Michael Pollan's experience and passion about his journey in expanding his cooking skills is contagious and thoroughly enjoyable.
I expected another great book on food from Michael Pollan but I got so much more. He takes you on a journey of not only how the elements to draw the maximum taste and nutrition from our food but also how each type of cooking engages and enhances our culture and family.
I also learned how modern food preparation methods that intend to shortcut the amount of work in our meals also shortcut the flavor and especially the nutrition.
I loved this book and talked about it with my friends and coworkers.
Steve Jobs had just enough involvement and a surprising amount of detachment to portray the qualities of his life. The narrator conveys Isaacson's connection to another well-researched biography. Isaacson has a knack for delivering biographies that convey both the positive qualities and faults that form the human side of each life. There is no hero worship here, but an in-depth conveyance of a life filled with passion, conflict, and genius.I learned so much about what makes Steve, Steve and what made Apple, Apple.
Isaacson pulled no punches and in no way glorified this icon. He didn't have to. Isaacons's account of Job's struggles, failures, missteps, oversteps and sporadic advances was able to tell the story.
I would have loved to, but the story of Steve Jobs is just too big for one sitting.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to know the ins and outs of becoming a tech giant. Its not always riding on the top.
This book is a fantastic parallel to Ender's Game. We see two very different characters develop as they face the challenges of their survival and the survival of the human race.
The narrators of this story are very well balanced and draw you right in.
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