This article is part of the They Came From the Kindle series.
Our discerning look at the deep end of Amazon's Kindle store returns with a widely popular topic: billionaires. Those pesky point-one-percenters may be hated for their exploitation, but it's that exploitation that seems to drive readers wild. Some want to be a billionaire. Most everyone else wants to have sex with a billionaire.
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Steven Nash fashions himself as a biographer and advice guru for various celebrities, wealthy people, and spiritualists. "I'm actually a pretty normal guy, who went through some major challenges in my life, where I finally decided to jump into the self-help industry to turn my life around."
That sounds like a rational course of action. Life sucks? That makes me perfectly qualified to teach other people how to live! If you're wondering what sort of advice Mr. Nash has gleaned from his biographical study of Donald Trump, a good guess would be "exactly what the Wikipedia article says" plus about 5,000 words of filler.
Nash's advice book/biography of Trump reads like a high school kid desperately padding out a page of book report into the minimum length required by his teacher. In this case, that length is ten pages. Nash teases vital information for page after page and then never reveals anything. Several paragraphs consist of the same sentence rephrased four different ways. He interrupts giving advice about becoming successful to reiterate the entire life story of Donald Trump in a way that looks like it was scraped off Donald Trump's website.
This book is garbage for idiots. I'm pretty sure the positive reviews were written by Chinese slaves or robots.
Questionable scientific theories:
In the process of not giving any advice, Nash manages to turn platitudes into nonsense.
One of his key philosophical beliefs is that natural selection or racehorse theory. According to this theory, most people are cut out to be successful while other people are not. This is due to the upbringing and the way they are taught.
Best rhetorical question:
Remember The Apprentice?
Finest Groundhog Day paragraph:
Once you have the right type of help then your next task is to watch and to listen to your customer's needs. To succeed in your business, you need to have the right imagination and you need to listen closely to the needs of your customer. This means that you need to check their needs, the location of your store and even the color of the windows in your store.
Classic Kindle line:
Forget the advices that your parents thought you.
What reviewers say:
"Your left eye," the optometrist casually explained while blasting my face with a blue laser at point blank range, "is farsighted and shaped like an eyeball. The other eye is nearsighted and shaped like a football. Not even a good football."
Jeff Foxworthy has awakened to the new flesh to tell some redneck jokes.
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