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I like the message, but it could have been delivered faster
on October 7, 2016
I like the message of the book: learn to be frugal; be happy with what you have; don't feel compelled to "one up" all your neighbors by buying unnecessarily fancy stuff. I wish it is something I had learned in my teens or 20's instead of my 40s. I'd be a lot richer right now. :)
My only qualm is that the book could probably be about 1/3 the length. There are entire chapters that could be summed up thusly:
* You're an idiot if you spend thousands of dollars on a watch.
* Stop buying expensive luxury and high-end vehicles when another car will get you around just as well.
Instead of getting the point across in a page or two (maybe three or four when including some good research data), these chapters go on for 20 or 30 pages. I found myself either skipping ahead a lot, or saying to the book, "OK I GET IT ALREADY, MOVE ON!"
Still, since it is a lesson I wish our whole nation would learn, I recommend the book.