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G Hassel


Chicago Ridge, IL, United States | Member Since 2011

  • 3 reviews
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  • 109 titles in library
  • 26 purchased in 2014

  • Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha: A Real World Guide to an Unreal Life: Build More Muscle. Burn More Fat. Have More Sex.

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By John Romaniello, Adam Bornstein
    • Narrated By John Romaniello, Adam Bornstein

    Are you a guy who's interested in building rock-hard muscle, erasing your belly fat, boosting your testosterone, and having more mind-blowing sex than you thought possible? If so, then Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha was written specifically for you.... In his new book, celebrity trainer and Men's Health expert John 'Roman' Romaniello teams up with expert Adam Bornstein, former editor for both Men's Health and LIVESTRONG. Together, they reveal the secrets they've discovered that will give any man - no matter how old you are - a chiseled body .

    Brock says: "Haters Should Try it First"
    "Go ahead and skip this one"

    Let me save you the time and money...

    Testosterone is awesome because science.
    Don't eat breakfast, and after your cheat day don't eat anything for a day.
    Do oddball exercises at the gym (Javelin Press??)
    If you use the f word 300 times per chapter you seem cool.

    I wanted to believe that this would work, tried it for six weeks, lost 2 lbs, BF% decreased a little (Omron 0.5%). Compared to previous methods (eating breakfast) on similar negative calorie diets I've been able to lose much more. Intermittent Fasting is great for keeping your weight the same, but seems pretty hard to get great fat loss results. Maybe I was doing it wrong (I tried to follow everything exactly).

    The other thing that really was weird was their constant need to drop the F bomb, literally 2 times per page. For no reason. It made them seem less like "Exercise Scientists" (which they assure the listeners they are) and more like "Bro Scientists".

    For my buck, I'd say skip this book.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Beautiful Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sylvia Nasar
    • Narrated By Anna Fields

    John Forbes Nash, Jr., a prodigy and legend by the age of 30, dazzled the mathematical world by solving a series of deep problems deemed "impossible" by other mathematicians. But at the height of his fame, Nash suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown and began a harrowing descent into insanity, resigning his post at MIT, slipping into a series of bizarre delusions, and eventually becoming a dreamy, ghostlike figure at Princeton, scrawling numerological messages on blackboards.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Informative not entertaining"
    "Its a biography of a mathematician."

    Seeing the reviews below, I have to say: Its a biography of a mathematician. If you don't have any idea of what game theory, set theory, or quantum mechanics is... you might not get many references in this book. That being said there is very little "actual" math in the book; so math hesitant listeners need not beware. Most listeners with a well-rounded knowledge in mathematics and science will be able to understand and enjoy this book.

    It does delve, perhaps slightly obtusely, into the history of Princeton, the IAS, etc. but the author uses this to help the listener really understand the environment and world that Nash was living in. Plus there are lots of anecdotal stories about Einstein, Von Neumann, etc. that are actually quite interesting.

    There were a few times in the first few chapters I laughed out loud. :) I would recommend this book for anyone who is not already familiar with the real story of John Nash (not the movie) and has an interest in learning about how one of the great mathematicians of our time lived.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living: Time-Tested Methods for Conquering Worry

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Dale Carnegie
    • Narrated By Andrew MacMillan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Through Dale Carnegie's seven-million-copy best seller, recently revised, millions of people have been helped to overcome the worry habit. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today, formulas that will last a lifetime!

    C. Mitchell says: "Excellent Read"

    Only 2 chapters in, and I'm already so thankful I picked this up. Life changing stuff here. HIGHLY recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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