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Strong back, soft front, wild heart

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Reviewed: 2020-08-06

Division in our world concerns me. I feel alone in a world where everyone is bunkered up in their echo chambers and trapped in 'with us or against us' mentality. This book addresses the situation that is causing people feel more alienated from their friends, families and even themselves. Ultimately, this book addresses the spiritual crisis our social isolation and disconnection is causing.

Some good, lots of bad

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Reviewed: 2020-07-31

JP is great at interviews and performs the reading of his book well, in a way that sounds engaging. I also liked his first chapter where he discusses brain chemistry and observed effects in social situations. I didn't expect this book to have an overwhelming amount of religious discussion and religious interpretation. Ancient religious beliefs are open to a myriad of interpretations and I don't see why this author's interpretations are any more valid than any other anthropologist, sociologist or person of faith. In many cases, especially when he discusses techniques about raising children I found myself groan, disagree or when he promoted physical force feeding a child who won't eat I was outraged (I work with children for my full time job and can propose 1000 better ways than what he proposed). Overall, I think that the author way oversteps his areas of expertise and misleads his audience towards false ideas when it comes to society, childrearing, politics, anthropology and religious convictions. He portrays himself as a messiah or speaker of God more than once in his book to give himself credibility but I don't think that this is enough to validate his interpretations or opinions. In the end, I enjoyed the parts where he discusses about his clinical psychology practice and brain chemistry, but found many other parts to be bad.

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misleading

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Reviewed: 2019-08-19

Don't read this book. It's a waste of time. Something a lot more useful would be 'The willpower instinct' my Kelly McGonigal. 'Still procrastinating' is a series of condescending statements on how 'procrastination is a deadly disease' and how people who don't meet timelines should be harshly punished for being a burden to themselves and to society. This kind of advice is profusely dispenced by any layman. I thought a book from PH D 'expert' would be more useful and insightful. Don't buy this book. Don't read this book.

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Not as good as Grant's other books

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Reviewed: 2018-08-14

His delivery is great, but the content not new. More of the same but he is also selling his other products and even Scientology ideology through this book. Probably the last one I buy from Mr. Cardone.

expertly composed and narrated

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Reviewed: 2018-07-03

Expertly composed and narrated by Christopher Hitchens. I am so happy that this man left some of his wisdom behind through his work.

Insightful and practical.

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Reviewed: 2017-12-31

I had a couple of successful negotiations as I was reading this book and trying to apply the lessons. I am inherently a wimp win kinda guy and it feels good to actually negotiate and win instead of wimping out.

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