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The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
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it was ok

I was really excited about this book, especially given the amount of reviews and people who recommended it. But what a huge disappointment. First of all a poor construction: a series of Q&As with no real chapters/themes. This allows Tolle to write a whole book about his pseudo new concept of the "Now" without making the effort of building a clear theory about it. Second of all, he has a really condescending tone. Anytime someone exposes its problems/questions/doubts, the answer is essentially "that's because you're not really in the Now". This makes the book very redundant. Finally, there is absolutely no citation of any scientific work of any kind to give credit to his speech. You just gotta take his word for granted, because he was enlightened some night during a panic attack and you were not. That's it.
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May 22, 2015 – Shelved
May 22, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
August 10, 2015 – Started Reading
September 17, 2015 – Finished Reading

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