Imagine a public speaking book married a weight loss treatment sales pamphlet and had a child about writing. Okay, I admit that’s an awkward image, but it seems fitting here. To be fair, the central point of the book is valid. If you are an aspiring writer, don’t wait for approval, write and build an audience.
I felt like I was sitting through an awkward sales pitch. It’s as if I was reading a self-help book, and got the striking sense that the author was trying out his techniques on me!
I mean no personal offence towards Jeff at all, but I’m not sure I want to become this kind of writer. I see little, if anything, in the writing style that could inspire emulation. If one were looking for a pep talk, they could probably find a more generic self-help book helpful.
I’m thankful I got the book for free and it was a really quick read. I recommend that readers read the title and move on, applying the title to their craft. I also recommend that this book be renamed to capture a broader audience. Perhaps “You Are A Sales Person (Now Start Pitching Yourself)” would be suitable.