One man’s rules for a good life and the reason that he chose them. I don’t always agree with him on either the rules or the logic behind them. I thought a lot about this book as I read it and the gist of it is that there are good parts and bad parts. There are things said that I violently disagree with and other things that I can get 100% behind. I found some things that had worth like his arguments for truth-telling and not taking moments of grace for granted when they cross your path even in the midst of great troubles. Other things made me just about want to choke. Some people will throw the book right across the room based on his parenting advice or his views on the necessary utility of binary gender notions. I made myself read the full thing in spite of those and it’s been a learning experience to allow myself to follow along with the arguments to see where they end up even when I don’t agree with the premises and/or the conclusions.
* interesting for the experiences I had while reading but not for the book itself *