Of all the Great Courses audio lecture series I've listened to, Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence was the most difficult to absorb. Overall, the best parts of the lecture series were the external resources I found for emotional assessment. I wouldn't recommend this book to a friend.
Good read for me at the moment I read it. I found the intro and earliest moments to be the most interesting, with the back half of the book becoming a little monotonous. Biggest takeaway are the other books, subjects, and philosophies mentioned in the opening chapters which I want to explore in the future.