Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari is a multifaceted review and analysis of the current understanding of human evolution and the forces behind major historical developments. This companion to Sapiens includes an overview of the book, important people, key takeaways, analysis of key takeaways, and much more.
"Decent review but I should have bought the book."
The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success is a self-help book by the publisher of SUCCESS magazine, Darren Hardy. It describes how small attitude and behavior adjustments, when applied with consistency, can result in significant life changes....
"Good for a beginner"
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself chronicles the spiritual journey an individual can take to explore consciousness, achieve enlightenment, and enjoy a happier and more fulfilled life. Listeners are encouraged to delve into the relationships they have formed with themselves, others, and the world around them. This companion to The Untethered Soul includes an overview of the book, important people, key takeaways, analysis of key takeaways, and more much more!
"This is not the book. Very good though!"
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, written by psychology researcher Carol S. Dweck, PhD, uncovers the differences between two core mind-sets: the fixed mind-set and the growth mind-set. Through analysis of research and real-life accounts, Dweck examines the two mind-sets and discusses why one, the growth mind-set, tends to lead to a more successful and fulfilling life. This companion to Mindset includes an overview of the book, important people, key takeaways, analysis of key takeaways, and much more.
"Good reviews of Mindset, a book, not outstanding."
Please note: This is a companion to the book and not the original book. The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II is primarily focused on the results of an enormous survey of diet and mortality that T. Colin Campbell conducted in 65 Chinese counties.This companion to The China Study includes: overview of the book; important people; key takeaways; analysis of key takeaways; and much more!
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey is a book about how to go from being debt ridden to financially secure....
The Millionaire Next Door is a book about US millionaires, including a discussion on how they got to be millionaires. The key finding that surprised the authors is that the majority of millionaires do not stand out. They live in modest homes in average neighborhoods, run blue-collar businesses, and do not spend money on flashy cars, watches, or jewelry. In fact, most of their neighbors have no idea they are millionaires....
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn explores the theory and practice of mindfulness meditation and demonstrates how it can be applied to anyone's daily life. This overview offers details on introductory and advanced techniques in mindfulness meditation....
Christiane Northrup, MD's Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being is a self-help book directed at older women, to whom she offers extensive advice on how to live an ageless life unbound by the cultural stereotypes of aging. This companion to Goddesses Never Age includes an overview of the book, important people, key takeaways, analysis of key takeaways, and much more.
Getting Things Done by David Allen is the revised second edition of a book on organization and productivity, which was originally published in 2001. Allen takes listeners through the implementation of his method for personal and professional productivity, beginning with the various messy piles of incomplete tasks many people have lying around. This companion to Getting Things Done includes an overview of the book, important people, key takeaways, analysis of key takeaways, and much more.
This Eureka Book of What to Expect When You're Expecting includes: an overview of the book, important people, key takeaways, analyses of key takeaways, and much more!
"WORST BOOK EVER!!!"
StrengthsFinder 2.0 is a book by author, researcher, and speaker Tom Rath. The book is a guide that helps listeners identify their natural talents so that they might develop their strengths in order to do their best each day. This companion to StrengthsFinder 2.0 includes an overview of the book, important people, key takeaways, analysis of key takeaways, and much more.
NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity seeks to unearth what autism is and why it remains a mystery. Hans Asperger, a researcher and pediatrician working at the University of Vienna, first identified the disorder as occurring in many different forms and severities on a spectrum and saw the link between autism and high intelligence in areas such as music and mathematics. He called his patients little professors....
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard (2010) is about how to bring about change in an organization. Its main focus is changing behavior by appealing to the rational and emotional sides of people's psyches. To generate change, authors Chip and Dan Heath believe a leader must connect with both sides, the rational and the emotional. This is because sometimes, one side can work against the other and sabotage successful change.
"presentation=dry ; analysis=clear & sufficient"
Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss by Joel Fuhrman, MD, is a book designed to help Americans achieve and sustain healthier lifestyles, particularly in terms of their eating habits. Although the United States is an educated and prosperous nation, Americans sometimes suffer terribly when it comes to their health. The incidences of heart disease and cancer continue to rise, and those who don't suffer early deaths from preventable diseases often live with chronic ailments like diabetes instead.
H is for Hawk is a memoir by Helen Macdonald. Macdonald had a lifelong fascination with birds of prey, especially falcons. The goshawk, a large, wild bird of prey, is well-known to bird enthusiasts as being the hardest to train. The audiobook summary tells of her efforts to train the bird and process her grief over the loss of her father. This companion to H is for Hawk includes a summary of the book, character analysis, a discussion on themes, and much more.
Codependent No More, by Melody Beattie, is a self-help book that explains codependency and how to overcome it. Originally published in 1986, it was written before codependency was fully acknowledged in the mental health profession....
Gary Taubes' Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It addresses the main culprit responsible for people putting on too much weight: carbohydrate consumption. It also suggests the way to slim down, which is to simply stop eating carbohydrates....
"Don't buy this"
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a self-help-style book about identifying one's strengths and weaknesses in various areas of emotional intelligence and providing tools for improving emotional intelligence skills. It's an expansion on the 2004 book The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book and is based on the authors' online Emotional Intelligence Appraisal....
"Not worth a credit"
Accidental Saints: Finding God in all the Wrong People by Nadia Bolz-Weber is a book about an unconventional pastor's journey through the peaks and valleys of life as a Christian. Nadia Bolz-Weber uses stories from her life and others' lives to convey messages about Christianity. The accounts deal with her own imperfections, how she tries to reach out to others in need, regardless of their background, and how others' love and wisdom have helped her become a better Christian....