Don’t Read This Book: Time Management for Creative People
By Donald Roos
‘‘It looks at what can be a dry subject area in an innovative, exciting way.’’
Don’t Read This Book” by Donald Roos is a satirical self-help book that humorously pokes fun at the genre of self-improvement. The author suggests that readers should not waste their time reading self-help books that promise to transform their lives in just a few easy steps. Instead, he encourages readers to embrace their flaws and imperfections and to accept themselves for who they are. The book is full of tongue-in-cheek advice, such as “never finish what you start” and “avoid success at all costs.” Roos uses humor to challenge the idea that there is a one-size-fits-all solution to life’s problems, and encourages readers to think critically about the advice they receive from self-help gurus. Overall, the book is a lighthearted take on the self-help genre that reminds readers not to take themselves too seriously.