Worth A Second Purchase???
𝐍𝐎𝐓𝐄 : 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝟏𝟗𝟖𝟏 𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐈 𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝟓 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝟓.
“ How To Win Friends and Influence People ” was the first personal development bible I always read. Being a depressed, lone, 12 year old child I came across this book by accident at my local library. I was searching the computer ‘s library catalog : “ how to get friends ”, and this was the bible that came up. little did I know this book was going to become an necessity for me in developing my social skills.
At first glance, you may read the principles taught in this book and go : “ this is equitable coarse sense ”. But you may besides have heard the quote “ common feel is n’t common ”. How many of us actively make an effort to truly smile and be empathic towards others ? How may of us jump to criticizing others without considering the other person ‘s point of see ? How many of us condemn others without remembering it wo n’t make the early person change their mind ?
I ‘ve read this reserve therefore many times I ‘ve lost count ! It very changed my life, and I was so excite to see it be re-released for a modern generation !
That said, the record edition of my youth was from the 1990 ‘s. How does this new 2022 edition hold up ? I compared the 2 side-by-side.
📌 Grammar revisions make the book easier to read. Examples include removal of filler words, discussion substitutions, and rewriting fib examples. The changes are minor, so most of the time they are not identical noticeable.
📌 A few newly history examples have been added, featuring female figures like Evangeline Booth and Alice Foote MacDougall.
📌 A new concluding section : “ Apply the Dale Carnegie Principles After the Book ”
📌 Lots of book edits come off less as necessary and more vitamin a attempts to be politically correct, to remove anything that could be seen as debatable. Examples include substituting words ( “ housewife ” for “ housewife ”, “ person ” for “ man ”, “ house staff ” for “ servants ” ) and stories that were needlessly removed ( which leads to my next target ).
📌 SO MANY fib examples have been removed ; no joke, I counted over 35 ! so many vivid examples that made the book so memorable for me as a kid, personal computer or not, are gone ! I do n’t care if the narrative examples used Confederate cosmopolitan Robert E. Lee ; they still illustrated the principles.
📌 Some edits just do n’t make sense at all. For example, they renamed Part 3, chapter 5 from “ The Secret of Socrates ” to the rationale “ Get the other Person Saying ‘Yes, Yes ‘ Immediately ”. No other chapter was renamed like this, and the Socrates example is hush in the chapter.
As for the audiobook, the narrator gives a great display with a commodity range. But will his voice ever match the baritone of the original Andrew MacMillan ? unfortunately no.
In sum, for those who are new to reading this ledger or were born past the 2000 ‘s, I ‘d say this 2022 edition is a courteous initiation, albeit a very sanitized one. There ‘s a longer and better translation out there. But if you ‘re already a fan of the 90 ‘s issue and could care less about political correctness, there ‘s not much newly hera to justify a second buy. In fact, there ‘s much less !
Consider me an old fashioned 30 year previous Millennial, but I ‘ll be sticking with my original copy.