Learning about prison life from an educated woman who was years removed from her crime. It was almost as if the narrator was a regular person just thrown into a prison for a year and was asked to write a memoir about it. The social commentary is relatively brief. However, I believe that it is up to the reader to extract deeper meaning from the book.
Learning about the lack of humanity within the correctional system. Also, learning about the small moments of victories experienced by the inmates was fascinating.
I have not.
I was moved by the instances when the inmates would perform watered-down versions of social rituals. For example, the inmates version of Valentines' Day and Halloween.
It's a great audibook. I began to listen to the book again after I finished it the first time.
Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years
I have to admit the John Edwards narrative was quite entertaining.
When they talked about how the Clintons were operating behind the scenes.
It read like a good political drama-thriller. I couldn't put it down. I immediately started to replay it to listen to any things I may have missed the first time around.
Its in the top 7.
Might compare it with A Short History of Nearly Everything and Guns, Germs and Steel.
He adds humanity to all the technical jargon.
At times, but the information is very dense. So, you want to take it easy.
It was a pleasant surprise. It was a revelation to read about the transformation of modern medicine.
I liked learning all the behind info on Bin Laden's life, the rise of Al qaeda, learning about the rival groups and about the social-political environment that fueled Bin Laden and his cohort. Unfortunately, all the Arabic and South Asian names were hard to keep track of. My western ears had difficulty remembering which name belonged to which person.
I enjoyed learning about the transition Bin Laden had in his unfortunate life.
Sometimes I felt like I was listening to poetry vs book on the most wanted man/men in US history.
Its in the top tier of the many audiobooks I've listened to.
The stories of Hubbard and Miscavige were both fascinating to listen to.
Sometimes, the absurdities I heard made me burst out laughing. Many times I would just pause it and say something like, "Wow. I can't believe it. Did I just hear that? That's crazy!"
There are so many characters involved, so its hard to keep track of them. There are many stories that get revisited from different perspectives or to add new information. Its part of the appeal, but also makes it a bit challenging to keep up with everything. However, this book definitely has re-listen value to it. I know there are many things I missed. This is not due to the author. It is due to the complexity of Scientology. Indeed, the book tells the fascinating life stories of many people and simultaneously defines Scientology to the audience. It is a tall order for any author. I will listen to this one again.
The succinct and organized presentation of the mental health information. Furthermore, it is an excellent book that marries mental health disorders with specific medical treatments. This book has the added benefit of exploring the pros and cons of related medications used to treat a given disorder.
The DSM because there is much substantive overlap. However, Wegmann focuses on certain areas of the DSM and expands on them with information about medical treatments.
I reacted with amazement at some of the revelations.
I am licensed mental health practitioner. This book makes the information very accessible without diluting much of mental health's byzantine core elements.
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