Have you ever been around someone that thinks he's hilarious but really he's not? The unfunny jokes never stop in this book. That along with annoying writing style made this book painful to finish. After hours of blathering the "punchline" is quite disappointing.
Really really fun to read. I laughed out loud several times. He was able to weave both deep psychological insight and poop jokes together in a way that was appropriate (depending on your level of political correctness), entertaining, and educational. I plan on reading any and all of the rest of his popular literature works.
True Edu-tainment. Author excellently & creatively shares his credible research in a relevant, and inspiring yet engaging and authentic, conversational tone that kept me eager to 'stay tuned' for more.
Knowledge Is Power
The entire book has you desperately wanting the author to get to the point, which finally comes in the last few sentences. And that is... There is no formula to finding happiness. Sorry for wasting your time.
Well he doesn't actually apologize.
There was a ton of "ah ha"moments in this book. I plan to listen several more times. I bought the hard back so I could note those great spots that were especially insightful.
Dan Gilbert uses a plethora of corny stories and anecdotes to give a broad sweeping overview of modern psychology, especially around individual decision-making in self-delusion. Not so much on happiness.