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Adam

Orlando, FL, USA | Member Since 2003

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  • You're Good Enough, You're Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like You!

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Al Franken
    • Narrated By Al Franken
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    From Stuart Smalley come calming visualizations that will take you to a safe and healing place...except for a few wrong turns along the way. Al Franken brought Stuart Smalley to prominence on Saturday Night Live, and although Stuart's not perfect (and that's okay), he offers a healing journey through the Dysfunctional Forest and other guided visualizations.

    Jennifer says: "Whoops -- I am misleading you"
    "Very Funny"
    Overall

    If you enjoy listening to the audio books in the Self Development section in Audible, you will love this spoof of the topic by Al Franken. I also recommend the movie "Stuart Saves His Family." I actually purchased the CD when it first came out over ten years ago. I lost my copy and found it was no longer in print. I am very happy that Audible brought it back. Very funny and definitely worth the money.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Michael Masterson
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (131)

    If you had the opportunity to work where, when, and with whom you wanted - all while getting paid very well - would you take it? Self-made multimillionaire and best-selling author Michael Masterson did, and with Ready, Fire, Aim he'll show you how to do the same.

    Adam says: "Best Business Book in a Long Time"
    "Best Business Book in a Long Time"
    Overall

    This is one of the best business books I have read in a long time. It is imminently practical and based on common sense. In a nutshell, the book discusses the importance of taking action but intelligent action) and accelerating failures. As an attorney, I have seen so many people spend all their focus on creating corporations, printing business cards, creating expensive web sites, hiring 'branding experts' and marketing consultants, all before they make their first sale. Most successful entrepreneurs take a more action oriented approach where they first get some business in the door and then worry about improving things. I highly recommend the book.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Delivered From Distraction: Get the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey
    • Narrated By Dan Cashman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (711)
    Performance
    (289)
    Story
    (288)

    In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder, all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated.

    Lincoln says: "Excellent Book on ADD"
    "Absolutely Fantastic"
    Overall

    As an adult with ADD with three children who have inherited this trait, I found this to be the best book I have ever read on the subject. The author provides numerous resources and has a positive and unique way of viewing ADD. Practically all of the other books I have read on ADD spend 95% of the book defining the "problem" and 5% on so called solutions like "add structure to your life." This book gives practical advice which would benefit even those without ADD. Thank you for writing this excellent book Dr. Hallowell and Dr. Ratey.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • The Progress Paradox: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gregg Easterbrook
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    In The Progress Paradox, Gregg Easterbrook draws upon three decades of wide-ranging research and thinking to make the persuasive assertion that almost all aspects of Western life have vastly improved in the past century; and yet today, most men and women feel less happy than in previous generations. Why this is so and what we should do about it is the subject of this book.

    Eric says: "Don't let the extremists stop you."
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    While I think Easterbrook has some valid points, they are sandwhiched between so much personal bias, that the book is hard to stomach. The personal bias is so strong in points that you have to question the validity of the information presented as "facts." I would not waste my time and money on this one.

    16 of 37 people found this review helpful
  • All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: 15th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Robert Fulghum
    • Narrated By Robert Fulghum
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    Fifteen years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. Now, seven million copies later, Fulghum returns to the book that was embraced around the world.

    Adam says: "Absolutely Wonderful"
    "Absolutely Wonderful"
    Overall

    I have never written a review before (have been an audible subscriber for over a year), however, I had to take the time to recommend this book to others. It is a compilation of wonderful stories that will make you laugh, smile, cry, cheer, and just be glad your alive. It is not over done, preachy, or syrupy. I listened to it on a recent trip and it made me reassess all that is good in my life. I guarantee the stories will be remembered for years.

    21 of 23 people found this review helpful

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