Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr. Spencer Johnson.

Who Moved My Cheese?


Genre: Non-fiction, Self Help
Pages: 96
Publisher: Vermilion 
Rating: 3.83 stars (Goodreads)


It is the amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy. Cheese is a metaphor for what you want to have in life, for example a good job, a loving relationship, money or possessions, health or spiritual peace of mind. The maze is where you look for what you want, perhaps the organisation you work in, or the family or community you live in. The problem is that the cheese keeps moving.

In the story, the characters are faced with unexpected change in their search for the cheese. One of them eventually deals with change successfully and writes what he has learned on the maze walls for you to discover.

I never thought i would be reviewing a self help book, mostly because i never thought i would be reading one, but as time goes by i find myself getting to them more and more. It might be the fact that against my will, i’m aging.

I’m not a big reader for self help books, that’s my mother. And the fact that she never read this one should have been a red flag for me.

I have nothing against this book… it’s just… too obvious?

As i was reading the fable i felt like the author was talking to me as if i was stupid or something. The facts were obvious, he doesn’t talk to you at eye level but as if you are a child who cannot understand obvious concepts of life.

Not to mention the after talk, where a few “people” talk about the fable themselves and it’s like someone ate the oatmeal, spit it out and is feeding it to you.

Overall, i don’t understand the fuss over this book.

I gave it 2 stars. I don’t feel it contributed something new to my understanding of life.

Have you read the book? Did it help you somehow? I’ll be glad to know what are your thoughts on it! Please leave your comment down below!

4 thoughts on “Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr. Spencer Johnson.

  1. I’ve read this while on a trip in Georgia back in 2018. There’s nothing new to us in this book, the ideas were important and useful but it’s just obvious common sense, really.

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