Top critical review
An opinion piece with no scientific support
July 19, 2018
I bought this book because I’ve been looking for something less preachy than a self-help book to kickstart some real practical ways to “get out of your head and into your life”, and I just don’t think this is the book for that. Much like a startling number of self-help books this appears to be some guy’s personal take on ‘happiness is a choice’ (seriously, I just saved you all the trouble of reading the book). He uses phrases along the lines of ‘a lot of research supports this’ or ‘science has been proving this repeatedly’ but has zero sources. At no point are studies, credible researchers on the topic, or other works cited (other than using an abundance of motivational quotes). Ultimately it’s just one guy’s opinion piece, which is not my bag. I also didn’t find it particularly tough love, as the title would lead you to believe. Overall just not really worth the time for me.