I guess I should know that recordings of writer's workshops are going to be uneven in terms of quality of content, but I took a gamble again. Ms Winik is a good presenter with good insights, but who wants to pay to hear her audience's readings and sharing? It's like listening to a support group.
Solid concepts and profound personal disclosure. Very helpful, though I found it hard to listen straight through. A no-nonsense, high intensity presentation. Perhaps a little humor would help the medicine go down.
My son told me of this book and I listened to/read it for him, so he could feel more heard when we talk about issues that matter to him. But in the end, I read it for myself. I'm a different person for this book and my views have been altered. I'm a better person, though sadder and madder too. Fortunately, the author and reader brought the perfect tone to the stories of people unjustly treated and innocently imprisoned. There was no trace of divisiveness or self-righteousness. Just a plaintive cry for justice and mercy. It was hard to read and I stopped midway through. But my son encouraged me that there were hopeful, redemptive turns of events ahead. There were. And believe it or not, I look forward to re-reading it. Stories of courage and compassion like this one take a lifetime of devotion in order for a book to emerge. This is a book well-written from a life well-lived.
Thank you, Mr Stevenson
Dave's the man. He inspired and taught me to get debt free and find financial peace.
Dave makes you want to be a better leader.
This is an abridged book! I'm a big fan (BS3) and love FPU. Heck, we host it at our church every year and even hosted the EntreLeadership simulcast. Hey, I bought the audio AND hardback books. What a huge disappointment to read the book as I listen and notice entire sections, paragraphs and pages just skipped altogether. What's that about? I paid for the whole book, Dave, why couldn't you read it all?Bad form from a great man.
No, because after listening to the Steve Jobs biography, this book seems shallow and syrupy. If you have read the biography, you can see that not much of Job's approach would work for mere mortals like us. What is more, you know that most of us could not treat people like he did and sleep well at night. I am sure that there may be some transferable principles and practices which we can all learn from the genius of Steve Jobs. It would have been great if Jay Elliot had found and presented them effectively. Sadly, he didn't.
The Hunger Games
This book changed my life and our financial situation. My wife and I have an entirely different way of dealing with our money. No more fighting. No more ignoring things. It takes work, but if you will work at it, it will work for you.
This is just a hard book to listen to. I have highly sensitive people in my life and I want to understand them. That's why I bought the book. But the whining tone of the book is so grating I couldn't finish it.
I was absorbed by this great story and the reader made it come alive. I want more Dostoevsky read by Guidal. My 13 year old listened to portions and fell under it's trance. I fell in love with Sonya.
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