My thoughts on the book now? Well?
I don't think that the concept is new at all.
It's not about gaining friends, money, wealth, success etc. but letting go of the desire for such things by examining all the things that we don't have and saying " f**k it. Does it really matter?" and simply accepting what is. That's not to say that such things will never happen but learning to be HAPPY with what is.
He claims that when you stop wanting those things that seem so important to you they invariably come your way, but if they don't, f**k it. Does it really matter?
He touches on breathing exercises, meditation, buddhism, and really I couldn't ever see anybody living out what seems to be the message of this book which seems to be all about the need to stop wanting and love what you have, this is nothing new and one CAN see the sense of it, and stop worrying about what you can't influence. F**k it. Those two words feature quite a lot.
I feel bad about having handed the young sales-woman the piece of card with book-title and author's name on it. I should have written f**k it. I spelled out the word proper. Oh well, may as well say f**k it. There's nothing I can do about that now.
I SHALL, I think, read the whole 230 pages.