Is this book really offensive?

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Re: Is this book really offensive?

Post by Fatima_Palacios » 04 Nov 2018, 22:10

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03 Nov 2018, 10:36
Sugarcoating, in my opinion just destroys the books relatability. I'm glad that the author is so blunt with their work.
Agree, sometimes sugarcoating can make you feel like the author doesn't really know what hes talking about and you get that feeling that they haven't experience as much hardship as you. But in this book the author is so honest that you can relate and believe in his tales and life experiences.
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Post by chelhack » 05 Nov 2018, 17:11

I do not believe that this book is offensive. I agree that it is no-nonsense and straightforward. I also feel that not everyone can handle this type of directness.
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Post by Juliar252 » 05 Nov 2018, 18:41

I didn't find it offensive at all. In fact, I appreciated the author's realism and directness. I think that inspiration is only one piece of self-help, another is looking at your situation as it is and moving forward from there without sugar-coating anything.

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Post by Lee-Ann20 » 05 Nov 2018, 18:51

I didn't find anything offensive in this book. I really liked this overall message that you can only be responsible for your own actions and reactions. Stop trying to be responsible for everyone else and you will lead a less stressful, more happy life.

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Post by serendipity 27 » 06 Nov 2018, 15:03

I didn't feel that anything was offensive or too much. I think the author makes some good points about being responsible for yourself and your actions. Ultimately, your own issue starts with what you are doing, whether it's right or wrong.
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Post by Power Onyango » 06 Nov 2018, 22:38

Of course the book's offensive nature is to provoke the readers yo get up and work hard. One aspect that stood out for me was the reference to insanity as the culture of doing something the same way over and over again.

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Post by Kibetious » 07 Nov 2018, 01:00

I do support the opinion that the author was not really offensive. He was rather frank with the points he was passing across.
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Post by laurenolgine » 07 Nov 2018, 07:48

I wouldn't say that I was offended by what the author was saying. However, I am offended by the amount of time I have spent reading the personal stories thus far.

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Post by thaservices1 » 07 Nov 2018, 12:52

I personally did not find it offensive. I can understand that many would become offended that author points out that all their problems are their own fault, no one generally like to be told that.
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Post by kdstrack » 07 Nov 2018, 21:51

I was not offended by the book. It did seem like the author was setting up a psychological ploy. He warns us that we might be offended by some of the things he says. But, IF you are offended, then that just proves that you need this book! You are focusing on the negative! It was an excellent exercise to get the reader started on getting their thoughts on the right track.

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Post by lesler » 08 Nov 2018, 10:54

No, I was never offended. The author was blunt, but that is needed for self exploration and fixing. We get coddled every day to be within complacency, but this bluntness is a startling jump in the right direction.

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Post by CambaReviewer » 08 Nov 2018, 17:22

I did not find the book offensive. His blunt comments are a reflection of the type of book it is - a no-nonsense, all holds barred narrative. I think that is what I liked the most about the book.

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Post by Philloh » 09 Nov 2018, 01:24

The book is not offensive. I did not find the content offensive. It was well woven.

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Post by Faithmwangi » 09 Nov 2018, 02:51

For the small part that I read, I did not find offense. It seemed to me that the author was simply being open and blunt with his beliefs.

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Post by Cher432 » 10 Nov 2018, 12:40

I think that saying the book would offend some people was an exaggeration. Having read it, I did not find anything in it that would offend anyone. The only thing it would do is make one face reality. If anyone finds that offensive then they have a problem.

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