This was fascinating: A look into the interpersonal aspects of being, or having been, one of the most powerful people in the world.
The book covers Hoover through Obama, limiting the subject to interactions between the members. I found lots of insight into the persons, as opposed to the office. I've often thought that anybody who wanted the job of POTUS should automatically be disqualified from it on the basis if arrogance. But obviously, somebody has to do it. It's a job of superhuman requirements, being struggled with by people who are all too human.
I couldn't put this down, so I read it all too quick. I'll give it another listen and add more later.
but I really enjoyed this departure from Discworld. Instead we get to visit Charles Dickens' London, and meet the person who inspired the Artful Dodger. This author is so imaginitive, while creating characters you'd love to meet for lunch or a beer, that the only problem with his novels is that they have to come to an end. Whether you love Pratchett or haven't met him yet (there are only two groups), give this novel a try.
The narrative is convoluted and I could not follow it. Some of the author's self-revelatory anecdotes were interesting but many of them sounded like a scree from a benzedrine storyteller. I tried to listen all the way through, but had to switch it off for lack of interest.
The content of this book cries out for note-taking, underlining, and pauses for reflection. I wouldn't choose this in audible format again. It's not the fault of the narrator or Sun Tzu, it's just not good material to try to absorb solely by listening.
I read this book before I listened to it and the three voices of the women telling the story come through beautifully in both versions. The story is moving, funny, essentially American but in a larger sense essentially human, with all of our foibles, nobility, weakness and strength. Don't miss this one, it is a classic.
Humorous, imaginative, incredibly creative, these adjectives apply to all of the Disc World series, and "The Truth" is one of his best. This novel is about the invention of journalism in the city of Ankh Morepork. And, as the newspaper's slogan says "The truth shall make you fret."
Get this book.
Hanks and Colbert are charming, of course. The humor is right there, but more for kids, I think.
We all know the sexy bondage scenes were titillating, but the ending is really disappointing.
Funny and heartfelt, this very personal relationship between a woman and her dog follows them through meeting, training, certification and into the sunset. The author is funny, sincere, and conscientious about her career. Puzzle, the golden retriever, is a heroine of epic proportions, as are all working dogs. I found this work heartwarming and you will too.
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