I am a rabid fan of Planet Money and this book helps you to create a base on understanding finance and money. I have always wondered about where money comes from and how it works. I have wondered how insurance and the stock market came into being. It gives you a sense of how important a good idea is and how much power that idea can have. If I would have known how fascinating this stuff was in high school (yeah right) I probably would have been an econ major instead of engineering.
I have been excited about this book since I heard it was coming out. It was amazing to find out how much in 30 rock is actually true. I love her humor and am going to be sad when 30 rock goes off the air. Great book if you are a fan.
While I agree that this isn't exactly break through research I think it is important because it points out the pervasiveness of narcissism in our culture. It seems like such a difficult thing to treat because a narcissist never thinks he/she is the problem. I have to admit I am a huge fan of Dr. Drew. He really seems like the voice of reason in a world that is so messed up. Some critics of his shows use his show and an example of bad therapy, and point out that he is on a channel that isn't the most psychologically healthy. I agree with him that the people that really need therapy aren't going to be watching Discovery Health. They are going to be watching the show on VH1 about the girl that didn't know she was pregnant (and relating to her) and his show will come on about how people need to get into a treatment program. I have so much respect for him. Really a great person trying to make the world a better place.
I loved this book. After I read it I thought "this would make a great movie" I think that they have a script and even an actor to play the main character. I just loved this book because it had so many twists and turns. I have to hand it to the Colombian police force. They really figured out how to get to him.
I love his quirkiness. He takes such delight in finding some weird fact interesting anecdote and I think he loves telling people about it. This had been in my library for a long long time. I think I need to pull it out again and read it. So amazing. I loved all of his other books as well. Makes me what to be a writer.
This book was amazing. The movie was pretty good but the book is way better. I loved all the twists and turns in the book and it really makes you take a different perspective on the war in Afghanistan. I was so sad when the book ended even though it has three parts. I am pretty much a nonfiction reader because you can't make up stuff like this. There were parts where I laughed out loud because of what happened in the story. The best part about this book is that it is all real. I love a good nonfiction book.
Every time I watch a Disney movie that was made during the time that this book takes place, all the information that I learned about the movie from this book comes back to me. I can't sit there and watch it with out leaning over and saying Eisner hated the "gay pirate" that Johnny Depp was doing. He had to sneak his fake teeth into the set. I just love books like this that have all the private memo's and diaries of the people involved because it is a court case. It seems like you get such a raw perspective because of this. I really feel like I am getting the real story.
It seems like any funny book on the New York Times Best sellers list features some gay person. Can't hetero people be funny anymore. I just had a hard time relating. David Sedaris is good but I wasn't a big fan of Augustin Burroghs. Just not my cup of tea.
It has been awhile since I have read this but it really sticks with me. It makes capitalism make sense in some ways. I should really go back and read it again. My family will have to put up with me saying "I was reading this book..."
I have heard about this book many times over the years and I have always wanted to read it. It wasn't quite what I thought it was going to be. It was better in some ways. I have been watching some shows about WWII the last few months and one of the things that I remember about this book is that Viktor said that the best of the people in the concentration camps didn't make it out alive. It bring into perspective that life isn't fair but God is. Life may suck in this life but God will make it fair in the life to come. I think maybe some of the people in the concentration camp that were selfless to the point of giving up their life so someone else can live may have understood this. This is a really great book.
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