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Carmen

carmichael, CA, United States

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  • The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In the 21st century, a developmental phase of life is emerging as significant and distinct, capturing our interest, engaging our curiosity, and expanding our understanding of human potential and development. Demographers talk about this new chapter in life as characterized by people - those between ages 50 and 75 - who are considered "neither young nor old." In our "third chapters" we are beginning to redefine our views about the casualties and opportunities of aging.

    ahrosales says: "Great message but too much social science jargon"
    ""Disappointing""
    Overall

    Highly disappointed in this book. All people who are interviewed in the book are people who I and probably 90% of other readers will not identify with. Did Ms Lightfoot find these folks at the university or from Who's Who? All with advanced degrees, many who attended the fancy schools, high achievers with wonderful significant others who are now entering the third phase of life. Blah, blah, blah so unrealistic. I was so hoping that this book would be real and I could take away some ideas and insight to help with this next phase of my life.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • My Beloved World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sonia Sotomayor
    • Narrated By Rita Moreno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (607)
    Performance
    (519)
    Story
    (529)

    The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

    Jean says: "Overcoming proverty via education"
    "ยก Vaya Chica! You Go Girl!"
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    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up My Beloved World in three words, what would they be?

    Inspirational, wonderful, motivational Read a previous review that this book was "self-serving" so not true...great stories, heartfelt and I want all my great-nieces/nephews to read this book. We need more of these stories! As a hispanic women growing up during the same time, though in a different place, I could relate to the many situations and challenges. I am happy Sonia got some (as little as it was) guidance on where to apply to college. Life is a fine line. So very proud that Ms Sotomayor is a person to admire. Thank you for sharing your story.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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