The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny

by Robin S. Sharma

Wisdom to Create a Life of Passion, Purpose, and PeaceThis inspiring tale provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance, and joy.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Self Help
  • Rating: 3.82
  • Pages: 208
  • Publish Date: April 21st 1999 by HarperOne
  • Isbn10: 0062515675
  • Isbn13: 9780062515674

What People Think about "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny"

Felt like the author just had a list of frequently asked questions and set out to answer each and every one of them one by one systematically, so there wasn't much narrative or actual enjoyment in the reading of it.

It tells us to savor each moment with exuberance along with an aim in life.. The novel tells the Vastness of India and the ancient techniques which our ancestors have been using since eternity which is the Secret of Life!

I wanted to stop reading it because I found it ridiculous, but I wouldn't feel worthy of panning it here if I hadn't completed it and the joy of sharing my take on this book kept me turning pages and dog-earring quotable pages. It's a great title and made me want to read it immediately as I already had the book outlined in my head based upon the title and it was very good. Instead, there's a ton of new age advice espoused thru a very dumb fable that serves as some new age pnuemonic (which it takes John, the "student", most of the book to get and then is praised heavily by Julian, "the teacher" for this observation like a special ed teacher giving a student a lollipop for looking both ways before crossing the street. He is also an awful writer, most evident in his use of speaker tags and abuse of adjectives, which were actually my favorite part of the book-they were that bad. here are some fun examples: "'Do I have to find a special lake to apply the Secret of the Lake?' I asked innocently." "Hardly 'new age,'" he said, with a broad grin lighting up his radiant face. Julian remembering the monks: "I still remember seeing these wonderful looking people seated on the little bamboo chairs reading their strangely bound books with the subtle smiles of enlightenment unforlding across their lips." "Easy, big fella!

Now I rarely read a book and stopped halfway.

I started it about 10 times and dropped it like it's hot NOT. The book seems ok but annoyingly, I can't read it or get even anywhere through it. Maybe I need to first learn where that monk got his Ferrari? So far the rating is somewhere in the vicinity of 2-3 stars. Or I might stop trying to get into books I dislike on the spot. Q: The moment I stopped spending so much time chasing the big pleasure of life.

And I still don't get the fucking point of the book.