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When Glennon writes a letter to her son about how she and her husband would deal with his coming out as gay ... if he ever did. The blog and letter was written when her son was 10 and probably not even sure what the future held. The blog Glennon writes speak to our hipocrasy about marriage, being Christian, loving all God's creatures no matter who they decide to love.
She dictates her own blog, and it feels like you are spending time with Glennon. It was a real treat.
I was really looking forward to listening this book, but the narration ruined it for me. Each sentence trailed off and I could not hear the last word or two ... of each sentence. It was very frustrating.
I listened to this audiobook and it was amazing. If you like the style of reporting commonly used by NPR, you will love it too. Not only did Alice Waters narrate a good portion of the book, but scores of others chimed in with their perspective and recollections. Music was carefully chosen to accompany the various segments. And the icing on the cake, was that this is a topic near and dear to me ... local foods over agri-business production of food. Local farmers, butchers, foragers, wine makers and more. This was delightful.
One of the premises of this book from the start is the notion that the Bible is infallible. I don't buy into that premise. I had to stop listening and wish I could get my money back. I should have done more research on the author before I downloaded this audio.
Fabulous book. I read Liar's Poker way back when and after seeing Michael Lewis' interview with Jon Stewart, I downloaded the book immediately. I was not disappointed. Michael manages to get more information than seems possible and then weaves a great narrative.
Am I furious at the subject matter, yes. Did Michael do us all a great service writing the tale ... he sure did.
I am 19 minutes away from the end of the book and I am so sad. I want to stay in Barbara Kingsolver's world on the farm and continue learning about eating locally and more responsibly. She is so skilled at expressing her thoughts and masterful at interweaving useful information for all of us.
I highly recommend this audio book. Yes, it is long but I did not even notice.
I enjoyed listening all 8 hours of it. I felt like Stephen King was in the car and I enjoyed hearing what fed his creative efforts. I liked hearing his pet peeves about writing too. I might like to pick up the book and reread that portion because I enjoy hearing people's suggestions for good writing.
This was so enjoyable I could not wait to get in my car each morning and evening. The authors voice is gentle and the subject matter right up my alley.
Maybe this book is easier to read than to listen to. I usually LOVE Marianne Williamson, but this was so difficult to listen to. She read so fast and it all sounded the same.
Maybe I will skim the book at the Library.
I recommend this book to everyone! While originally disappointed that Al Gore did not narrate this book, I did enjoy hearing Will Patton perform on the side of the good guy.
I am interested in seeing how this book brings Americans to action.
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