How to be a Creative Genius
by: Gary Unger
Published by: Sherian Publishing (July 2008)
Reviewed by Mayra Calvani
With such a catchy title, I had high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, it was a total disappointment.
The book is tiny, short, and most pages contain only a few lines of text. But this isn’t the only problem, as obviously some books can be short yet have substance at the same time. I found the ”˜insights’ to be commonly known facts and the checklist or ”˜tips’ themselves to be either simplistic in their humor or downright confusing. As the author states, some tips are supposed to be humorous, others useful, reverse psychology or sarcasm.
Consider the following examples on ”˜Genius Mentality’:
“When attempts at world fame fail, die, and then wait a few years.” This can be considered witty, but I don’t think how it can teach anyone to become a creative genius. Or this one on ”˜Genius Dress’: “Be messy in appearance.” I don’t see how this, either, can help someone to become a creative genius.
The book is filled with similar examples throughout. If there’s something this book has taught me is to be wary of books with such ambitious, misleading titles. And $14.99 for such a tiny, fluffy book? That’s not very creative.
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Author’s Web site: http://www.GaryUnger.com
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