March 30, 2016

Book Review: "Find Your Purpose Using Science" by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

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Find Your Purpose Using Science, by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

Find Your Purpose Using Science
By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky
Intentional Insights
Reviewed by Jason Pettus

I'll say this for Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, that his heart is certainly in the right place with his nonfiction book Find Your Purpose Using Science, and that his advice is definitely up the right alley, advocating things such as journaling as a form of self-reflection, taking care of yourself, and doing meaningful volunteer work. (Although religious people should be warned, in case the book's title isn't clear enough, Tsipursky comes at these subjects from a rational and secular humanistic standpoint.) No, the problem is that Tsipursky isn't saying literally an extra word here that can't be gleaned from ten thousand free guides to the subject already online, one of those "full-length" books that in reality contains just barely a blog post's worth of truly useful information. (He doesn't even offer up his first piece of actual advice until 28 percent into this already tiny book [and thanks as always to the Kindle reading stats for letting me be this precise], just to have the book's original content be over and the appendix started by the 57-percent mark.) Although he gets an A for earnestness, this is clearly not worth even the $2.99 being charged for the ebook, more a convincing advertisement for Tsipursky's nonprofit Intentional Insights than a book worth purchasing and sitting down with. Buyer beware.

Out of 10: 5.0

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Filed by Jason Pettus at 7:00 AM, March 30, 2016. Filed under: Literature | Literature:Nonfiction | Reviews |