Book Review: How to Think by Alan Jacobs

Rating: 3/5


When I picked up this book I didn’t have any expectations for it, I enjoy reading “self help” type books for fun so I figured this would be an easy read. Alan hits a lot of great key points that I think are important for people to understand, but I also don’t think anyone actually needing to read this book would not pick it up. The topic on how to think is a lot larger than the 150 or so pages of this quick read would be able to fully cover. But this book is a starting point, and I would recommend it to anyone that is intrigued about social communication, and thought processes. It reads more as if you were listening to a lecture from Alan, and less like an actual guide on how to train your brain to think. He tells many stories, and name drops many people, all while explaining his key points. While this tactic is interesting to people wanting to learn in a college setting or extended education, it’s not that interesting for anyone just wanting help understanding how to think better.

I received a free copy of this novel, from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.

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