Entertaining and informative, this book is a delight. I enjoyed learning about Paris as much as I did learning about the American's who lived and learned there.
What a great book! It combines humor and great insight into the human condition and aging.
I did not find this book to be as entertaining and informative as I had hoped.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is informative and well written. Though I have read or listened to many books about the Civil War, I still learned a great deal from this one.
The book is okay. It's a little over the top in praise of Steve Jobs. I think it would have been much more interesting and helpful had the author been a bit more realistic about Mr. Jobs weaknesses.
The authors provide a somewhat interesting analysis of non-profit organizations, but the work is fundamentally flawed by the assumption that these organizations are doing good. Generating a lot of revenue and even influencing policy does not equate to doing "good". I'm reminded of the missionaries who went to Hawaii in the 19th century to "do good" and ended up doing "very well"--for themselves. Or think of well intentioned people who tried to "help" Native Americans in the 19th and early 20th century. In my opinion some of the non-profits cited in this book have indeed been forces for good. But that's my opinion. I also strongly believe that two of them, the Heritage Foundation and Teach for America, have done well but are doing damage to our society. The Heritage Foundation is a propaganda machine that has certainly been influential, but not necessarily good for society. Teach for America has attracted a lot of funding because it matches the political agendas of some wealthy foundations and individuals, but any objective review of the organization can only lead one to conclude that it does more harm than good to the teaching profession and to children.
This is a book that every American should read. Well written and compelling message about the nature of corporate America, the mass media and political action.
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