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The 50th Law
The 50th Law
by 50 Cent
Edition: Imitation Leather
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read For All..., December 2, 2009
This review is from: The 50th Law (Imitation Leather)
After re-reading of The 50th Law, I have a couple thoughts I'd like to share.

First, this is a book that is directly applicable to everyone, regardless of where you're from, where you are at now in your life, etc. Fear (the topic of The 50th Law), is something we all struggle with daily. The book does a great job in its ten chapters of describing the different types of fear we encounter in our everyday lives. However, the book goes beyond that. Instead of stopping at only the philosophy of overcoming your fears, The 50th Law gives no-nonsense ways you can incorporate the philosophy into your life. Many books are "theory" only, however, Greene adds in "application," which is vital. (The chapter on self-reliance is fantastic.)

Next, I've read some criticism that the book doesn't delve deeper into 50 Cent's life. The book is this way for good reason: the focus of the book is on fear, not 50 Cent. Writing a book utilizing 50 Cent's history while keeping the focus on fear is a delicate balancing act. Too much about 50 Cent and the book becomes about him, not about the mindset/philosophy that he embodies.

I've read further criticism that this book isn't like Greene's other works. That's a good thing. Ultimately, the fearlessness in The 50th Law is beyond the tactics/strategy/what-not of Greene's other titles. The latter comes from the former. Finally, if The 50th Law would have been full of historical examples, it would have been unnecessarily long. The pacing and length of the book is perfect: long enough to fully cover the topic, but short enough that it doesn't drag on and is re-readable.

Again, this is a terrific book that is infinitely applicable to people of all walks of life.


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