Someone who has insomnia but doesn't want to take sleeping pills. Or maybe someone who is testing noise canceling headphones--put on the headphones and play this really loud on your computer speakers to see if the headphones work well or not.
If anything, it should encourage other writers in this genre that a definitive work has yet to be written. How do you write a book on stand-up comedy that isn't funny?
Lassie? Eddie, the dog from Frazier? Silent Bob?
Really? Really? Do I need any more?
If you ever thought Steve Jobs was an overrated, arrogant, selfish, self-absorbed, petulant, churlish a**h*le who got very lucky and rich by associating and using/abusing people with more talent and better ideas than he had (and freely taking credit for them), well, this is the book for you my friend because it confirms it all. Kids out of wedlock, absentee father, disgusting personal grooming habits, abusive employer and all-around sh*t--well, that about sums up Steve Jobs. If he had become an religious evangelist, he'd be Jim Jones squared. Fortunately he only went into computers, so no one died. Well, thankfully, he did.
Steve Jobs is shown for the total tool he was.
Steve washing his feet in the toilet. Someone should have flushed just then and maybe he'd have gone down the bowl.
Yeah, what a totally crappy father he was to his kids--including his out-of-wedlock daughter which he, in typical fashion, ignored and initially claimed wasn't his.
Loved the book. The truth is tough to take.
An interesting story of an amazing life. Disney was a transformative creative spirit. Driven, brilliant, driven, determined--and all too human.
Walt overcame numerous adversities. Even after his unambiguous movie success, he still had to fight the dim-witted and vision-less to get his dreams accomplished. Spoiler alert: Walt was a real person, had his faults, stresses and disappointments, could be cranky and short, got angry and sad, was funny and witty, and all the other facets that makes us all human. If you want this to be a gum-drop and lolly-pop book about "Uncle Walt", you'll be disappointed. If you want to respect a man who never stopped working to get his live his dreams, this book sets this out clearly.
By speaking. Boring recitation of an otherwise thrilling, interesting and compelling story. What does he do for fun, read textbooks?
The author tries, unsuccessfully, to make this out to be more of an academic treatise than it really is. I could have lived without the footnotes, randomly inserted for effect.
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