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Maximum Willpower needed to read Maximum Willpower :\,
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Was expecting it to be more of a eye opening look at willpower but is more of a self help guide, read small amount and got bored. Maximum willpower needed to get through it I think, not an interesting read.
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Initial post: 5 Jan 2014 11:05:16 GMT
Fastest Loser says:
You only wrote this review so you could make that weak joke, didnt you ?
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jan 2014 11:39:54 GMT
I thought it was quite witty but the main point was the book is not very interesting or exciting to read considering the book is meant to improve the reader's willpower. I hope you see past my attempt at humour and take my point :)
Posted on 29 May 2014 01:23:40 BDT
Usually, a book about willpower is meant to help achieve it rather than being an "eye opening" analysis of willpower which wouldn't be of much use to most people. Popular psychology books are like that and that's why people buy them. The study of willpower itself (as it seems it's what you were after) would probably be so tedious an exercise that you would get bored even quicker. Unless you are a professional in need of a textbook. And in need to study something else, really.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 May 2014 09:38:35 BDT
I think my main fault with the book was that it didn't go into enough description of her unique perspective on willpower. I had hoped it would give me some benefit through understanding but instead, as I've mentioned, it was more of a self-help guide. Were you just follow the instruction step by step, a dummy's guide. I'd expected, because of how it was advertised on the back of her Stanford lectures, that it would be insightful. But instead it is a step by step summary of increasing willpower without enough explanation and theory to back it up.
I'm sure from other reader's reviews they have found it beneficial but from my experience I was disappointed.
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