I haven’t read Fluent in 3 Months yet but I am familiar with the author. I have come across his website quite a few times. I did buy this book, though. Just now. Because the Kindle version was on sale for $1.99. I probably wouldn’t have bought it otherwise. When I finish reading it, I might come back and give you an update. To be clear, I don’t expect to be fluent in any language in three months but I do think that there is probably some helpful advice for language learners in this book and that’s why I bought it.
Update: I read the first chapter (20% of the book) and it basically says that if you want to learn a language you can. I can see that this is helpful to some people but I already knew that so it wasn’t really useful for me. I did find it a little inspiring, though so perhaps the magic is already working.
Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time “language hacker,” someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don’t need a great memory or “the language gene” to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.