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Good Theories, Long-Winded Explanations
on 22 April 2014
Fiore has compiled some useful and interesting insights into why people procrastinate. The strategies suggested initially seem obvious and overly simplistic, but they prove surprisingly valuable when actually instituted. I think this book would serve many a procrastinator well in this regard.
What may frustrate the more critical-minded reader, however, is Fiore's narrative style. The points and strategies are belaboured. In order to get to the meat of the book, one must wade through endless anecdotes about Fran, Jane, Martha, Frank, Carlos ... Fiore seems to have an abundant supply of former clients whose minutely detailed experiences serve to illustrate each new point the author makes.
Instead of concentrating on Fiore's theory, I found myself longing for the book to end. This was a pity. I think the same book over half the length would be a punchy read destined to change many a procrastinator's life. As it stands, the average procrastinator may struggle to get through more than twenty pages.