I gave this book one star because there is a star and it is Jim Kwik! Also, if you're like me, I like to know why NOT to by things or why people don't like them. If you don't want to buy the book, you can glean and connect with the jimkwik community online, and if there's a take away, it's that. If you want a place to help motivate you and be involved in your process (of growth) then the online kwik communities are hands-down the place to be. So, you don't really need to buy the book although I considered it a gift to have the book and is one of two books bought in the last year. It is a gift, but the biggest gift to yourself is your joy and reading is a joy and there are some thoughtful ideas on "how to" achieve your goals in this book, but if you're on a tight budget then just join the online communities. Good Luck!!