Top critical review
Difficult to read and repetitive, but there is substance deep down
Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2019
There are some good processes in this book however, the writing makes it so difficult to discover them and to put them into a framework. There is a great deal of repetition and the chapters, although they have descriptive titles, do not seem to have a forward movement towards a goal.
I was very excited to read this book because I've read numerous books by Seligman and have found them extremely useful. Since both authors teach at the University of Pennsylvania, I dove in.
I read the entire book and took notes. I then took my notes and put them into a form that reflex the processes that the authors describe. Once I saw the abbreviated form it was extremely helpful. I am convinced that with good editing this book could have been 1/3 of the length and far more effective.