Despite how long it took me to finish (a symptom of my busy life, not reflection on the text itself), I found this book engaging, educational, and sometimes entertaining (watching somebody make a trainwreck decision can be horrifyingly riveting). Learning why somebody would make that decision is useful to a writer, in that we make decisions--good and bad--for many characters all the time.
One particularly interesting bit toward the end of the book, was where 4 distinct personality types involved in any family dynamic or decision making process, were described:
- The Initiator (think Ferris Bueller)
- The Blocker (think his friend Cameron, trying to stop him)
- The Supporter (can take either side)
- The Observer (can you say passive?)
It's not a very long book, and worth the time for anybody who wants to know the why behind their characters' actions.
Romance is sexy!