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ADDRESSED TO AMAZON
on November 28, 2016
I want to start this review by saying that this book is truly one of the most impactful books I have ever read in my life. Thich Nhat Hanh works wonders through his words, and lays a foundation for the core principles of Buddhism. One aspect that is very inviting in this book is s how it is not just a niche read for die hard buddhists. The examples and applications in this book are very relevant to daily life. This purchase is actually the second copy I bought for a friend because I wanted to share with him this enlightened text.
At this point, you are probably wondering how I could have rated the book a two after describing how amazing of a read it is. Well, that is because I am deeply displeased with the state of the book itself when I received it. As shown in the pictures I attached, the book was mangled before anyone even read a page out of it. I understand that Amazon is one of, if not the largest online retailer in the world. I can understand that they ship millions of items that satisfy hundreds of thousands of customers daily. In the midst of all that, I urge Amazon to consider its position in this world as a distributor of knowledge. As a child, I did not fully appreciate the benefit or reading. As I got older, however, I realized the immense power that books possess and that is knowledge. Books have changed my life for the better and I hope that others find this as well. I say that only to illustrate my perspective, but the real purpose of this post is to ask Amazon to treat books not by what they are worth monetarily, but what they are worth to the reader.