It is a brilliant and thoroughly practically applicable work. I was pausing to take notes easily every 10 minutes.
It's not really about memorable moments, although there are many. It's that you actually begin to understand what this thing called self-control is, how important it is, and how to improve it.
I haven't listened to this narrator, but he narrates very well here.
Hopefully, with time, every one :) in truth, this is the most practically applicable book written by an academic that I've ever read. To say it's based on research would almost be an insult -- it almost _is_ research, as literally every statement is backed up by an explanation of a relevant scientific study. Yet, unlike most academics writing books, the author takes great pains to make it understandable to the reader and practically applicable to him. This is truly rare. Even seminal works such as Goleman's Emotional Intelligence suffer from the opposite -- a very erudite professor just talking about things he and his colleagues have researched, without a care about structure, the reader's ability to comprehend or practical return on his time invested.
This is an absolutely brilliant book, for me it sets a new standard for what a 5-star book of this sort can be.
They kept my interest with stories and analogies that I could easily relate to - then they gave real world advice that I can actually work on! Worth the $$ and investment of time - I highly recommend this book
Gave me so much to think about. Lots of practical ways to improve your willpower. Highly recommend this audio book.
Great overview of the research, many anecdotes, but little actionable advice. the narrator was great but in the end this was very difficult to finish.
For anyone and everyone who ever struggled with will power.
A detailed and even at times humorous summary, by the well recognized world authority on self regulation.
I think some one was critical about the sophistication of the book. Clearly to my eye, this book represents Baumeister's digestion of the world literature and his own knowledge for the intelligent layman, with important help from Tierney
If you want the scientific literature behind much of the book, checkout the new third edition "Self regulation" by Vohs and Baumeister