Hello! Very excited to share version one of the manuscript with you. I decided to open up the whole thing, rather than send chapters out of context; I’d like to see how you browse and read the book on your own terms. There’s a LOT of content — nearly 300 images and 70k words — so I am eager to see what resonates or doesn’t!
I’m using a great new tool called Help This Book that will let you easily read and add highlights (great, confusing, useful, slow) or thoughts.
It does strip out my formatting; sorry if the image captions and assorted notes look confusing. Don’t worry about catching typos: the key feedback I need is on content. I’d love to know:
💡 What’s the most useful stuff? (What’s the 10% I should definitely keep?)
✂️ What’s fluff or TMI? (What’s the 20% of the book I should cut?)
🐢 Where does your mind start to wander? What’s boring or confusing?
🕳 What seems missing? Is there anyone else I should be quoting?
I’m sending the manuscript to the dev editor soon (🐇 Monday, Sep 27), so any initial comments before then would be A+!
I’m starting design in November, so any comments before Halloween 🎃 would also be extremely helpful! But you’ll have access to the draft after that too.
A few other notes:
TK = to come (blame journalism for the weird abbreviation)
Most images are FPO (for positioning only), often just copy/pasted from Google to represent the sketch or licensed image that will go there, please don’t sue me
The EXERCISE and ANALYZE labels will be links to full instructions and templates in an online workbook
Please add your name in a comment on the last page (even if you don’t finish reading the whole thing), so I can thank you in the book!
Please let me know if you have questions! And take a peek at the book: