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The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . . Fast!

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  • Posted July 12, 2013

    Not as advertised.

    I love to learn things. I spend lots of time reading books, etc. about various things I want to learn. Some time ago I realized I did not have enough time to learn everything I wanted to learn. So the title of this book sounded like a God-send--to learn how to learn anything in 20 hours! My bad.

    Of course I knew there was no way you could learn most things in 20 hours. But I thought the author had perhaps found some gimmick, or insight or something to justify the book's title. There wasn't. In the first few chapters he listed several times the most obvious banal things one should do to learn something. And then after that there were six chapters telling us six things that he had learned purportedly spending 20 hours each. Admittedly some of those chapters were interesting because they dealt with areas that I was interested in learning something about--Ruby programming, for example. But to learn that, one wouldn't read this book--one would buy the materials necessary to learn Ruby programming. So that was the whole book.

    Anyway I was quite disappointed. At least one thing this book did teach me--that appearances can be deceptive.

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