It was what we call in India 'time pass' reading.. no classic but easy to get through. I found the Iran bit too short and the US bit too long. The North Korean part was great ....
Gave a good insight of a champion. I could see the effort that goes into making a champion. Also he loved his journey unlike Andre Agassi which is also inspiring.
I thought I would get a book on the human side of Jesus but all I got was how the bible is historically inaccurate. It did not add anything to my understanding of Jesus as a human being though this is what the author says he set out to explain.
It was an absorbing story and kept me guessing till the end. But I did not like the ending. Was not satisfying after investing so much emotion into the audiobook!!
Most outrageous life Ive heard so far. His struggle days were inspiring. But his downward spiral from the early 90s was too much!! At one point, the only thing he seemed to be doing were drugs and women. After being blessed to get out of the ghetto, how could he screw up so badly!!
Mike Tyson of course, outrageous and interesting always.
I was stunned most of the time. I was like... does this really happen !!
Cautionary tale on how not to screw your life!!
It was a very heartwarming story. I loved the fact that he loves his family. Was tired of dysfunctional family and abusive parent stories of so many celebrities. Though very American in his experiences, I found myself absorbed.
His start in the stand up business...
Ive watched his movies and his autobiography was what I expected..
I laughed out loud many times....
Was great fun. I found his experiences to be very interesting and found his outlook to life refreshing.
His teenage years and his start in the standup circuit....
I started following Michael Mcintyre after this performance.
Laugh out loud !!
Ive recently been hearing a lot of the autobiographies of stand up comedians like Billy Crystal and Michael Macintyre though Im not very familiar with their work. I like listening to their take of life. They seem to see the lighter side of life. I also felt their experiences to be universal. However with Jennifer Saunders I just could not identify with any of her experiences. I guess a working knowledge of her work or being British would help.
The book is really dark with depressing characters. Nothing good happens to any of them. However if you can accept the dark and depressing theme, the book is quite good and engaging. It keeps you guessing till the end. The way the plot is unfolded is intriguing. Though I did feel a bit depressed at times, at the end of the book I was glad I heard it.
Ive heard a lot of books on the 2008 meltdown, on Bernie Madoff, Lehman Bros etc. So maybe Im already a bit jaded by this genre. This book didnt say anything new. Its the usual story of Wall Street greed. I actually liked the fist part of the book. It gave me a good insight on working life on Wall Street.
Really enjoyed it on the first hearing. Loved it on the second. My favourite piece was Tex Hooper.....
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