I avoided this book when it first came out because I thought I would feel like a sucker if I dished out money for another lifestyle self-help hardcover. As they say, “If self-help books worked, there would be less of them every year.” I don’t know who said that, but it’s bang on.
I read The 4-Hour Workweek in just under 8 hours. That’s 2 weeks in the author’s world.
Surprisingly, there are some great ideas in this book. If nothing else, it poses interesting questions about our relationships with labour, money and success. I plan to read it again. Next time, I’ll go slower and maybe try some of the worksheets.
I plan to introduce some of Ferriss’s ideas into my daily routine. But I don’t plan to work 4 hours a week. That’s just not wise for a freelance writer. I would prefer a 50-hour week, so please hire me.
Look for the revised (post 2008) version. It will be making the rounds in the used book stores by now. Or, buy it new and reward the author. If you’re read the book, leave a comment. Other readers would love to hear your opinion.