The narrator's voice is very pleasant and easy to listen to. She delivered the author's message in a way that I felt the author's own voice and authority came through.
One of the most memorable moments was when I realized why I found raising my first born daughter so very challenging. On the continuum, I lean toward introversion. My daughter on the other hand is very extroverted. I wish I had known that way back then.
This book opened my eyes big time! It makes me happy to have this understanding of myself and others! There are very helpful suggestions for helping your children deal with whichever temperament they may have.
I used information I learned from this book today. Someone I like was pressuring me to support a candidate I like but did not have enough information on to make an informed decision to endorse. Because of reading this book, I was able to express the fact that I need more time to "mull over" a decision as important as that one and that I would get back to him in a few days. He didn't get mad or feel put off. I feel so good being armed with this new knowledge. I highly recommend this book to EVERYONE.
Learning information about wheat (so-called) that is new to me. I've removed wheat as much as possible from my diet to see what happens.
It opened my eyes about what is in our food...lots of "wheat"..... Parts of it cross the blood-brain barrier and head for the brain's morphine receptors? Wheat is addictive? Is this why when I follow a low carb/no carb diet I do not get hungry?
No. Except that I bought a hard copy for my daughter and mom-in-law.
I have listened to The Big Short at least 3 times since I downloaded it. Incredible story. Michael Lewis dissected the financial disaster and brought it to life for his readers. He follows the experience of actual players on Wall Street. He names names. The reader gets to experience what happened and how the players had their eyes opened to and profited from what happened on Wall Street. What actually happened is mind blowing. Very well written.
How Michael Lewis brought the main characters to life; he is an incredible writer and journalist. This story throws light on CDOs and CDSs and the groups that promoted them, who bought them, who shorted them. How the middlemen were profiting from both sides; in short, how the 2008 financial crisis came to be.
There are many. Perhaps:
Financial Coup and Death of the Republic
Greed: The Downfall of a Great Nation
Dumb and Dumber
Best book I've read all year. Will definitely buy more of Michale Lewis. Thank you!
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