Robinson is an engaging narrator, and his delivery of this material probably made it more enthralling that it otherwise would have been. He speaks with the passion for his ideas that he wishes we would all find for ourselves, and that gets his message a long way. The book provides an elegantly simple conceptual framework; most of his arguments will likely seem to you things you've already thought. The benefit of reading this book is the way Robinson has synthesized and clarified the kinds of arguments we all have with ourselves about what is really worth our time. Plus, the variety of interesting example biographies should keep you from getting bored!