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1.0 out of 5 stars
Can't lead to genuine recovery, 23 Mar 2012
If you're looking for something to give you an understanding of the joy it's possible to have in life, forget this book. It's written in a nasty prose style, the tone of voice being somewhere between vicious and unenlightened provincial schoolteacher from the 50s, and nagging wife. Its stated aim is to help you, but the contempt for humanity oozes through this book's every page. While some of the principles the book is trying to convey may be sound, I don't believe it can ever effect a true change in people. Its tone is self-regarding and self-righteous, leading to a situation which cannot possibly foster and encourage true self-knowledge. It hectors the reader from a "better-than" perspective, rather than having the humility and insight of true wisdom. I'll use the word again because it's warranted: this is a nasty little book.