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Good research ... but a turgid,
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This review is from: Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength (Hardcover)
If the authors had any willpower, this book would be 1/3rd its current length.
Although the research of Baumeister is, I believe, solid; this is a Self-Help book full of trite anecdotes (of famous people, so you know it's True), potted recipes for Success and a big helping of proselytising (even beyond the core subject matter).
I admit that, towards the final few chapters, I skipped pages and pages... but it's Tierney's fault... my "ego" was depleted, early on, resisting the temptation to throw the thing down.
If Baumeister want's to make money from book - and why not - he should write another proper popular science book.