It was mildly interesting if you are looking for tips on general public speaking, however the book oddly focused on how to handle the media as if you were somehow Tom Cruise and needed to handle your own PR... like "what to do if the news crew pushes a microphone in your face" or "how to handle the TV talk show"... not really applicable to me (maybe it is to others)
I had hoped for a book on how to really promote myself and feel comfortable with actual tips on how to approach people and what to say. But this book so did not cover this... actually it did not really cover selling at all (except for a brief section on "you have to believe in your product to really sell it" - and even that part was not about ones self, but about a physical product).
Still don't know how to sell myself!
I liked the historical vantage point. It was written after the great depression and it was really interesting to see the perspective from that time period.
Many of the issues discussed were repetitive. You can only say
It was just a boring read. The stories were not really amusing or engaging. It was really like reading a research paper (which, I guess, technically that is how it came into being).
Oh, god no! People would die of boredom!
I remember seeing this book on a TV ad promising that it would change anyone's life... no, it really will not. It does not give you any information any well rounded, self starting individual does not already possess.
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