I read the first 4 chapters and decided to quit. The ideas seemed to be too selfish if they even work at all.
The book is packed with useful information for a variety of areas. Some of it will be relevant to you, some will not, but there are lots of great tid-bits to pick up on.
Ferriss's approach can be a little off-putting since he comes off as a "get rich quick" artist. If putting your heart into your work is of great importance to you, parts of his approach will probably annoy you somewhat. If you are more the serial entrepreneur type, I bet you'll love it.
The narrator uses this doom-and-gloom voice that really annoyed me. Seemed like he was lecturing me which gets pretty grating.
I'm not entirely sure how I came across this book, but it's been life changing. Expertly presented and quite humorous. It should be on your Wish List if not in My Library.
For the first hour of this book, I wasn't feeling very warm and fuzzy about the author or the stage being set by him. However, everything changed. This book will have you laughing out loud, and questioning all the many social norms and fundamentals you have held dear, and which have been building blocks for the boring or unfulfilled life you are now trying to escape. It suggests options and provides an abundance of resources. Truly a life changing read.
Those that don't like this book are those that need the safety and false security of every day being the same tedium.
Most people need others to create the environment that makes them feel safe and secure. The reality is that there is no such thing as security nor certainty. Life is to be lived.
Wo! Don't read or listen to this unless you are SERIOUS about finding ways to work less and stop wasting time. This guy is serious....and funny!