Powerful, tragic book. A very moving, educational book - a must-read for anyone wanting to understand more about this tragic illness. The only reason I withheld a star was because, like some other reviewers, I didn't care for the author's narration - I found it fake and the acting showed through.
Tragic and sad, at times, but also moving and inspiring. The individuals who narrated were excellent and truly brought the story alive for me. Just an great story about survival and helplessness and power - highly recommend!
I loved this book - I thought the Italy chapter was a bit slow but it makes sense in the end and you realize why she had to do what she did in each country in order to heal and grow. Not for everyone but it worked for me!
It was hard to imagine seeing our neighbor as a Millionaire before reading this book. Although I believe I do save enough for retirement, I still picked up great encouragement to do better. I played excellent Offense [could make a decent salary] but played terrible Defense [spend it if I have it]. From reading this book, I have put together a plan to be a millionaire in 14 years. Even if I do or don't make it, it's better to working at it with the tips given here!
I really enjoyed this book! It was full of life's lessons on how to live a full, quality life!
Al Franken's argument throughout the whole book is that if his 'team' can find one 'lie' in the conservative's group of arguments, we can throw out all of their arguments. Well, nice try, but, this way of going about it is the same bias that he declares he is against.
I believe he is at his best when he is talking about his humorous encounters with those with a conservative bent. But I hate it when a conservative, Ann Coulter for example, says that she liked Al when she meet him, and then he goes out of his way to talk trash about her.
Al Franken is at his best when he's doing humor. Since he's moved to be the spokesperson for the liberals, he really has strayed from what makes him funny. I hope he recognizes this and gets back to his earlier stuff that poked fun at all groups. It is extremely hard to take his serious points, seriously, when he doesn't take himself that way. We have enough Michael Moores and I hope he doesn't end up in that vein.
Good overall book. I expected more tips or tricks of the trade but the content did a good job of summarizing key points. The written book was more useful.
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