The objective of the second edition was to create a shorter manuscript that was more accessible to the general readership. According to reader response, this goal was successfully accomplished. This second edition is two chapters and some 20,000 words less and has been reorganized so that the reader does not have to wait so long to get to the how to parts. This is the edition that has been translated into most of the other languages. The second edition was only ever available in paperback.
It is this second edition that has been translated into most of the other languages including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Swedish, Norwegian, Hebrew, Russian, Japanese, Hungarian and Portuguese (both Brazilian and Portugal versions)