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Fascinating in parts
on 27 October 2003
Stuart Wilde has to be one of the most interesting persons I have ever read about. The first chapter or so of this book was so totally engrossing that I could not have even considered putting it down. Even from the very first paragraph it was hilarious.
Then he stopped talking about himself and started dribbling on about the main subject of his book: affirmations. Much like nearly every other self-help author, Wilde's style is such that it leaves you feeling half hypnotised by pages and pages of words and sentences that, really, say nothing at all.
It was very odd to find the book so fascinating to start with, and then have it descend into pure monotony. If Wilde wrote a book about his life I would buy it, and I would doubtlessly place it among my favourite books. Based on this book, however, I have no desire to go out and buy any of the many others he has written.