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The Courage to Be Disliked

Cover of The Courage to Be Disliked.

I strongly disliked many parts of this book. The writing is obnoxious, self-righteous, pseudo-Socratic without ever coming close. I fundamentally disagree with a lot of its premises, and it’s in many ways /r/wowthanksimhealed material. This book is very punchable.

At the same time it has been extremely useful to me, in an immediate and actionable way, and I’m very glad I’ve read it. Books that changed my life get five stars on here, and it undeniably did that.

I only found this thread on Twitter afterwards, and it contains most of the book without all the obnoxiousness: https://twitter.com/visakanv/status/1037715339314847747


43/ The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi. Excellent content semi-obscured behind impressive degrees of obnoxious writing. Punchable, yet useful. One of the most important books to me this year. https://books.rixx.de/reviews/2020/the-courage-to-be-disliked/
43/ The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi. Excellent content semi-obscured behind impressive degrees of obnoxious writing. Punchable, yet useful. One of the most important books to me this year. https://books.rixx.de/reviews/2020/the-courage-to-be-disliked/ #rixxReads