Thursday, October 27, 2005

Book review: Don't sweat the small stuff...and it's all small stuff

I've been "reading" this cute little book: Don't Sweat The Small Stuff ... and It's All Small Stuff, by Richard Carlson. I say "reading" because this barely a book in the typical sense.

His advice isn't unlike a Java patterns book: name a technique for achieving inner-piece, then describe and give examples of it. Each technique takes between 1-3 small pages. It's also like a pattern book in that once you've learend the techniques you can just refer to them by name. Like, "oh, now's a good time to try the 'life is a test' technique."

In general the book is good and the advice useful. He doesn't dwell on any one technique too long, which is both good and bad.

This is actually a good book to fill gray time because you can get value out of it when you only have a couple of minutes handy.

Buy one, put it in your bathroom, and read it often.

Score: 7/10 for what it is, good quicky self help inspirational reading.


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