I've had this book in my sidebar for quite some time now, and to be honest, I finished it a while ago and have read a couple others since. However, I would like to revisit it a little bit, because I think it has such value.
What the book is about is how society today is being inundated with choice, from jeans to food to education to jobs, and while we view choice as a great thing, it can really be detrimental to our lives. When we have more than a few choices, we get confused, and then when we do decide, doubt enters our mind and we enjoy what we chose less.
This book feels personal to me because I've struggled a long time with too much choice. think for me, choice puts me in a corner and so I don't make a move. Other times, I doubt my choices and feel bad about my decision.
Looking professionally, I can see how this might impact our client's lives, too. On one side, we see people with very limited choices, but on the other hand, there are the people with a lot of choices that are simply unsatisfied. Also on the professional side, we have over 400 different types of therapies to pick and choose from in helping our clients. The phrase "Jack of all trades, master of none" comes to mind.
All in all, this book we interesting, well written and informative. I would recommend it to anyone who reads here.