I went from cutting my hair once a month to once a week because it's just so pleasurable to use this thing. It DOESN'T cut your head in any way, if it does it's because the clippers are set wrong, it shows you how to set them in the manual. It does exactly what it promises, and just feels right. Also there are some assorted "mouth pieces" and they are perfect for trimming a short beard. I have recommended this to every bald-by-choice friend I've got.
The intelligence of Alain De Botton (ADB hereafter) is unquestionable, after reading most of his other books I picked this one up while writing a book on the subject of love myself. I don't know if the relationship ADB describes is fictional, but I hope so. Describing love through an immature and deeply dysfunctional relationship is like reasoning the nature of religion through a punk-rock suicide cult. It describes nothing about the nature of love, simply how deeply sociopathic people tend to be because they do not understand love. ADBs only win in this book is that he does not give any answer as to what love is, and in this he hits one true note in that love is likely to be very… Read more
The best part of it is that it really helps, it doesn't read like your classic self-help book either. The analysis comes off as scientific and intelligent, not your average "I think it's like this" book. The downside is that it also gets a bit boring and lengthy at points - once you've gotten the point it often continues five more pages. Some points in the book I found hard to apply, but around 80% of the advice is directly applicable. It is full of examples - but they are served exactly the same way everytime : short and heavy handed. I'd rather see some more real-life examples with all the subleties we use in our language.