Personal Development for Smart People is aptly named. It is not a book for the apathetic, the oblivious, or the stupid.
The first part of this book takes you through the core principles of becoming a whole person, and then, in the second section, it walks you through the practical aspects of applying what you have (hopefully) learned in the first part.
This book revealed to me that while I have enough self-improvement to work to keep me busy (and out of peoples' hair) for a long time, I am on the right track for great many other things, and I need to find people to spend time with, that will encourage me to become a better person.
This book needs to be on your bookshelf and read at least once a year (preferably more often).
Think of it like this...
In ten years, you will be ten years older.
But, if you read Steve's book, think and apply the principles, in ten years you will be ten years older; but also wiser, more loving, enlightened, and accepting of both yourself and others.
Which will put you light-years ahead of the pack.
I say without hysteria or hyperbole, that this is the best, most useful book that I have ever read in the self-development field. (And I have read a lot.)
An 'instant classic'... one that was decades in the making.
Well done, Steve.