A review by tinito
The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness, by Fumitake Koga, Ichiro Kishimi

3.0

Wasn't really happy with the false marketing in this book. It is written by Japanese authors, yes, but it's largely (solely?) based on Alfred Adler's individual psychology. And Adler was Austrian. So what is the Japanese phenomenon? The writing style (attempting to go for the style of Plato's Republic?) is kind of painful to get through but it had some interesting (while unoriginal) thoughts. There is some value here even with the shortcomings if one is not interested in reading Adler's original works. 2.5-3 stars maybe.