This book is sad and dark. The author, although torn apart by grief, is hard to like, but her story is compelling. The reader is excellent.
I love David Sedaris. I'd listen to him read anything, especially his own non-fiction. I don't enjoy the fiction as much, but appreciate his imagination.
The best television watching I've done in my life was during the great Chicago Bulls run. I read this book not so much as a basketball fan, but a fan of good, available entertainment. This book continues that tradition. Phil Jackson is a great coach, tells a great story, and works with his reader in an productive, cooperative way. I learned a lot about dealing with difficult people, too. Phil Jackson deserves to tell his story, and tells it well.
I loved the insights into Jefferson's life, but the story telling left much to be desired. It was easy to put this down, and forget you were reading it. Unlike JOHN ADAMS, which I found riveting, this writing did not keep me engaged. However, it is well worth reading to learn more about a fascinating man, who's personality and choices live in our daily lives because of the impact he made to the country. The author, with his resources, could have done a much better job. I felt like he read kept reading through his notes and said, "Oh, I forgot to add this, so I'll pop it in here."
I didn't find this book funny or interesting. It is a book in which nothing happens, no suspense is built, and has no likeable characters. I didn't crack a smile - maybe I just missed the whole point. I forced myself to listen to the end hoping to find something to redeem my time and credits, but found nothing.
This book is filled with so many claims and data, I kept wanting to see the source of the information.
This book was a great break from my usual reading. It's very current and honest. Ms. Johnston's reading is exceptional and entertaining, as many other commenters have mentioned.
This book does a nice job of telling what you see at the Petrified Forest and how it got there.
This book is interesting enough, and if it inspires anyone to eat healthier then it is well worth listening to. The author makes huge, sweeping statements throughout and I just kept thinking, "is that really true?" I listened to it, but I have a feeling that in the written book there are lots of exclamation points! I think he's writing for the popular market, and seems to have done that well enough, I would have enjoyed a more thoughtful, balanced look at diet and benefits of grain. As other reviewers have said, if you want to stop eating wheat, this book will probably get you to do it, at least for a few weeks, but from scare tactics.
If you need motivation, get this. Plan on taking small bites. Tiny steps. It is good but frankly, overwhelming. I lost weight and saved money after just listening to 17 minutes of this.
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