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Don’t Worry, Make Money December 6, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Humor, Mindfulness.
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Brian-with-coffee-and-newspaperDon’t Worry, Make Money ~ Spiritual and Practical Ways to Create Abundance and More Fun in Your Life is a “bad book.”

While not devoid of good advice, it is redundant, repetitive, and full of convenient but implausible anecdotes.

With too much focus on MONEY and not enough focus on FUN.

Although marketed as “100 new strategies for living fully and worrying less,” many chapters rehash and restate what has already been said.

Much of the book is “white noise” . . . harmless, but not helpful.  And pages not filled with “white noise” are filled with “white space” ~ lots of it. 

More than 25% of the 220 page small format book is blank.  Empty. 

 A much better book by Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff . . . and it’s all Small Stuff.

Xmas-CatWhile writing this review, I learned that Carlson died on December 13, 2006, at age 45, of a pulmonary embolism during a flight from San Francisco to New York.

Learning of his death caused two thoughts to surface at once:

* Way too young to die.  Especially right before the Holidays.  Death takes the “Ho Ho Ho” right out of the Holiday Season. 

* Well, there’s one more reason NOT to fly . . . the lack of proximity to hospitals, ambulances, and emergency medical care. 

(As if I needed another reason.) 

I read on and learned that Carlson was flying from West Coast to East to promote his last book:   Don’t Get Scrooged: How to Thrive in a World Full of Obnoxious, Incompetent, Arrogant and Downright Mean-Spirited People.

Now THAT sounds like a book worth reading . . . just before heading around to the over-crowded over-heated over-decorated mall to finish Holiday Shopping!

Aah . . . that’s better!