Book Review: Why Great Men Fall by Wayde Goodall

Why Great Men Fall contains 15 chapters highlighting different struggles common to most men.  Issues such as Compartmentalization, Sex, Integrity, Stress, Money, or Ethics.  While I was excited to receive the book and jumped right in to reading it I have to admit I was deeply disappointed in it’s content.  For starters, it didn’t contain anything new and I found the writing less interesting to follow than many other men’s books I have read in the past.  There are other authors I would point men to (Patrick Morley and John Eldredge come to mind off the top of my head) before giving them this book.  It’s not that the book didn’t contain good content, because it does, but the content has been written before by other authors, authors whom I prefer to read (given the choice).

On top of that, the physical structure of the book was distracting.  I know we shouldn’t “judge a book by its cover”, and I’m not doing that.  What I’m talking about are small margins and what feels like a larger page than most books – it gave the impression that stuff was crammed in to save money, which made me ask the question, “Is it really that important to read after all?”

Again, content was fine, just not overly insightful.  I’ll give it 1.5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free from New Leaf Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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