Tried reading this with a book club and we all disliked it. It made us feel bad about ourselves and so we stopped reading it. Most of what I found in the first few chapters seemed like common knowledge being treated like new epiphany and that didn't help.
This book was fun to listen to because Collins is such an animated talker. And the 20 mile march is an incredibly sticky concept I found great value in. This is one of those audiobooks that provoked so much thinking on my end that I found my mind wandering incessantly; both a good and bad thing! I've already listened to some parts twice and feel like this is a book I could listen to a dozen times and still gain value.
This book has a beauty about it that is undeniable and it gave me a sense of calm about the end of life. From a writing standpoint, it felt like it needed a stronger editor to bring it to life and help us feel more deeply connected with the experience of the author. He would graze over subjects that sounded fascinating and then skip right over them. That aspect seemed lazy from an editorial standpoint and I found it aggravating, but only because I was enjoying the book as much as I was and didn't want to feel cheated out of an ounce of its goodness.
Trying to listen to lists after lists in audiobook form is like asking to have your eyes gauged out with spoons. So the first half was interesting, but this is pointless as an audiobook in my opinion.
Just found it boring as hell and gave up less than halfway through. Went in with high expectations because the video trailer for the book is nothing short of miraculous. But the approach to the book itself was typical and uninspiring.
I found this book to be revelatory and shared it with a number of people. Great read for anyone trying to understand the potential of social media. Full of great ideas for experienced folks as well.
Man this was great until the last 10% of the book. I simply hated the ending and felt it dragged on way too long. At the end I felt such little satisfaction that it made me angry. Amazing til then.
What I enjoyed most about this book was Craig's use of storytelling to make his point about the value of storytelling. Bravo!
A wonderful and balanced view of life from the perspective of a well balanced and "normal" hollywood celebrity. Mindy feels accessible, while also being hilarious and sharing vulnerably at times.
One of my favorite. Great storytelling combined with a magical performance.
Don't mess with that title!
I look forward to more form this author!
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