With this being my first real self-help book, I'd have to say that it wasn't too bad. I liked how it gave the reader little sample stories that depicted whatever boundary the authors were discussing as an example of how to implement it into everyday life; whether it be home or work or play.However, it was long and tedious and at times a serious drag to get through. But being a part of the book club meant that I had to hold on and get through it even though at times I wanted to abandon it and never look at it again.Alas, I did not give up. I persevered and got through it in one piece. The book, too made it out in one piece. Hee. Another slight downfall for me was that it felt a little preachy. That's not a bad thing unless I know what I'm getting myself into. In this case I did not. I didn't expect to see so many bible quotes and references and talks about church, etc. I have no problem with all of that once I know that that is what the book focuses on. I just didn't with this one.Overall, this wasn't a complete waste. I have to admit that some of the points made in the book are actually rather useful.