Altucher has very radical ideas about college (a waste of money and time), employment (it's all over unless you have your own business), retirement (forget about it), and government (read the book). It is very informative and an enjoyable read. He describes how to choose yourself from a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual standpoint. These are his own opinions of course, and what has worked for him.
However, if his book doesn't help you (or even if it does), you can't beat the price ... free. Here is how it works. You can buy the book, either the paperback edition or the Kindle edition. Then you get a copy of the receipt along with secondary verification that you read the book (such as taking a picture of yourself reading the book), and email it to him at the email address on page iv of the book (that's the page number on the printed edition, the Kindle will have it in the very first section). Then he refunds your money.
Basically he is paying you to read his book. A very innovative way of getting your book distributed.