I would highly recommend this book for anyone unfamiliar with Nietzsche's works.
It seems obvious from reading this book that the authors have a certain agenda and idea of what they want Nietzsche to be, regardless of whether he was or not.
Academics probably do not need to read it, but I'm willing to bet that the people who reviewed the book on this page do not fall in that category.
This book by Nietzsche "scholars" (whatever that is supposed to mean) is a complete con job. These "scholars" attempt to whitewash and sanitize Nietzsche. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ornello
I found in this book the usual Solomon: fluent and elegant writing and idiosyncratic thinking. I feel his reading of Nietzsche to be somewhat misleading, although this may not be... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ronald Fernandez
"What Nietzsche Really Said," by Solomon and Higgins, is a great introduction and overview of main ideas/concepts in Nietzsche's philosophy. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Daniel
I suppose this was purported to be the Nietzsche For Dummies. It seems to me a jumble of teaching notes written for different purposes. Read morePublished 17 months ago by WhoAmI
If you want to know about Nietzsche, by all means read this book. But if you want to wake up your mind be sure and read this book. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Susan
This is a quick read with plenty of information. So many people misunderstand Nietzsche, probably because he set out to be misunderstood by people who would not read him in... Read morePublished on October 11, 2010 by David Milliern
I wish that I would have read, "What Nietzsche Really Said," before diving right into his main works, because the book helps debunk many of the myths that are held against the... Read morePublished on July 20, 2008 by Jameson P. Ryley
No. Double ugh. I can't, in good conscience, give this flatfooted treacle the 3 stars it deserves. It's adequate, I suppose, I guess, as a choppy footnotes version of some liberal... Read morePublished on April 6, 2007 by Campbell Roark
For years pop philosophical and, in some cases, academic understandings of Nietzsche have been grossly malformed. Read morePublished on September 10, 2006 by Andrew K. Wiggins