First, although I am familiar with him as a performer.
Kind of a rambling, incohesive group of essays ... So a sequel could only be more of the same.
If you're already a fan, you are used to Penn's squeaky, rushed, loud voice. If you've heard his rants before,this will be familiar, although boring at times. If you're looking for much connected to the TITLE, you'll be disappointed.
Unlike another reviewer, I wasn't bothered by the completely one-sided treatment of scientology. I expected that. I also learned many new things about the subject. I'm not sure that the book translates well to audio format, purely based on the bizarre nature of the text; lots of players, lots of moving parts, a timeline to keep in focus. I came away going, wow, that's weirder than I thought but retained little because ofthe density of facts.
I think the narrator did a good job, despite the text.
Not sure about this... Not really a plot-driven tale!
I chose it to read because I'm on a 12-months of "xyz"-kick right now ... but as a mother of young children, I bump up against this entitlement stuph on a regular basis. I found myself shouting YES!! to her philosophy and statements (after admitting to the error of her ways prior to the project) and cheering her and her family on throughout the book. I feel so strongly about the points and quality of this book that I am purchasing it for every member (40!) of my Mothers of PreSchoolers group this year!
when she recounts a friend's son putting in a sprinkler system himself (including research and purchasing), and when she had one (clueless) kid pump gas ...
there are 12 categories - I think my favorite 'scenes' are when she explains the different ways her different-personaly-ed crew handled the challenges.
give kids the tools, and step back. self-esteem is created when you give them the opportunities to succeed (and sometimes fail), not when you pave the way, fix the results, or prevent failure/experience altogether!
I think the author has a delivery which is better read than spoken. He knows he's funny, so he rushes through the funny lines .. they would be more effective in print than voice, or perhaps narrated by someone else.
Yes - I enjoyed the topic and the story.
Not terrible, so if his material was only available read by the author, I would consider it.
I enjoyed the book on the whole. I was a little disappointed with some of the lewd points of view of the author, but then again, that's real, that's him, so ... I wasn't offended just wasn't anticipating that type of commentary. (I suppose there was an assumption on my part that sex-talk wasn't going to enter into a book about what the author wanted to impart to his pre-born son). Anyway, decent "read".
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