You would think that there would be no more reviews of the 2011 Primer appearing, but suddenly there a new one was…
Bhetti at Heal Britannia – “Athol has a wonderful writing style. It’s a man-to-man down-to-earth conversation, with a playful acknowledgment that the ladies may be listening in. He goes through complicated topics with a simple, easy to understand fashion. He somehow parsed a lot of knowledge into a digestible format that can be read in practically one night. He’s also pretty entertaining, with certain turns of phrase actually making me laugh out loud.”
“I mean the moment I finished reading this book, I just wanted to give it to every man I know thinking of embarking on a serious relationship. And perhaps their women. Or even not thinking of it, but could think of it. Heck, I want to put it on the national school curriculum. Married Man Sex Life instead of utterly ridiculous Romeo & Juliet! Seriously. I’m usually highly critical of any kind of self-help book, and any claims it makes. However, this book is definitely one of those life changers and the most important book for anyone’s long-term relationship life.”
The question Bhetti pondered though was…
“I wonder what a 2012 revision would hold, and if there really is anything else to add to this book. I look forward to seeing what he comes up with, with reservations. Extra information might make the book much too long, or dilute its main points!”
Well when I started writing the Primer I was very worried about whether or not I would even have enough content to fill 200 pages, and it turned into 344 pages. There’s almost none of the 2011 blog content in the 2011 Primer, and that’s 300+ posts, so I figure I could easily add another 150-200 pages to the 2012 Primer. However doing that would turn the book into such a heavy tome that the book could also double as housing construction material.
So the plan is to add more content and streamline the older stuff. More power, less weight. Same buck, bigger bang. So the 2011 Primer will always be a Primer and I’m still proud of it, but I know if I stick with it, it can get better and better.
Just like a Ferrari is always a Ferrari…
…but even a Ferrari can get better over time.
I’ll have a full set of “patch notes” of the differences in the 2011 and 2012 editions when I release it. I don’t want anyone feeling punked when they buy it. It’s probably a late March date.
All that being said… I’m curious as to what people would like added to the 2012 edition, or could be improved on from the 2011 edition.