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Lots of Cutler, Very Little of H.H. Dalai Lama,
This review is from: The Art of Happiness at Work (Hardcover)
After having just finished Victor Chan's collaborative work with the Dalai Lama, "The Wisdom of Forgiveness", I was prepared for a book where a lot of the content was atmospheric rather than substantive. However, I was barely one chapter into "The Art of Happiness at Work" before I began to get the creeping suspicion that I was being hustled.
This is basically a Howard Cutler self-help book that has precious little of the Dalai Lama's insights. Which would be alright if it was presented as such more honestly. The few bits of wisdom from His Holiness seem only a token to allow Dr. Cutler to then take off on his own theories, and anecdotes about his friends who aren't happy with their new cars.
Don't waste your time. Especially if you are looking to extract any teaching of Buddhism. At best this is a dull, uninspired read. And at worst, it seems like a marketing scam using the name of the Dalai Lama to sell another chicken soup book.
Chan's book is a far more honest and pleasurable read. And any volume actually written by the Dalai Lama himself would be recommended.