Jakusho Kwong-roshi brings humor, compassion and clear explanations to some Zen concepts that had previously evaded me. I listen to certain sections over and over, it's like peeling an onion - the layers fall away to reveal a new more fascinating layer and a deeper understanding.
One of the treasures in my library, now and for many lifetimes to come!
By all reasonable standards, Louie Zamperini should not be alive. The fact that he is still traveling and speaking in public at the age of 94 is remarkable.
Truth is indeed stranger than fiction. If this was a novel you would call it unbelievable and cast it aside.
An amazing story of a remarkable life and the triumph of the human spirit over seemingly unbeatable odds.
Walter Isaacson has written a fascinating book. Sometimes painful, sometimes inspiring. It's a magnificent account of the complex character that was Steve Jobs. That it should be published now is bitter sweet. Steve didn't want to read it but knew that it had to be written.
My only complaint is the narration. Dylan Baker is unable to correctly pronounce such common words as "entrepreneur" and place names such as "Palo Alto". I also felt that his interpretation of some of the actual quotes was lacking in the manner in which he places emphasis on certain words. In English, the nuances of the language can change the meaning of the communication and the intent of the speaker. I think that the narration failed to do justice to the content.
However, overall, it's a great piece of work. I'm sure that Steve - in his next incarnation - will read it someday and perhaps be a more compassionate human being, without losing any of his genius.
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