Good read. Bigger fonts. Small size. Simple plot. Simple message. Gives vocabulary to describe response to change.
Through “a story within a story” Spencer Johnson tells simple message: Be Prepared for Change.
From literature point of view, I haven’t read many “a story within a story” plots in Western literature. Indians mastered it in Panchatantra and Hitopadesha. Arabs mastered it in Alif Layla – or Arabian Nights. This is an attempt to also yield Hitopadesha-esque moral weaving.
At times the author is able to create good humor.
However, prologue by Kenneth Blanchard is disproportionately bigger than the small story – and actually adds third story and makes the beginning of the first story very bore. My advice is to skip the prologue – and even the envelope story and go directly to the Cheese.
Must read once.