I loved the movie but I had a hard time getting through the audiobook. It is an interesting true story, but kind of long-winded and repetitive at times.
Really funny and full of heart. I'm sad because I couldn't stop listening to it and I finished it too fast.
Yep. I enjoyed the book and thought it was a good listen. I was expecting some new information, not more of the same "successful people are successful because of their circumstances in life." I was hoping to learn something about what sets outliers apart from other people who were born into similar circumstances and never become successful. It didn't serve the purpose that I was hoping it would.
All of that said, I thought that the stories were interesting and compelling, if not altogether inspiring or motivating. As usual, Gladwell's ability to story-tell makes this a fun, easy book to read.
I had read the paper copy of this long before I decided to listen to it. It is a great true story and it is well worth the time it will take to get through it. I found myself rooting for Cedric and his dreams. It is very inspirational.
You could read it from cover to cover in half an hour or less while sitting in your local bookstore or library. It's a great little story, but it might not be worth spending a credit on.
I thought the material and anecdotal stories were great. It was a good introduction to a lot of psychological concepts. The sections about Gottman's love lab were particularly interesting.
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