It's the ultimate trickster myth written in a fast-paced, pager turner. You come to like the loathesome character(s). This is like a well-written Stephen King novel, just a lot better. An incredible listen, well acted, well read.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's clear he wishes he spent more time with his family and less gambling. He offers good insights into life as a gambler. Phil Gordon's book was more helpful in improving my game. I think Phil Helmuth's book will make you a bad player. Of course, I loved SUPER SYSTEM 2 by Doyle Brunson (wish it was on audio). That being said, Ace on the River is the most enjoyable of the "poker" books available at audible.com. I think his life lessons, like those given in SUPER SYSTEM 2, are as valuable as the strategies and techniques.
If you want a clearly explained, rational explanation of everything that's gone on in the last seven years, you'll love this book. It's for the political junkie, tough. I think Republicans and Democrats alike will find value in this resource. For serious conservative and moderates, this book shows how Bush has betrayed the Constitution and the United States. It paints a very clear, sometimes far too "rational" explanation of the crimes of the Bush Administration, and the guilt of the mass media, both "liberal" and "conservative" in abandoning "reason" for entertainment about celebrities. When profit comes before country, we get what we have. Gore shows how. And while his meanderings on climate change detract a bit from the reasoned approach of the rest of the book. The rest of the book makes this one well worth listening to.
If you like Osho, you'll love his humorous "meditations" on the Tao. Taken from a talk at Puna, the background noises are apparent, but the honesty, humor and teaching is clear. It's not as much a straight-forward explanation of Taoism or the Tao Te Ching as a non-Osho person would like. The context is different than just explaining the Tao.
If you like Osho, get this one. It's a keeper. If you don't know Osho or don't like him, it'd probably be better to have an idea of what Osho's about before getting this one.
I was extremely disappointed in this book which amounted to. The secret of zero limits according to some Hawaiian mumbo jumbo new age jargin is as follows:
1. I love you
2. I'm sorry
3. Forgive me
4. Thank you
Basically by repeating these four sentiments to God/the Universe/whatever or other people, all your dreams will come true and good things will happen to those to whom you direct these sentiments. With the moral authority of a used car salesman, Joe Vitale, basically takes the ideas from this Hawaiian doctor who has miraculously cured an entire criminal psych ward simply by repeating the four sentiment mantra while looking at their files. "I love you. I'm sorry. I forgive you. Thank you."
This book is like "The Secret" but minus any useful or positive information.
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