This book is changing my life for the better and it will continue to do so! Buy this book and absorb it!
If your looking for a self help book, this one is good to start with. Very good back ground and simple to follow. They should teach this in high schools.
The techniques are good and as valid as the day Dr. Maltz first put them forth 40 years ago. I read the original in 1972 and it was worth the money I spent on it many times over. I looked forward to see what "New" insights the manuscript had. On the one hand, the updates were interesting but I found the Political Correctness to be overwhelming in the end. I found I was tuning myself out with every subsequent reference to "she" or "her". In the end, I bought a copy of the original for a lot less and enjoyed reading it much more.
My mother brought this book home sometime while I was in High School and I read much of it then. I bought this version because it would be interesting to consider 30 years later.
Way, way too much time spent making claims about the orginality, effectiveness and influence of the model, which is really no more than 'we are more likely to hit targets that we visualize clearly." True.
This was a classic of self help psychology that has now been overcome by current research methodology and advancements, and is now sadly, and unfortunately, likely never to be up-to-date again. Detracting from this is the editorializing by Dan S. Kennedy about how closely his writing style matches Dr. Maltz'. The "one voice" assertion breaks down at the first, extended mention of it. Not recommended.