I was skeptic... lost book? Burroughs and Kerouac? Does the phrase "too good to be true" come to mind. Yet, to my delight, this could turn out to be one of my favorite pieces of midcentury counter-culture lit. Jack and William take turns with chapters, allowing a really neat multi-perspective view of the controversial plot. Ray does a great job reading, as usual. The epilogue is a great treat, the true story behind the novel.
The entire philosophy of this book was told in the first 15 minutes. Everything after that was painfully redundant. The examples given by the author dragged on and on, as if trying to create some kind of excitement. I listened to the first couple of chapters and nodded my head, "okay, this sounds good. I can use these ideas." Then I waited for him to make his next point... guess what, it never came.
In my opinion the author had 20 pages worth of decent material and the rest is filler. Boring, useless filler.
No, this is not another get quick rich book. Yes, this book does describe a real 4 hour work week and prescribes practical actions to make it happen.
The reader is great, keeps your attention and speaks passionately. The entire book moves along at a great pace, keeping you interested chapter after chapter.
Within days of listening to the first several chapters I implemented many of its suggestions and literally shaved over ten hours of busy work. These practices can't work with EVERY job, that's for you to work out. However, if you're like me and do the work I do, then there is no reason to not put these principles into practice and start working smart, and enjoy the rest of the week how you want to!
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