Top critical review
Shoddy, narrow, and self-promotional
October 12, 2018
First of all, I expect *some* level of professionalism from a self-help book. This book has a ton of spelling, grammar, and formatting errors. It also has a lot of self-promotion for other books by the author. Combined with the errors, the whole thing feels like a sloppy way to self-promote.
Most of the book is very basic and repetitive, and feels more like a pep talk than detailed help. Maybe half the advice is about parties - dear author, there are other things in life (especially for introverts!) than parties.
The coverage of topics is hit-and-miss. The author spends a lot of time talking about how to feel more comfortable with parties, but rushes through the idea of deliberate practice - a concept vastly wider and more useful than how to do chit-chat at parties, which gets about the same page count.
The only upside is the brevity; this book is an OK intro, but just about all the material has been better covered elsewhere.