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So ignore the title! The book is about clutter in your house and your life and in the food you eat. Actually I have not finished listening to this one. I know about food clutter and am down 29 pounds on Nutri-System, so for the moment all my junk food proclivities are in check. After listening a bit, I realized I need to get "It's All Too Much" so I got that and listened to it and was immediately motivated to get rid of a lot of stuff. Peter asks questions that make a person say, Let it go! Yes, it all goes! Some of his other readers report losing weight while they were de-cluttering their homes! I had thought my French knitting books from the 70's were part of me. No. And the church organ music starting in the 50's and continuing into Spain and Germany. No. Not me anymore. I will not play for another wedding or church service! I will not be crocheting a bikini or knitting any baby clothes. Whee! Peter makes these decisions easy and leaves his clients and readers free to let in new kinds of life. Thanks, Peter!
Somehow I had expected this would be simply Tom Paine's writing, not a whole book about him. History, philosophy and politics are not my strengths, but I've lived long enough and traveled enough that I do care about these things. I found another audio book on the same topics, Founding Brothers, very difficult listening, although I believed it was well narrated. This book by contrast is almost suspenseful. The narrator reads with great understanding, but the book is written so as to be interesting. This author has an exciting mind!
Back in high school I didn't really get it about the deists. And who cared about the Louisiana Purchase? Paine was already trying to solve the problem of slavery, develop a plan for freed slaves. Paine even foresaw a need for a welfare system. Well, goodness! It's a most stimulating book. Educational, exciting, most worthwhile.
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