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The Good Psychopath's Guide to Success by Andy McNab
This book clarifies the concept of psychopathy in a way which debunks the typical understanding of this word (we usually associate psychopath with some scary, sadistic criminal). It also serves as a self-help guide to gaining greater self-confidence often by challenging many typical assumptions we make in day-to-day life and contrasting them with the mindset of a psychopathic personality.

My main criticism is the overly laddish, matey and "jokey" style in which it is written, where serious points are punctuated by irritating asides which I ended up just skipping. There are some amusing anecdotes which illustrate important points as well which are fine, but it is the… Read more
How To Be Idle by Tom Hodgkinson
How To Be Idle by Tom Hodgkinson
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is a fantastically enjoyable and sumptuous read that rightly challenges the assumptions which have brought about the kind of miserable state of affairs that we have created for ourselves: crass materialism has turned us into wage slaves and we cheer ourselves up with a vacuous celebrity culture. All the while we have simply forgotten the beauty of being free-spirited and enjoying life in a spontaneous way. My comments sound heavy going/dreary, but Tom Hodgkinson's skill is in addressing matters with a light touch without losing depth of thought. Well done!
Like Stars On Earth [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Tanay Chheda
Like Stars On Earth [DVD] DVD ~ Tanay Chheda
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
"Taare zameen par" (Stars on Earth) tells the story of a wonderfully imaginative, creative, sweet boy whose undetected dyslexia leaves him suffering the wrath of hostile parents and teachers, leaving him on the brink of complete psychological breakdown. It is only when a sensitive temporary art teacher enters his life that his tormented life is effectively saved. Without giving too much away, this film is made with great depth and sensitivity and it shines a light on an all-too-familiar trait of Indian society (and of others, of course) and challenges the obsession which parents might have of forcing children to a mould of their own making in the obsessive pursuit of "success" while… Read more