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I enjoyed it. It was light reading - listening, really. I was surprised when it ended at chapter 7. I thought I was, at best, halfway through.
Meditation, counter-culture, and many likewise and interrelated topics that were highlighted and skimmed in this book have been a long interest of mine. So, this book felt like the Reader's Digest version of that.
Not horrible, not bad, but I'm glad I got it as part of my audible trial. I don't feel it's worth $16. (I recall that being the price.) Maybe $5. I could see it being $16 in paperback, if the references to the frequently-stated "research shows" were included, since I would like to see that research and go in further depth. I can't with an audio book.
Overall, it's very good light reading. It's almost like listening to a novel. But I'm, at the end, left feeling like I'm leaving the book mostly empty-handed. Don't get me wrong - the overall attitude and advise were invaluable, reminding me to not be so hard on myself, but application and science are not the strong suit of this book. not the audible version, at least.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Good overall but not for the seasoned veteran. More elementary with a broad range of coverage and not a great deal of depth in any one area. Narration felt a little pollyannish as well.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
The field of positive psychology can seem a bit airy-fairy unless it's backed up with science and filled with practical advice. This is an excellent book for readers in the field just starting or intermediates. A lot of material on success and mindsets also worth noting.
Elevating, inspiring and highly informative, this book is a must listen for understanding happiness generation.
While there are some great points & tips I found myself having to constantly filter out the never ending long winded tiles of professors from whatever institute in the such in such department and author of ......etc etc. Scenarios often related to those in corporate/ business & higher academic learning environments which I found less relatable.
I really liked the tools and the science behind it. Simplified and understandable stratified that I have been able to implement immediately.