While catering to readers who are more novice in their social skills development, this book was still able to provide me with insight on how I can further improve in my interpersonal relations with others. I particularly enjoyed the sections on befriending people who may seem slightly more superficial (but who might not be once you get to know them) and also on becoming flexible with the activities you might be interested in (such as going to bars or talking about sports) in order to enlarge the conversation topics you can share with people. The author was sure to outline many bullet points in order to drill his examples home and really make it become a learning process. However, this "text" approach has its drawback in the sense that the book was a bit dry at times to read. All in all, a good book to pick up if you want new ideas and frameworks to expand your social circle. At the end of the day though, you must get out there and go talk to people!
I have difficulties in certain parts of my social life and have been improving some aspects. But this books helped me discover other issues that I had. I own the physical book, but did the audiobook instead. I will definitely read the parts I need to review.
Thanks Chris, first for me is that you've created the best resource online in social skills that I know of. I definitely prefer it in book form, some word selections are different but are still comparative to the online counterpart. The organization and structure is perfect, I will need to reread it every so often to keep retention in conjunction with experience to solidify the appropriate memories and habits. One factor that motivated me in to purchasing this book was that you made your website free and widely accessible with the clear formatting and intuitive, simple to understand style in which you approach this complex subject. I always enjoy reading non-fiction that changes my view of the world and would accompany me for a long journey.
This is an excellent resource for individuals who wish to improve their social lives; it's comprehensive, well-written and extremely practical. I am very impressed with this book and recommend it highly. Thank-you Chris!