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A real puff piece,
This review is from: The Only Way to Stop Smoking Permanently (Penguin Health Care & Fitness) (Paperback)This is essentially a 'superking' version of 'Easy Way to Stop Smoking', whose extended length actually makes it less satisfying and poorer value. Carr pads out his otherwise useful advice with autobiographical details and tedious analogies that add nothing to the text apart from extra, irrelevant pages. He makes this worse by teasing you about 'the instructions' he will soon reveal to help you stop smoking for good, which he kindly manages to withhold until page 380!
The book therefore reads like an unedited version of 'Easy Way' published after the slimmer volume's success to make more money from the smoking 'monster'. By the final page I was no nearer to quitting my habit but had developed a passionate dislike of this self-aggrandising, patronising man and annoyance at myself at boosting further the considerable coffers Carr inhaled from coughers.
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Initial post: 22 Nov 2009 23:48:52 GMT
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Ralph Olohan says:
Posted on 28 Feb 2012 21:04:34 GMT
While the late Mr Carr might well have enjoyed very well-deserved financial success from his books, I suspect his motivations are also partly altruistic - I think the millions of now healthy and happy people he has helped is an act for humanity far greater than I will ever achieve in my life. I look at all the great people in life and they have all stuck their neck out for what they believe in and I think Mr Carr is definitely one of them.
If you have failed to quit you have missed the message in the book (he even mentions the complainer type in the book) - it will not perform miracles automatically, it is your job to digest the information and actually stop! After all I could easily blame my teachers for my exam grades at school.
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Sep 2012 11:07:01 BDT
arrogant but simply talks in absolutes which is essential because if there is the slightest chink in his armour that would allow doubt to creep in and you will fail
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