Unlike some of the comments, I enjoyed the approach the author took with writing intersecting stories around a theme with different points of view. My only complaint is I found one of the narrators hard to understand -- kind of garbled diction. Sometimes he sounded like a drunk Borat. I would have preferred a native English speaker. Other than that, some really touching moments.
This needs a new title "201 Great Ideas to IMPROVE Your Small Business. I thought it was ideas FOR CREATING a small business. No. She goes on about hiring consultants, lawyers, etc.
Beware: This book is really dated and probably should have been revised. His initial chapters are fine, but then he gets into the "how to" stuff and makes references to fax machines and VCRs and seems to think that the world is still all about paper. It would be laughable if it wasn't so sad. And what's missing is how to organize anything in the digital age -- no discussion of cloud storage, etc., etc.
My daughter picked this out for our 8-hour car ride at Thanksgiving. She liked it. Kind of boring and obvious for me. Definitely not for mature adults. Not the charm of that Harry Potter had for adults. Dystopia = dyspepsia for adults. OMG.
Couldn't get past the first dozen chapters. The narration is really good, but the story is slow and the writing is monotonous. Bleech. Not my cup of tea.
and other Cato Institute crap, you'll love this. Lots of theory based around a lame story of three guys on an island. i.e. no references to the real world. They bill it as a fun, entertaining story. It's not. It's dull. I could only get through the first three chapters. Bleech.
For someone in healthcare, this was fascinating. Not just a story of the outbreak, but starts off with the background of where medicine was at during this time. Very disturbing that this could happen again.
I dug this. It's kind of a throw back, with a clear plot and easy to grasp characters. But if you enjoy anything mechanical and sailing, it's great. This would be a great book for an older guy who maybe doesn't read too much. The narration is top-notch.
Parts of it irritated me and his writing got a little monotonous at times, but later on found myself thinking back to it. So maybe that's the sign of a good novel. I wished the story had a few more twists in places, but I guess you can't demand that from a memoir. He lapses into a bit too much navel-gazing at times, but the ending is touching.
Like a lot of restaurant meals, this one was a little too rich and about third too big. OK, so you lived a wild life with apparently not one non-wacky characters. We get it. But there's not much of a big story there, is there? It's a lot of coked-up sound, New Yorky self-aggrandizing. The descriptions are fun and funny at times, but I had enough before it was half done.
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