This is a book I will go back to (or "to which I will go back," for grammar snoots)...it's filled with wisdom and humanity, and leavened with humour and profanity, all of which make for an experience to be treasured.
I had read this book but wanted to listen to it as well. The writing is still wonderful, but clearly the narrator doesn't understand the material. He uses sarcasm when the author is not being sarcastic, makes huge reading mistakes (he calls Louise Erdrich "Louis," for example), and changes meanings by emphasizing parts of sentences that don't make sense.
Fortunately, the writing makes the awful reader less damaging.
I love the fact that I can listen to a capitalist who can distinguish between reality (humans are not necessarily rational and the market will not necessarily create the best outcomes if left alone) and fantasy (free markets are the ultimate moral force). I now have a much clearer understanding of where the economy has gone wrong, and what can be done about it. Excellent!
This book is packed with useful ideas, thoughts, suggestions to take responsibility for making our homes happier and healthier. Love it! Now I intend to listen to "The Happiness Project."
This book bears repeated listening...it's wonderful to find a concise, informed, rational explanation of the stupidity of the low-fat diet and how many people are being hurt by
That is the takeaway message from this book. What we think we know might be more opinion than fact. Try to think critically about EVERYTHING. Facts change. Keep up. Open your mind.
This book by an educated yoga practitioner helps to dispel some of the silly claims made by yoga teacher (toxins? really? what are they?) while sharing benefits and dangers so we can make informed choices.
This book is a million times better than "Waiter Rant." It's smart, funny, and tells me more than I want to know about the hospitality industry.
This book (a series of articles, really) is a fascinating look into the world of extremists and conspiracy theorists. Ronson is funny and a little off-kilter. He makes me laugh out loud, and then makes me shake my head at some of the people in the world.
This book seems to confirm my worst suspicions about the "Three Cups of Tea" phenomenon.
This book inspired me to get back to the low-carb life that saved me 12 years ago.
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