Our local online newsletter told me about Lowell Christiansen’s book, The One-Minute Zillionaire: Achieve Wealth, Fame, and Success in an Instant Give or Take a Hundred Years. Christiansen is a local author and it sounded like a fun read, so I ordered it. It came right away, or so I thought. Instead Amazon sent The One-Minute Millionare: The Enlightened Way to Wealth. I didn’t notice the problem until I started reading it. What? This wasn’t funny at all. This book believes what it says! So I checked the title and sent it back.
I looked to see if anyone really liked the book, and 183 people (out of 237) gave it 5 stars. Did they really believe the book would work for them? Were some of them paid to write good reviews? One person did say we shouldn’t expect to become millionaires, but that was all right. If the book motivated the readers to change their lives, it was well worth the money. What do you think? Do you think books that over-promise are all bad?