about the development of character and discipline in life. Read morePublished 4 days ago by tech_books_movies
What disappointed me most was the endorsement by the author of Alchemist. In my opinion there is nothing that tou have not heard before and the narrative comes across as fictitious... Read morePublished 7 days ago by madan rattan
Great message. Dialogue a little lame but over all a good read.Published 8 days ago by irina vilarino
Compilation of ideas from a variety of disciplines told in a story format.Published 11 days ago by lynner