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This review is from: Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement With Everyday Life (MasterMinds) (Paperback)
I found this book to be a major disappointment. The title indicates that the book is about "finding flow," but it is not. Instead he rambles on for 150 pages about stuff you can get from his other books. I found much more interesting information in his book Creativity. He also passes off many opinions as facts (this is the way things are). Most people would agree with these opinions, but if you're not like most people, you're likely to be angered.
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Initial post: 14 Apr 2010 22:03:09 BDT
when i was thinking today about how to put into words how i feel about the bad bits of this book [and i do think it has an above average number of good bits also, although i skim read much of the second half of the book, as it does indeed seem to have nothing to do with 'finding flow']i came up with almost exactly what this reviewer has written, 'presenting opinion as fact'. i could come up with a long list of these statements in this book, but just off the top of my head, he keeps on repeating ad nauseam that it is very bad to be alone and most people feel
their worst when they are alone. i find this odd, because i am almost always happiest when i am alone. exactly as it says above 'if youre not like most people, you're likely to be angered'. this is one of the most perceptive reviews i have seen on amazon. i'm so often disappointed when i come to see how other people felt about a book, but this is not one of those times.
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