They really threw me a curve with this one. Not at all what I expected. It was more of a book about the brain. I thought I was listening to a required lecture in Medical School. While there were a few interesting facts, overall it was boring and tedious.
Much too medical and biological in nature.
Saved the listen.
Character? There was a character?
Take a cue from author Malcolm Gladwell. This type of subject could have been presented in a much more powerful and entertaining manner.
I've often heard the phrase, "boring as watching paint dry" and never really understood the meaning until now. What a tedious, common sense, redundant list of things to do and what not to do. He often uses a phrase - like with like. That pretty much says it all. Let me sum it up for you. Don't put your sweaters in the same drawer and your swim trunks. Who would enjoy this book? Obviously, the answer is Andrew's close friends and relatives. Certainly, those must be the only ones who gave it four stars. I wish I had those eight and a half hours of listening time back.
Share some new ideas with us. This is all normal, common everyday stuff, unless you're a helpless hoarder. In that case, you probably have no spare money to buy the book and no space to sit down and read it or listen.
Not so dry and uninteresting. His stories relate to his experiences and his so-called clients. But, each piece of advise is so obvious and common place. I kept thinking that it simply had to get better, eventually. I was wrong. Same ideas, different room of the house. A perfect example of someone taking normal and trying to make something special out of it.
One of the most interesting and comprehensive memoirs that I've come across in my many readings.
Quite a behind-the-scenes look at the Rhoda era and the many successes beyond her initial hit show.
Wonderful, warm and genuine performance.
My Friend, Rhoda
The latest medical news surrounding Valarie Harper broke just as I was finishing this audiobook. As I listened, enjoying every moment, I was amazed by the depth of her career and her love and affection for many friends and family. Her show "Rhoda" was a TV sensation, but she has done so much more since then, including a life filled with passion and care for those less fortunate. The depth of her sharing goes way beyond most bios. Her anecdotes made me laugh and her honesty and emotional stories renewed my love for the woman we knew as Rhoda. Bless you Valarie!
I'm certain that Howard's wisdom was passed along to many of his students. However, this biographical story lacks any real depth or significant ideas. I just kept waiting, expecting a gem or two of real wisdom. Just not there. Very disappointed in the purchase.
Less affectation with his voice.
It just passed some time while I was on the road, but I was very disappointed that it lacked any depth or interesting concepts and ideas.
As for Howard's Wisdom, I guess you had to be there in person to see the magnificence.
Nothing new here, but always worth a quick review. Perhaps, any mistakes you've made will get your attention and allow you to make some adjustments.
One of my top ten listens.
Carol tells it all, from the intense joys to the lowest lows. She is authentic, funny and a great storyteller.
You could hear honest emotions in her voice. It's rare when you hear a celebrity's voice quiver as they tell a biographical story.
I laughed out loud often and was touched emotionally during her stories of pain and loss.
Carol Burnett has given us the gift of returning to that era of television magic when a show and its star actually became part of our family. For me, it became a reunion with great TV memories.
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