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Selma Blair gave life to Anne Frank in a way that just reading the book myself might not have.
I was engrossed from the very beginning and couldn't stop listening while I worked in my studio. The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank, was so open and raw. As fate would have it, Anne received a diary for her birthday and began writing just before her family went into hiding. As the years progressed in the secret annex, so did Anne's wisdom -- far above her age. Her perspective on the war, the atrocities of human suffering, and the depth of her appreciation of those who helped her family were so moving. She rarely complained about being bored and tried to keep a positive attitude. In the end, her ideas on peace and war seem so simple, yet so true. What really struck me though, was a few of her comments about why she was writing the diary... no one would ever read it... its boring... it will never amount to anything. When in reality, her words have touched millions of people the world over. If she only knew... if she only knew.
Selma Blair did a fabulous job portraying the words and feelings of Anne Frank. She was amazing!!
I don't think anyone could read/listen to this book and not have an extreme reaction. The horrific time in our history is just that... horrific, but needs to be shared.
I do think I would listen to Daring Greatly again -- it is kind of a pep-talk sort of book and we all need a pep talk once in a while!
Anything by Tony Robbins, maybe.
I would rather have listened to Brene Brown read her own book.
I enjoyed learning the research behind extroverts and introverts and the way in which they are perceived and viewed in the world.
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