I grew up on Golden Age Radio, and while I love to read, I typically consume more books via audio thanks to a job that lets me listen while I work. As an aspiring writer, I try to read a great deal of non-fiction in addition to a variety of fictional genres. I especially love history, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and old-style gothic horror.
What's found within is not a cure for anything. Instead, it's a means for your mind to get out of the way so the body can attempt to heal itself. The principles found here are 5000 years old, and they work. What Nick Ortner has done here is simplified it to the point where you can go as deep or not as you choose into any physical, mental, or emotional issue. As there is literally no way to make the problem worse than it was when you started, and as there is no way to do this wrong, it's worth giving it a go. I was surprised on my initial outings, and I will proceed to larger issues. I am impressed.
There are a couple of reviews that say there are no instructions. It's quite the reverse. The instructions are first presented in chapter 2, and the reader is guided through them repeatedly for different issues.
For those inclined to this sort of read, this is a very informative book. The performance... that's the weak spot. Shiela Book's voice is pleasing and clear, but she reads so mechanically that it feels like you're back in school and the teacher calls on one of the students to read aloud. She. Reads. Like. This. Once you get used to it, it's easy enough to pay closer attention to the material, but it takes a little extra effort.
There is nothing in-depth here, but that doesn't mean it isn't valuable. If you - as the writer - are willing to do what it is necessary to be a writer, then this collection of down and dirty tips is designed to maximize productivity and minimize procrastination. As with anything like this, it's up to you to implement them, but based on the common sense nature of the author's advice, anyone serious about the idea will find an effective tool kit here.