Excellent book - really synthesizes its message without being preachy or overly cliched. Buckingham is a dynamic speaker in-person, and the book manages to capture his passion, intelligence, knowledge, and charismatic motivation. Buckingham CARES - he really, truly wants people to find and focus on their STRENGTHS, building upon those rather than focusing on shoring up weakness.He redefines strength and weakness, too, in an eye-opening, catchy way. Even if you have a skill or talent in a particular area, if it drains you rather than energizes you, it is not a strength -- it is a weakness. And Buckingham provides lots of illustrations on how to minimize weakness and focus on strengths.This isn't just your average do-gooder, think-positive, self-help book. It's a JOURNEY that allows women to honestly evaluate their likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, and think about how to make the most of their strengths to be happier, more content, more fulfilled life in every area - personal and professional. You might not know exactly what you want to do when you grown up, and you might not have all the answers to that question when you finish the book. But you have the TOOLS to set yourself upon the path that makes the finding the answers to the questions that much better... that much more fun!