I enjoyed this book because it did not try and tell me what to do. It just gave me things to think about, and put some things in perspective. It is a good way to get out of the vicious cycle of thinking too much, because it sets a path for you to find your own answers. Just because you're ambivalent doesn't necessarily mean that things are bad OR good. It just means you need some clarity, and I think the author's questions are a good starting point for that clarity.
I nearly quit on this book after the first couple of hours because I was not looking for something so graphic, but if you get past that, the story gets much better. As a whole, the story didn't do much for me personally, but I would still suggest giving it a chance.
I have to admit, I bought this lecture on an Audible sale and was only mildly interested in the topic. But Prof. Drout is so obviously fascinated by this subject that he made me fascinated as well. He talks in "normal" language, and has just the right amount of humorous rambling every once in a while that it felt like he was just chatting with me in my living room. I thoroughly enjoyed this lecture and highly recommend it whether you are interested in this subject or not!
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