I just finished reading this book, a whopping 93 pages and appearing to be self-published. It reads as if the author just transcribed some of her lectures into book format and slapped it together without benefit of an editor or proofreader. The content is so basic, repetitive, and badly written that I feel I didn't really learn much new.
I was continually distracted while reading by the author's clunky and ungrammatical writing style. She switches between the pronouns I, me, you, we, and they willy-nilly and mid-stream; overuses quotes around words; and litters her paragraphs with exclamation marks and parenthetical asides, while also writing wordy, clunky sentences with really awkward syntax. Most annoying to me is how repetitive and overly cutesy and overly informal the writing style is. Throughout, the author only uses experiences from her personal life and consulting business to illustrate her points, and sometimes the relevance of her experience seems tenuous at best. This book could easily have been edited down to only 50 pages, and for me, 50 pages worth of badly written and unoriginal, shallow content is definitely not worth $10.95. I am not the best writer myself, but as a reader, I know when the writing isn't good and hasn't had the benefit of an editor's constructive criticism.
I'm giving this 2 stars because I think the author is well-intentioned and I did learn a couple new things. Overall, though, most of the concepts seem really obvious to me--I already knew that we all have mental filters so that we all view reality differently, and that we should all try to communicate better by really listening to the other person and ensuring that we explain what we mean more thoroughly. I think most people already know this in fact. I did learn a couple new things about the DISC personality scale and the six core values, but overall the exploration of all these topics has no depth and little value to me, offering almost no new insights.