Top critical review
Banal, derivative, give it a miss so many better books on this subject!!
24 June 2019
Utterly banal and derivative, poorly written, tedious long winded metaphors that are both confused and confusing! It seems like the authors want to communicate in a down to earth, even colloquial style, but this is all over the place, the quality of the research is lost in the poverty of the writing! As a former academic and now life coach of some 10 years I will concede I have read widely on this subject, however I am always interested in looking at the science and theory in new ways and learning new strategies to support myself and clients in the face of burnout. Sadly this book contributes absolutely nothing, its ultimately badly written with absolutely nothing new to say, unless you count making up new phrases for old well known concepts “human givers” anyone 🙄. For a moment I thought I was being a bit harsh until I just read a paragraph breaking down and explaining the concept of trust!!! So patronising its unbelievable, I wonder if they have any idea who their audience is? I am very, very surprised to read the odd good review, I can only imagine this field of self development is new to those readers and they are surprised and entertained by its style, perhaps it’s aimed at the young adult market for those who may one day become burnt out! I actually read some sentences out to my 19 year old son and we were laughing out loud at how poorly written and repetitive it is. From the content and marketing of this book I have seen elsewhere, I would assume the main target market is the fully adult female with some life experiences and time to get frazzled and burnt out under her belt, generally this market has already learnt/read a bit about this subject to and there is nothing new or of value in approach that this book can add. What this books wanted to achieve is beyond me. Really really dissatisfying and disappointing. The authors need to stick to conducting and whatever else their day jobs are!! I have to say it is probably the most badly written book I have ever read, and that really is saying something having read thousands of books in my lifetime! Avoid avoid avoid.