I had no idea what a fascinating man Ben Franklin was. Do yourself a favor and download this fabulous book. You won't be bored for a moment and you will learn so much about Ben, early America and the founding of our country.
I am so fed up with the "experts" on TV who think they know everything about Steve Jobs and what he has done for Apple. This book gives specifics regarding the steps Jobs took to get Apple back on its feet. This is a real businessman who knows what he is doing and knows how to run a company. Not just for the Apple enthusiast, this book will give you a real look at business today and how to get it right.
I loved the author's other book "New Orleans Mourning" which is a love ode and guide book to the city of New Orleans and a very good detective mystery. This book has its moments but the author's obsession with twelve step programs bored me to tears. Skip the chapter on the programs and you may have fun trying to guess murderer and motive.
It's another one of those "I hate the South books" in which all blacks are innocent saints tortured by all whites (except the protagonist, of course). All white women are either naive snobs or crack whores. And yet, the author says people who call Southerners racist, "have their own agenda." Duh! That's you, Burke! When someone's phone is tapped to capture a terrorist, he is told it is the, "George Bush Era." Not the "Osama Bin Laden Era", not the "9/11 Era", not the "War on Terror Era." I am furious. I have sat through 3/4 of this racist, facist crap and I can't take it anymore.
Not only is this an exciting mystery with lots of twists, turns and interesting characters, but it is also a wonderful text for those of us planning on attending our first Mardi Gras. The author goes into great detail concerning New Orleans neighborhoods, accents, class structure. She even names a few good and a few overrated restaurants. I am so ready for Mardi Gras 2005 now.
Nice coverage of the WWDC and Tiger possibilities. Good to hear the real info from Konfabulator creator and not what the media has distorted.
This is a lesson to all of us because we will all face great tragedy at some point in our lives.
I'm going to New Orleans next week so I wanted to prepare and this was a great way to start. The stories are charming, good for adults and kids. The Cajun language is fun and the reader has a lovely voice.
I thought it would be fun to reread the Iliad before seeing the movie Troy which comes out in May. I was right. This book was wonderful. I had forgotten how exciting it is. These are some of literature's greatest personalities. I'm only sorry I didn't get the unabridged version.
The last empress of China was a fascinating person and a great leader. This book has little history and is mostly an account of court etiquette. I was bored most of the time. The reader has an interesting voice but a bad habit of swallowing hard every few minutes. So, if you want to learn more about the Forbidden City and the extravagant court life of the Chinese emporers, this may interest you. Otherwise, check out some real history books.
Married people are boring, even if one of them is a time traveler. There are some interesting Sci Fi concepts and some really poignant moments. Imagine your future husband visiting you when you are six years old. The book is well written and very well read. But I got so sick of descirptions of pregnancy, furniture, family and friends. Thought I was listening to my sisters' friends talking about their lives. Anyway, if you like Sci Fi and love a love story, this is for you. If you hate yucky love stuff, it's not.
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