A hippy-dippy self-help guru reveals his true colors.
This is a wickedly funny look at a "self help - spiritual" book author who claims to be a guru, but you find as you read on how not very "spiritual" he is. At various points in my life I've found myself in the "Self-Help" section, embarrassingly looking over my shoulder to make sure no one saw me pick up the book entitled "FIND YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE NOW", or "THE 12 SPIRITUAL SECRETS TO TOTAL WEALTH". Anyone who has been hypnotized by those big headlines, and was able to realize that the book was really filled with a lot of fluff, then this here book is for YOU! (I'm not knocking all self-help or spiritual books, some of them are very legit--but there are plenty that are not). Anyone who has done true spiritual work knows that there's no quick way to get INSTANT ENLIGHTENMENT, but that it takes hard work and living your life on principled that challenge your ego and your comforts. Yet, like those "fad diet" books out there, there are those who claim to have found the short cut to Nirvana. This story is meant to be a humorous look at those types of writers, but I think it's also a good way to be able to spot these "false prophets". If you see big flashy fonts, "INSTANT" in the title, and a lot of promises of a big reveal at the end, you're in for trouble!
This story is filled with witty humor, megalomania, irony, KEY PHRASES WITH BIG FONTS, and is thought provoking as well. All in all, a great read!
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)