Again Alain identifies an all too well-known subject and with his eyes and mind and words makes us see it in a fresh new way. I guess the stress mark ..Show More »in the title should be placed under the words think and more. I mainly loved the book, though its final chapter did not feel so honest, but rather as something he had to say.
The first thing I noticed was the lack of connection the narrator had with the material. The narrator's voice kept going up at the end, when it was n..Show More »ot appropriate. The narrator seemed to lack understanding of the subject matter and the content of the audio book, which didn't help.
I also noticed the use of jargon at many points in the book that added nothing to the listener's understanding, nor was the jargon really explained. The book included discussion about constructing a geneogram, which is typically used by therapists to gain an understanding of the client's family and background. As a therapist and psychologist, I am concerned that the author suggests people could do this for themselves, whether they understand what they are doing or not. The author does not advise of the potential implications, nor fully how to undertake such a task. There are many other things I could say, so perhaps the most useful is that, in my view, there is little to be gained from spending your time on this book.
If you are looking for a book that tells you how to make money or how to survive with less money, this isn't that book. I think this expectation is po..Show More »ssibly the reason that this book doesn't have higher ratings.
However, this book is a fascinating exploration of the relationship each individual has with money and why we do things like burying our heads in the sand rather than actually dealing with problems. Why the way we grow up might give us some unhelpful philosophies of money like "All money is evil" or "Having money will make me happy". How there is an internal argument in lots of us about wanting money but also wanting to help others and also wanting a fulfilling career etc.
If helps get you thinking about the 'why' of your current situation with money and how you can change your relationship with it to be closer to your ideal, or to figure out what that ideal actually is.
Interesting, bang up-to-date, thoughtful and wise. Concise and exactly what I had hoped it would be. Includes a varied list of suggestions for further..Show More » reading/listening. The reader was very good too.