Yes especially if they were dyslexic
The book brought back so many painful experiences growing up dyslexic in the 60's and 70's before anyone knew what it was. I used to joke that I was thrown out of some of the best schools in the country. I was the "bright kid who didn't try very hard" and I learned that I could try hard, fail, and have my pride destroyed - OR - I could be the party guy and not try and still fail - but keep my pride. It took me until I was an adult to really learn how to learn, and learn how to succeed. Even now I still go through periods of intense self doubt that I expect most non dyslexics do not experience as intensely as those who failed so dramatically and for so long.
I'm currently a highly paid software engineer, former manager, and now completing an MBA in my 50's and going to give my own startup a shot. Life is an adventure, adventures aren't always fun but they are interesting if you don't turn away. My dyslexia has pushed me to take risks others won't - won big and lost big - but no regrets. So much of what I have experienced and who and why I am came rushing out to me as I read this book - I feel I understand who I am and why I am so much better since reading this book - thank you! Though not about dyslexia - I also recommend "Thinking fast and slow" as another book that will change how you view the world as much as this did.
The narration was okay - it was the material I had problems with.
I could never give anyone a 1 star review - a person gets 2 stars in my book just for getting up in the morning and earns three for attempting something like writing a book.The book's recommendations can be summed up in a short phrase "Reduce the things you do to 3 things", which I have done for years - but primarily because it was intuitive that much more than this would dilute my effort. As someone who's been a practicing Buddhist for about 20 years, much of what the author was offering was basically some really simple Buddhist practice. I won't fault the author for that as a large amount of self improvement books are basically Buddhist practices without crediting the source, but the author lacked much understanding into the depth of it - or at least failed to communicate it - and in my opinion on some subtle points was just wrong. All in all, I try to give every book a fair shot - and listen to them all the way through and try to do it without passing judgement - often some great dharma presents itself after hours of filler - but this was so painful I just couldn't wait for it to end and alas left me with unfulfilled hopes. If you are of similar experience to me in Buddhism or meditative practices - keep walking - make the author happy by not leaving reviews like this - and press on to find more useful material. If not, maybe you will find the material not so simplistic and obvious.
Report Inappropriate Content