Don’t hesitate. This is probably one of the best books ever written about Iraq. I came across it as I was looking to read about the Iraq war, and decided to give it a chance. I was very lucky.
The book follows the lives of four women in Iraq during the war and after it. Two of them are Iraqi and the other two are American. Throughout their life stories the reader is exposed to a lot of information about the war and the period following it – full of facts and emotions.
This book presents many points of view on the topic – secular versus religious point of view, pro-Bush administration and contra Bush administration, Sunni and Shia, and more. By doing so the book achieves a more complete point of view on the subject, rarely achieved before.
I found the first 2 to 3 chapters a little harder to connect with, but after that the book completely absorbed me and I couldn’t stop listening.
A highly recommended read/listen for any man or woman. Both me and my boyfriend enjoyed it very much.
I give it one star since it’s a book about content. I normally give more just because I acknowledge the efforts of writing a book…
However, this book claims to be about how to create killer blogs etc.
For the first 2 ½ hours, the authors repeat in many different synonyms and forms why you should write content, why content is king, etc.
This for me was a complete waste of time since if I buy a book on how to create good content, I don’t need to be convinced about the benefits of good content. The authors acknowledge that and yet go on to talk on and on and on about why it is important to produce content.
Eventually, when they do start giving some concrete substance, they go against what they preach – they say “get to the point” but they’re obviously unable to do that. Complete chapters could be summarized in one bullet point, and long minutes of listening brings no added value.
I was surprised to see to the book was published in late 2011 – I thought they might be “overselling” the needs to have content as it was less obvious to people back in 2008.
In short – not worth my time.
This book does take some time to get in to. You may be tempted to stop listening after the first 20 mins or so, but trust me, hang on, since it gets better and better.
I was delighted with the book. I feel like I have learnt a lot, even about some concepts that I have already encountered before. And it was an enjoyable learning experience!
If you are taking a course in statistics, this book is a must for you, since it will shed some light and interest onto the course material and will help you get a clearer and fuller picture.
It can also leave you with a lot of hope- a lot of the the phenomenons in this world are random- thus almost anything is possible...
This book is amazing, yet intense. It has some parts that can be very "scientific" to the humble reader.
It is ok to let your mind wander while the narrator goes into formulas and other math that you may find difficult. Don't let it ruin your pleasure since this book encompasses some mind opening concepts that you wouldn't find anywhere else.
A great introduction to the power of google in todays marketing. Highly recommanded.
Good flow, very interesting.
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