Another novelty act. The chess principles part is fine. If you get the book to improve your chess game, this is a nice little book. The "life lessons" at the end of each chess lesson are a bit of a stretch. For example, Principle #48 (page 68-69) gives the chess lesson: THE BISHOP PAIR IS USUALLY SUPERIOR TO A BISHOP AND A KNIGHT OR TWO KNIGHTS IN AN ENDGAME WITH PAWNS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BOARD. The author supports this with an example sequence, and then concludes with the corresponding "life lesson": COVERING A LARGE AREA THOROUGHLY AND SWIFTLY IS GENERALLY GOING TO BRING GREATER REWARDS THAN COVERING SOME OF THE AREA OR COVERING ALL OF IT SLOWLY.Huh?