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Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart

Title: Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart
Author: Gordon Livingston, M.D.
Genre: Non-fiction - psychology
Rating (out of 5): 3.5

So this book is basically a therapist telling us the 30 things everyone should know before they die. Well, need to know now, according to the subtitle on the cover.

Each chapter starts with a statement, which are normally quite profound. My favourite is If the map doesn't agree with the ground, the map is wrong. Another two good ones are Not all who wander are lost and Any relationship is under the control of the person who cares the least.

The thing is, though, is that the content of the chapter doesn't really relate to the chapter title. Weeell...it's like...relevant through a couple of degrees of separation. You can tell it explains the chapter...but it doesn't explain how it explains it. The content of the chapter is interesting...the statements are interesting...but they don't quite fit together. It's like the jigsaw pieces...it has a sticky outy bit, and the one you're trying to shove it into has an indentation, but they're not exaaactly the right size.

It's sort of a good read...but just doesn't feel satisfying.