When I first got this book, i was keen to read it and yet I had no idea how much more this book would help me on a personal level. The lessons are easy to understand and apply, but what has impressed me so much is how the author has been able to take something as seemingly mundane as pool and masterfully use that context to teach principles and techniques to improve my character. The book reminds me of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, only Turner does not waffle on with story after story. The book is only about 85 pages so the points are made with the least amount of strain on the eyeballs or brain. I am going to get this for all my friends who play pool.