The author spends a good chunk of each chapter recounting events for the previous 11 books or lying the groundwork for the next book. The story drags on in between.
I also had the feeling that Sookie's "voice" in the first person wasn't consistent with her "voice" in the other books.
This is the last novel-I'm sticking with True Blood.
I wish I had read this book before going to college where, in the throws of constant stress and laziness, I developed bad eating habits! Mom's, this is a great book for a teenage daughter leaving home for college/returning home from college/living on her own for the first time.
This isn't a diet book. This is a grown-up girl's guide to eating. Most of us aren't as lucky as Mireille Guiliano, who found a kind family doctor to help her reprogram her eating habits when she found herself over her ideal weight. Instead, most of us turn to the gym and dieting to quickly fix weeks/months/years of transgressions. This book offers a holistic approach to well-being and will help you form a new relationship with food.
If you know a graduate- gift wrap this book. If you know anyone in their 20's- this book is a MUST read. I came upon it in my 30's when our principal introduced "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids" to our school. I've now read it three times and I continue to learn new lessons. This book is a beautiful way to center yourself and hone in on what your want to stand for-your mission in life. Like a good parent, Stephen Covey coaches you to be your best self. If every child and adult practiced the habits in this book the world would be a better place.
Really, my friends, we are being SO duped by our kids at the dinner table. American kids can eat mushrooms and even have a taste for feta! At our table, we now compare the taste of the new food to a secure food. We talk about texture and flavor, and try everything once. Believe it or not this little bit of French coaching has helped. -Thanks for opening my eyes Pamela.
This book was a wonderful story about parenting (the author has a daughter and twin boys) and an interesting look at French culture and their early-education systems. The narrator was so talented at switching between French and English, that I was happy to have listened to this book on audio.
I knew I had to write a review when I realized that this is the parenting book that has most influenced me as a mother this year. Enjoy!
It would depend on the subject of the book.
It would depend on the subject of the audiobook.
Tina Fey was fine as a narrator.
This book read like a SNL episode: many topics-unrelated-most eliciting a chuckle.
I've read this book before. It was so powerful I wanted to revisit it's teachings again. The abridged version left much to be desired. I felt the potent message was lost. I'll have to dig out the book read it cover-to-cover over the summer.
Please ask the Covey Institute to record an unabridged version.
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