This book is written in the most egotistical and unethical manner I can possibly imagine. I recommend this book to sociopaths. I gave it two stars because it was intriguing.
While, these tips will take some trial and error to master in practice, the book is very useful in helping one decipher when they are being seduced or manipulated.
Side note: The voice actor who reads this is amazing. Perfect.
This is my 3rd Robert Greene book (after Mastery and Strategies of War) but my first abridged version. While the other two were a bit too long, the multiple examples for each concept allowed me to occasionally "tune out" but still get the gist of it. In this version, it's so condensed that I probably missed at least a few of the concepts because there weren't enough repetitious examples to really hammer each one into my brain. The grass is always greener I suppose.