Lots of supporting evidence that this works and the other definitely seems creditable. Maybe it could of flowed together better but what do I know? Well I know the power of habit now!
I loved all of the examples that the author gave but I really wish he would have put more in how to implement the findings in your own life. It was more like a collection of studies that discussed the topic of habit. It was basically up to the reader to read in between the lines and figure it out for themselves. I hung in there the entire book waiting for the author to tie it all together. Unfortunately I didn't feel like he did a good job of tying all the concepts together either. Every study was interesting but I think people are drawn to books like these to gather information which can benefit their own lives.
I would recommend this book but I would just preface my recommendation with an understanding of this really isn't a self help book. It is more like a gathering of interesting scientific information.
It is very generalistic and doesn't offer a lot of practical tools
Mainly makes you afraid of how big corporations use our habits to control our consumption patterns.
It doesn't even offer a though on how to support free choice In the face of bad habits
Happy it is over
This is one of the most important books I've read on the science of human behavior. I've already use the information contained in the book to completely destroyed one negative habit in my life. I would recommend the book for anyone wanting to have more control over their actions and habits.
I had trouble understanding certain ideas from this book because the author would tell 90% of a story, then switch to another related story, only to switch back and give the conclusion from the original story. This unnecessary suspense just made it hard to get the complete picture of concepts