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Ground-breaking, so the flaws are forgivable
Potentially life changing, which you cannot say about many books. The science is illuminating and the evidence is extremely persuasive.
It is not without flaws. The futurology and social commentary is less convincing. If you spend much of a book setting out the facts, supported by evidence, in order to build an argument that is not widely understood, you endanger your overall message if you veer off into ideas and opinions. In that regard it also felt padded a little.
The narration is very good, if a little "high and mighty" in its tone.
But pay little attention to these flaws. The core of this book is truly profound, and may cause you to rethink how you live your life.
And if you want an executive summary: Get another 30-60 mins sleep per night. You won't regret it.
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