The fact that there is very little in this book about James Madison. It's more a telling of the constitution from the Madisonian perspective. This book could have just as easily been a summary of Madison's policy perspectives in bullet form. The entire story of Madison's upbringing is basically one line: "Madison grew up in a wealthy family." That's it.
I don't know a thing about James Madison the man from reading this, and I'll have to find another source if I want to get any insight into the basis for his decision making.
I wouldn't have signed this book at all - or if I did, I would have changed the title to deemphasize the book's focus on Madison.
Absolutely painful to get through - I have two political science degrees and the Leviticus like nature of describing policy actions nearly caused me to fall asleep while driving down the road on at least a few occasions.
The last book I enjoyed this much was a "Choose Your Own Adventure" and I was seven. Most enjoyable book I've read in adulthood, by far.
The autistic sounding flight planner.
I never have, but I would honestly seek out books he's narrated after this.
A tale of survival, luck, and duct tape
Highly, highly recommend for science/aviation types.
Book was relevant in a general sense to most married men - some new ideas and ways of thinking about things, but much of what was written will be familiar to men who have been in relationship counseling beflre.
The section that covers treating your marriage like a job was most interesting - an interesting and useful framework for men who are occupation driven. Least interesting was perhaps the slights at feminism in the first half of the book - perhaps a bit of a stretch, as was the criticism of marriage counselors.
Good voice and tone - would have liked to have had some indication when the author was speaking in italics on behalf of an interviewee.
Not really - a few things made me think.
The author criticizes marital counseling, but then proceeds to make many of the same recommendations that you'll get in marriage counseling. The book has a few valuable nuggets, though - definitely worth a listen/read.
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