I am a terrible reader - I start most books and then get bored and never finish them. I'm happy to say that this is the first book that I have finished in probably 10+ years. When I saw how long it was and that is was written by a numbers guy, I was trepidacious, but his writing is smart, witty, and quite entertaining, particularly given the subject matter. I really loved reading the book and looked forward to reading a bit more of it each day. While he definitely covers the secrets, it is by no means an easy thing to become a billionaire, but should you choose to do so, I think this is an excellent way to get started.
I think the best part of the book is they way it is written. I was truly laughing out loud many times during my read, and the impartial way he approaches the subject is all the more hilarious. They book is either a guide to getting rich by exploiting the many systems that exist or an indictment of capitalism. The author addresses this at the end of the book but never quite shows his hand - besides the US book cover perhaps, which amusingly was not considered appropriate for the UK version. I guess it's more dignified to wipe with a president that a Royal!
Anyways, it was an excellent read and if you are a student or professor of history or economics, entrepreneur, or perhaps a socialist/member of Occupy Wall Street, there is much to love about this book.