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amit
amit
Finished reading Atomic Habits by James Clear. I didn’t want to read another self-help book. But this one had been recommended to me for so many days, so many times that I had to read this once. Going in, I absolutely knew what to expect of the book. I got just that. It just was stru... amitgawande.com
pratik
pratik

@amit Thanks. I bought this book and it’s on my to-read shelf for a long time. Agree about such self-help books though. Most, I think, can be a longform article and yet convey the idea.

amit
amit

@pratik yeah so true. That's exactly the thought clouding my mind as I read chapters one after another. At most, they are blog posts on a single topic. I've long stopped reading self-help books for long for exactly this reason.

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fiona
fiona

@amit @pratik Sometimes reading summaries of self help books is an excellent substitute for reading the actual book! I got a lot out of this summary of Deep Work, for example. The author has a whole taxonomy of books that can be summarizes, and books that should really be read in full.

amit
amit

@fiona Yeah, I agree. For example, even with Deep Work I stopped reading it at one point. These books tend to get repetative, I guess for the pressure of page count. Summaries might be the right way to read them. @pratik