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Ryan Holiday dropped out of college at the age of 19 to apprentice under author Robert Greene. He went on to advise many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians, and served as director of marketing at American Apparel. He is the author of several books including Trust Me I'm Lying, Ego Is näytä lisää the Enemy, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living (co-written with Stephan Hanselman), and Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Ego Is the Enemy (2016) 1,184 kappaletta, 22 arvostelua
Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator (2012) 621 kappaletta, 26 arvostelua
Stillness Is the Key (2019) 620 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Discipline Is Destiny: The Power of Self-Control (2022) 265 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Boy Who Would Be King (2021) 36 kappaletta

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tgraettinger | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 25, 2024 |
You can read my full review here:https://thebeerthrillers.com/2023/12/16/book-review-courage-is-calling-ryan-holiday/

This is a claptrap of cliches, observations, and just recounting the same stories over and over and over. Its a padded out, extended, blog post, that could have been thinned down, or narrowed into a single chapter. But that doesn’t sell as much.

It reminds me of some of Paulo Coelho’s “pseudo – philosophical” claptrap books. The type that gets you invited onto Oprah and makes people love reading it because they feel smarter than they really are.

This is the equivalent for the frat boy “bruh” “alpha male” boys.

Firstly, lets start with the idea that the entire premise is predicated on a fault – that greatness relies on courage. And one can only obtain greatness via courage.

This is ironic because his previous book was Ego is the Enemy and flies completely in the face of this. So which is it Mr. Holiday? Whatever sells books I suppose.

This book is a collection of doctored stories repeated over and over and over and over and over, cherry picked evidence and a ton of cliche observations that are not worth the value of a paper they were printed on.

The Bible passages are certainly on that cherry picked side, and are often completely used out of context as well. I’m no Biblical scholar, and have even stopped being religious many years ago, but his usage of the Bible is ignorant, insufferable, and I imagine to the Christian populace probably problematic and annoying.

Another issue is the way the quotes and stories are presented. Its a jumbled mix and mash, a puzzle not yet put together into a coherent flow. At times the flow is right, at times he seems to have the correct unity, the correct grouping of stories and quotes and anecdotes with a loosely thinly tied bow to keep them all packaged together, but then theres many times that they are random, out of place, the bow is off, the pieces lay scrambled about the floor and are incoherent and rambling, and unnecessary or forced.
You can read the rest of the review here: https://thebeerthrillers.com/2023/12/16/book-review-courage-is-calling-ryan-holi...
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BenKline | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 30, 2024 |
"Despair, that's on you." - "Why would you be your own worst enemy?"

I really liked this book, but I'm struggling with how to review it.

The overarching theme seems to be "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Personally, I hate this saying. It feels dismissive, it's telling someone who's sad to "just be happy."

However, I do appreciate the underlying messages about resilience and picking yourself back up after a fall. It's just the way these messages are delivered that I didn't quite connect with.

Overall, I give it 2 stars for its delivery, but I'm keeping it at 4 stars because I found the messages themselves valuable.
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selsha | 36 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 2, 2024 |
This is my first book from Holiday and boy do I feel like I've missed the boat somewhere along the way. I've already picked up one of his older ones and anticipate getting the other in this series too.

This book is packed with so much wisdom. Holiday really breaks down useful practices for mind, body, and soul to help us all achieve the stillness we should in order to be our best selves. But it's not just Holiday spouting out what to do, it's real world examples from well-known historical figures as well as wisdom from countless spiritual and political leaders. My only criticism is just a note for me to remember to keep a highlighter next to the bed so I don't ruin the book by earmarking so many pages for reference/re-reading. **sigh**… (lisätietoja)
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teejayhanton | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 22, 2024 |



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