Outwitting the Devil, the Secrets to Freedom and Success Napoleon Hill, Annotated By Sharon Lechter – A Book Review

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Concepts, Contexts, and Challenges

Napoleon Hill’s writing style is profound, unique, and powerful with life-changing potential.

I found Sharan Lechter’s annotated notes on Napoleon’s words in “Outwitting the Devil, the Secrets to Freedom and Success” both vital and insightful in:

  • Providing background information, the circumstances at the time of Hill’s original writing, and today’s contemporary audience.
  • And in helping today’s reader interpret of Hill’s “Secrets of Success and Freedom.”

Note: based on Lechter’s suggestion to take one of two views on Hill’s conversations with the Devil, I chose to think of them as a parabolic, created to reach and touch the heart.”

Personal challenges and take away for me include:

  • The importance of perseverance
  • The importance of finding and living out a full and meaningful life
  • How to learn from my mistakes and failures
  • The need to revisit my purpose statement
  • The life-changing potential of Hill’s theosophy for personal succes

“Outwitting the Devil” is as vital for today’s reader as on the day of the original writing. I want to suggest that you add this book to your reading list today.

Sound Wisdom, Shippensburg, P. O. Box 310, PA 17257,  978-1640951839, $16.95, 2011, 272 pages

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.


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