The author was arrogant and inferred that only he and a few select intellects have figured out the meaning of life and the rest of us just don't get it.
He could have presented his theories in an hour or less.
Anyone but David Chandler. He contributed to making me think the author was arrogant.
He could have summed it up in two words - stuff happens.
Worst book I've listened to yet.
This entire book could have been summed up in a short narrative. If you suffer from ADD - then this book might have had more meaning.
I could never find time to meditate and always felt guilty. His meditations are short and so relaxing. I bookmarked them all so that I could easily listen to them. The reader has the most peaceful voice.
Just loved all of the meditations and techniques for being mindful.
Jon is very funny and does a fabulous job of giving you an inside look at the psychology industry. He makes the characters very real. I also love how he kept worrying that he possessed some of the 20 traits.
Kept wondering if Tony was a psychopath.
Never listened, but I plan to purchase Men who Stare at Goats.
Not an extreme reaction, but he did make me giggle quite often.
I did have to slow the Audible pace a bit, as in the beginning I had trouble understanding Jon's heavy British accent.
There just wasn't any new or insightful information in this book.
The book just ends.
Pleasant, nice inflection
Nothing - I already do all of the things she recommended.
I like the concept and I have enjoyed the fast writing sessions, however, he could have explained everythink in an hour.
Not likely. He tries to make an essay into a book.
Yes, luckily it was already fairly short. He takes too long to get to a point.
While I buy the whole wheat is bad for you thing - he wants you to believe that pretty much every starch is evil.
I'm listening to Being Wrong now and thoroughly enjoying it.
He could have sounded less gruff.
I agreed with the author that people are eating way too much wheat, and I even believe it when he talked about the genetically altered wheat of today being bad for us. I just don't believe anyone can follow such a strict diet and this type of extremism creates a diet that is impossible to follow.
I like the idea of eating mostly whole foods, but he went into so much detail that only a chemist would understand.
He could have presented relevant information.
No, Your Brain at Work was excellent and took an entirely different approach. I just couldn't finish Your Brain at Work because of an Audible error.
He was very annoying
His ideas are no longer relevant for our paperless work environments.
I've actually never "read" anything by Gladwell, but I've listened to four of his books. Gladwell reads his books as if he is humbly inviting you to share his ideas. I've learned so much about human and social behavior.
Gives me hope that there are cures for cancer and other diseases that are so close to being discovered.
I haven't really read anything like it.
No - but it did give me hope.
I recommend this book to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer.
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