So you think the general public will pick up a book about someone who did world travel and want to read through chapters of smack threads on his old roommate and family and friends using fug and poo and douche and be willing to pay money for that?
Oh yeah, a book about someone having a rich daddy wouldn't even sell one copy.....well except for that little Rich Dad, Poor Dad book that is considered the best personal finance book, sold over 26 million copies, and even on Oprahs list of best books. E P I C F A I L!!!!
even before i submitted my post i knew you'd be tripping over your own $90,000 shoes made from pope bones and original drafts of the declaration of independence to point out "buh buh buh t-t-t-here have too been books written by rich guys that were successful!"
first off, that's not what i said. based on your excellent posting history on this site i'm hardly surprised that you consider sales figures analagous to quality. there are things that are held in high regard by critics and the public that didn't necessarily sell well and that's undeniable. unless you want to argue by extension that nsync was better than the velvet underground of course. who knows, you might actually feel that way about it.
-self help/advice isn't the same genre as what philly is trying to do. self help books sell shitloads and always have. nice try though.
also i hope you're not a fan of fellow real estate guru john reed because here's what he had to say about that book:
John T. Reed, a critic of Robert Kiyosaki, says, "Rich Dad, Poor Dad contains much wrong advice, much bad advice, some dangerous advice, and virtually no good advice." He also states, "Rich Dad, Poor Dad is one of the dumbest financial advice books I have ever read. It contains many factual errors and numerous extremely unlikely accounts of events that supposedly occurred." Kiyosaki provided a rebuttal to some of Reed's statements. Slate reviewer Rob Walker called the book full of nonsense, and said that Kiyosaki's claims were often vague, the narrative "fablelike", and that much of the book was "self-help boilerplate", noting the predictable common features of such books were present in Rich Dad, Poor Dad. He also criticizes Kiyosaki's conclusions about Americans, American culture, and Kiyosaki's methods.