Wow! 3 days ago I had no idea I would be so hooked by this story. I am not a runner and wasn't in my plans reading about it. I exercise almost daily, but that was not the motive I read this book. I was looking at another listener's page, and saw this wonderful review about "Born To Run". Then, suddenly, instead of reading the 5 books that were already on my library, I bought this one and put in the top of the list. In 2 days I was finished. And, I miss this book already. I could feel the writer's heart pounding when I was reading it, the intense, passionate feelings about ultramarathon. I bought chia. It made me rethink about nike and, for the first time, I thought about running barefoot (or almost)....
Great book. Buy it. Read it.
This is an excellent book. It teaches that to be successful you must first be happy and not the other way around. We do our best work and are more productive when we are happy, And our happiness expands to everyone around us, including "the mother of your kid's best friend".
The seven principles are concrete steps to make us (and everyone around) happy.
The book is easy to read/listen and is well researched.
Give this book a try. You won't regret it!
Listen to this book! There are many amazing stories about traumatized children, most of them with a happy ending. But foremost, you will learn a lot about kids' psychology and what you should and shouldn't do to your kid, even if he/she never suffered any trauma. The author, Dr Bruce Perry is a psychiatrist that first learns and then teaches how to see the world through the child's point of view, and of course, solves their problems and help them to be accepted in the society.
Happy Money is a easily read book, with lots of stories and anecdotes. I enjoyed a lot while driving my car and felt sorry for finishing it. The science of smart spending resumes itself into 5 principles: 1st -buy Experiences; 2nd Make it a Treat; 3rd Buy Time
4th Pay Now, Consume Later and finally 5th Invest in Others. Although these principles are extensively outlined in the book, I thought it still lacked something else: maybe length, maybe five more principles.
This is a great book, an eye opener for sure, a wake up call for those who are eating the foods that are being manufactured to make us fat. Everywhere in the world there is the obesity pandemic. We are fighting the scale daily, and this is all because of them, the industry that put too much salt, sugar and fat in their products to hook us, to make us buy more, and, in the end, spend the money on "petamen bariatric"...
Listen to it and you will start to notice the industry's tricks, and maybe you will never fall into the trap again.
I love historical books, specially those who talks about medicine and diseases. But this book could have been more specific. The authors talk about dogs, vampires, zombies, aids and forget that rabid should be the main point, the glue that holds the story in place. When they tell the story of Pasteur the book amazes, but when they divagate, the book sinks.
I listen to it for the fun, and ended with a greater desire to deepen my knowledge about the genius of classical music. The book is a good introduction, and traces a timeline in history with a brief sample of music when he talks about each musician.
The series "Who Was" is a great one, especially to broaden the knowledge of kids. I listen and read with the whispersync in my kindle with my daughter and we both enjoyed it a lot.
Overall I liked the listening, especially the insights about emotional psychology. The author is a great scientist, did some good discoveries, and was courageous embracing the meditation in a time that no one believed in it. But there are some gaps in the story, and many times it was boring and did not grasp me. He tells too many anecdotes about the people he knows, as he was bragging, and lost the focus, the essence of the book.
I am afraid. In THE FUTURE, Al Gore opened my eyes about how urgent we need to act. We are heading for a world of destruction, of poverty, of loss of jobs, thirsty and hunger. And we are the guilty ones. But we still can change the planet and our future. Listen to it and see the world in another light.
I would not buy this book if Audible did not make the promotion- use 2 credits and buy 3 books. I read the reviews before, because in Edward Hallowell's Shine he mentions this book, but I was not impressed. When I started to listen, I was in AWE. The first four chapters made me buy the kindle version and read it all again. Great book!!!
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