Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach, Russell Munson The key to writing a popular inspirational book is to write general feel-good platitudes but actually say nothing. Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a prime example of this. It's Chicken Soup For the Soul minus any nutritional ingredients. It's The Road Not Traveled written for those who will never leave the more crowded and easier path. Frankly, it's anything you want it to be which is precisely why it was such a popular hit. It certainly wasn't because it was well written because it isn't. I guess if you have a 15 minute work break this book might be worth your time. You'll finish it in one break. But there are certainly many more books out there that will inspire you than this hastily written piece of crapola.