Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Flinch

The Flinch
Julien Smith

The premise for this book is that everyone flinches or doesn't take chances. We start out as children bravely doing things that adults flinch at. But over time we learn to flinch and it soon becomes the norm. We aren't courageous or daring anymore. We flinch at things that would be good for us. We settle into a routine and never deviate. The author takes the reader on a path to courageous, flinch-less living. If we can accustom ourselves to a bit of pain and stress we will have better lives because of it.

I didn't really like this book. The idea behind it was great. But the style of writing and the author's ideas on how to achieve the desired goals were a bit amateur and annoying to me. The author made some assumptions that didn't ring true with me and seemed to be a bit extreme in the desire to prove a point. Conceptually interesting, executed poorly.

I received this book free of charge from Shelton Interactive in exchange for my honest review.

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