4.0 out of 5 stars
Useful but slightly flawed philosophy, 23 Mar 2014
The idea of this book is to always be nice to everyone because they will be nice to you; if you are negative to anyone it will come back to haunt you.
I take this idea with a pinch of salt. If you take this book literally and you follow it strictly, you run the risk of turning into a spineless pleaser. Basically, the book tells you not to stand firm for what you believe because you may rub people the wrong way.
So why have I given it four stars? Because what it does, it does very well. There is a core of truth in that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. It does an excellent job of making this case. I sincerely believe that you could end up with more friends if you do some of the things this book preaches.