Hoist on My Own Petard: Or: How Writing 10% Happier Threw My Own Advice Right Back in My Face
I wrote a memoir about a fidgety, skeptical newsman who reluctantly becomes a meditator to deal with his issues – and in the process of publishing it, I occasionally, to my embarrassment, found myself failing to practice what I preach. I was kind of like a dog that soils the rug, and the universe kept shoving my face into it.
In 2014, Dan Harris published his memoir 10%...more
On the other hand, you could also just watch the talk he gave at Google. It's available on YouTube here. It covers much of the same ground, and is actually a great primer for his book. ...more
Dan Harris' life story portrays a narcissistic man who got lots of breaks in life based on the prominence of his parents, failed to capitalize on any of them, and apparently still does not recognize this yet.
Don't waste your time with this one.
While it's an entertaining read, it's all introduction. The entire book is an anecdote that ends at the point where the author makes his realization or his aha moment... sadly it stops just before the reveal.
Is it well written? Yes.
Is it a fun read? Yes.
Is it informative?
Not in my opinion.
I have to guess that his sequel reveals his epiphany.
E-Book Sellers! Quit selling things as books when they are short stories or articles.
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