An authority on the subject of psychopaths, the author freely admits that he, too, had been fooled by one even though he wrote the book on the subject. For any of us who've been hoodwinked by these charming, fast talking con artists, this information provides a measure of relief with the knowledge that it can, and does, happen to any and everyone. Unfortunately, there is no effective cure, treatment, then when the book was written a decade or more ago,and nothing has happened since then to change their behavior or the results on the rest of us. Run away, run far, far away when you encounter one of these "without conscience" characters....and the word "character" is misapplied to these societal outcasts, because even villains love cats, or cigars, or music, or something -----or else they wouldn't be satisfying characters.
Now wipe that silly grin from your handsome face! Thoroughly enjoyed your story of getting beyond distraction into focus with a method available to all of us. As the poster child for ADHD, meditation has been beyond my reach for decades...however, the 2 minute tune up works for me and is useful through out the day, every day.
For all of us overwhelmed adults, this book is an entertaining overview of all the recent "solutions" bringing us back to one in practice for ages which inspired all the "new" flavors of enlightenment that aren't so new after all.
By the way, your wife deserves sainthood...
Well told, well read, and fascinating on so many levels, a "Higher Call" relates in page turning fashion the men behind the oxygen masks in combat aircraft during WWII. My husband, a naval aviator during VN, was captivated by the details of the flying as well as the human side of the men piloting the aircraft. After listening to this in its entirety, it's hard not to believe in miracles, purpose, and guidance in our lives. Informative, inspiring, entertaining---what else could we want in an audio book?
As an Alexie fan since seeing him interviewed several years ago, I thoroughly enjoyed this "listen" and recommend it to anyone who's interested in the experience of today's American Indians on and off the "rez". We colonists look at the plight of these real Americans with a combination of pity, shame, guilt and disdain---or we tend to elevate these real people into a spiritual cloud of knowing something we wish we knew. My belief is that many of the indigenous people are more attuned to the important things in life, because their centuries of traditions, values of respect and acceptance for themselves individually and their "community" responsibilities. And many are not...just like us, colonists, immigrants. Sherman Alexie's enormous talent and his ability and willingness to "open a vein" on the page to share his experience with the rest of us is a national treasure hard to measure. Thank you, "Junior", and keep on creating....
The authors scored again with a candid, unbiased look at the election of 2012. If you're a news junkie this is a must listen...to discover who knew what when and how they reacted to the information. All of the candidates become human beings rather than the processed meat their "advisors" presented to the public, and the conclusion is the American Voting Public elected the right men for the job. Although not as humorous as "Game Change", (where was the Sarah Palin character?), "Double Down" has enough human interest to last through out the book.
As a parent of GSDs and fan of a good Cop story involving GSD relationships with their trainers, this book works very well. Looking forward to the next adventure of Maggie and her Master.
Penny and I were born the same year and so we share a common experience of history.
Her Bronx accent enhances her story and contributes to the humor in her personal and professional observations. Behind the scenes stories always entertain and this memoir works well for anyone familiar with her work in front of and behind the camera. One can't help but love her style...not a scintilla of manipulation.
Since the film was produced, knowledge of the book interested me prior to viewing the 3D director's cut of this story. Still haven't seen the film, but the book doesn't disappoint as the listener must decide how much of this tale is a reality or an illusion. It's worth the journey regardless of the "truth" of the tale.
As a veteran of the Hollywood Hustle, Henry's detailed account of the "business" of the Business rings all too true for me. The back story often has little to do with the entertainment we experience on screen. As long as Johnny was the "Tonight Show" I watched it religiously...and I was rarely disappointed in its contents. This book is a "buddy" story told by a caring friend and former employee who honors the subject with his candor, and the accuracy of 20/20 hindsight. By the end of the book, you too will miss the King of night time television all over again.
The narrator managed all the voices, accents, and inflections very well. This is a slice of our history involving the abandoned children then and now---realistic without being offensive, the characters are well defined and each chapter ends with wanting to turn the page to see what happens to our heroine(s).
Language is rough, yet realistic in today's entertainment milieu--however, the story works so well, I'm giving this book to my grandchildren to educate them on others...sympathetically.
Laughter, tears, smiles and sighs occur during your listen to this continuation of what all pet lovers hope is true...the objects of our slavish devotion will return to us later in life, perhaps in a different breed, but their acceptance, their love of us continues through time until we join them on the other side of the rainbow bridge.
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