I listened to this book several times. I am a fan of Penn Jillette and listen to his podcast every week. I am so glad I chose this as my first audible book. I've listened to it several times already and never tire of it. Penn has a great delivery - he believes in what he says and he clearly enjoys talking and sharing his crazy stories with others. His personality and values come through clearly. I was especially affected by the relationship he shared with his mother. It was one of unconditional love. He aspires to this with his own children. It's funny to say, but after reading this book, I think it's made me a better person and mom to my kids. If you are a fan of Penn Jillette and love crazy stories, give this one a listen. It will not disappoint.
David's delivery is amazing. This book is funny, yet dark at times.
First chapter is funny.
David must be listened to to appreciate best.
I'm not all the way through this book, but I do believe it's premise that one should capitalize on your strengths rather than always focusing on and trying to correct your weaknesses. As an HR professional I am looking forward to putting some of this focus into practice in performance reviews. It may be difficult for people to pinpoint their areas of expertise or where they are naturally gifted. The book also speaks about how your underlying personality doesn't change. This applies to child-rearing as well. Many parents, including myself spend lots of time focusing on the things about our children that we would like to change rather than focusing on what makes them special and how these gifts will carry them through their lives. Already I've learned much about the power of this focus and see lots of ways to apply it to practice at home and at work.
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