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Rambling anecdotes vs. good information
Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2020
The actual content of this book is absolutely worthwhile in dispelling many commonplace myths about how and why we learn in the ways that we do; however, I can't help but feel that a major distraction from the actual content of the book is the way that it's actually written and structured. Many chapters begin, or are punctuated by, extremely long-winded anecdotes that serve to provide context for many of the concepts discussed in said chapter, but really, it serves more as a distraction or detour than it does anything else. We're talking pages and pages of these stories. While the information contained in this book is undoubtedly valuable, the way that it's structured leaves a lot to be desired. I have to admit that I found myself skimming these stories in order to focus my attention on the actual content - I don't know that they are of much benefit, and without them, this book could be half its size and still get its message across, if not more effectively in doing that.