In general I have little time or patience for 'self improvement' books. (It is a whole exploitation of gullible populations), I have the same moral issues with sure thing diet and wellness books, too.
This book, however, is a bit different. It classifies as 'personal growth', but it is very much a horse of a different colour and impossible to pigeon hole. It is a splendid compendium of hyperspecific and woefully abstract, yet it still makes perfect sense and draws the reader ever deeper into its pages. It is the closest I have come to seeing lightning in a bottle. All of the vagaries and variants of the creative process held within a few hundred pages.
By turns it features vignettes, adaptive common sense, philosophical insights, and a touch of psychology. Like an electrocuted pickle lamp, it is hard to put down.