Then there's the entire survivorship bias, it assumes that what worked for me will work for you. But it probably won't. Because time has already changed and I will never be able to put on to paper all the variables that have attributed to things than went successful for me. I really don't like to give people false promises. Which is what most other books do. No, this book won't make you successful. That's all up to you.
Therefore, the only thing this book can offer is 1) learn to be more persistent and 2) specific techniques that MAY work in this current time of indie startups.
I think no static framework will work for anything because the environment rapidly changes, especially in tech. I read a lot of @patio11's posts starting out. And mixed those with my own insights to build stuff. In the same sense as this book I think, only part of @patio11's content was applicable.
It's now up to the rest of the startup scene to test out his proposals. In the interview on Indie Hackers he says he stole the format of Nomad List from Product Hunt and Indie Hackers say they stole their style of app from Nomad List! There's some validation of the format going on here.
Many young developers are in his position though. They have a modicum of skills (he admits he can only get by in PHP), they have some experience (they're in a job, at least, or they've done some travelling), they have time (they don't have kids yet) and they have the means (they are living with their parents and they don't have a mortgage to pay off). All of these were true in his case.
I don't think it's a get-rich-quick story, as he did spend years on a previous side project that didn't work out, mainly due to the limitations of his skills.
There is value in all of these stories and no one on HN, I hope, is going to believe in get-rich-quick although they just may be motivated by these ideas to get on with it. Perhaps all these little business spin-off side projects just suit me personally so that it's less that I'm optimistic and more that I enjoy them.