One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.
Wow! Trevor Noah is an amazing story teller. What an incredible journey, I could not stop listening. I absolutely enjoyed every word of it! I loved how honest Trevor was in telling his story and taking you down memory lane of his childhood and life story. I have recommend this book to all of my friends and family members!
Did you know, for example, that people who were born on March 4 in leap years or March 5 in common years are not only people-pendulums subject to fluctuations, but also are real sexual maniacs? Did you know that people who were born on March 9 of leap years or March 10 of common years are like giant ovens: they diligently study various philosophical, religious, psychological, scientific, and cultural systems only in order to "burn" it all later, saying: "This is nonsense"? Also, did you know that they can bring anyone to the state of alcoholism?
INSERT UNHAPPY FACE: You know that feeling you get after you realize you've just been scammed and taken for your money, that's how I feel right now. Two full hours of how we're all robots being controlled. Throughout the book they are constantly referring to the Catalog of human population, in which if you go to their website you have to pay money to find out any information about. I'm talking about paying THOUSANDS of dollars to find out horoscope-like information. When they finally did start talking about March birthdays they oddly skipped around dates and constantly mentioned how this was a short description and would refer you to the Catalog of human population. They kept using examples from other months to fill the pages of their book, which leads me to believe they didn't have a lot of information on March birthdays to begin with. Also every time something new was discussed it was brought up how this was not the book that they are going to talk about this in. I think their goal was to use certain language and confuse you enough that you don't question what they are saying because you don't even know where to begin.
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For fans of Tina Fey and David Sedaris - Internet star Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, makes her literary debut. Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives - the ones we'd like to pretend never happened - are in fact the ones that define us. In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor.
Jenny Lawson is hilarious! Listening to this audiobook allowed me to reflect and find comfort in my own abnormal childhood growing up. It reminds me to not always take life so seriously, you can laugh at things along the way and it will make life so much more enjoyable. Thank you Jenny Lawson for sharing your story with the world!
Put a stop to self-sabotage and overcome your fears so that you can gain the confidence you need to reach your goals and become your own best friend. Too many people seem to believe that they are not allowed to put themselves first or go after their own dreams out of fear of being selfish or sacrificing others' needs. The Self-Love Experiment rectifies this problem. Whether you want to achieve weight loss, land your dream job, find your soul mate, or get out of debt, it all comes back to self-love and accepting yourself first.
Shannon Kaiser has an amazing voice and a wonderful way of telling her story. She is honest, she is open and she makes you believe that self-love can happen for you too. I am so excited and have already started my journey of self-love with Shannon's powerful message.
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As the only African-American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has made history. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, anxious 13-year-old to become a groundbreaking ballerina. Life in Motion is a story of passion and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.
I very much enjoyed how open and honest Misty was with her life story. She does not run away from her past, she embraces it. Her story makes you feel like you can achieve great things too! This really was for the little brown girls, it caused me to deeply reflect on my own childhood. Going through the journey of Misty's own life she now feels like a close friend.
Peyton, Sydney's charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion's share of their parents' attention and - lately - concern. When Peyton's increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. ?
Sarah Dessen is my favorite author of all time! I really enjoyed the journey of all the characters in this book. I hope Sarah Dessen continues to write amazing stories.
Power is one of the central issues in our lives. From work to personal relationships, the struggle for power plays a pivotal role and, more often than not, prevents us from attaining freedom and happiness. The bottom-line mentality in our culture seeps unnoticed into every other part of our lives. Thich Nhat Hanh illustrates how our current understanding of power leads us on a never-ending search for external markers like job title or salary.
This book was fantastic. I'm so happy I listened to it and took all the wisdom I could from it.
Dr. Wes Crenshaw offers thirteen principles for successful living with ADD and ADHD drawn from twenty-two years of experience and 23,000 hours of clinical discussions with hundreds of interesting clients. Written in an entertaining, conversational style for readers aged fifteen to thirty, Dr. Wes pulls no punches in confronting the cognitive, social, emotional, and academic pitfalls people with ADD face every day.
This book is great for those who think they might have ADD/ADHD. For anybody questioning if this could be them listening to the different stories of people in this book who do have ADD/ADHD will give you a much clearer idea of what it is like and allows you to question your own behavior.
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The B!tch is back…and she's brought The Grit Doctor along for the ride. What’s in your handbag? To-do lists scrawled on the back of receipts? An unpaid bill? Half a chocolate bar, covered in fluff? Is your handbag a metaphor for the rest of your life? Has becoming a capable, poised grown-up turned out to be more complicated than you imagined? If you answered yes to any of these questions, and if you're tired of the crappy stuff in life grinding you down, then it's time to stop whining and Get Your Sh!t Together.
This book has really motivated me to get started with my life! I've waisted so much time but not anymore. I am more motivated than ever to take the first steps in accomplishing my goals.
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The megatalented creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder chronicles how saying yes for one year changed her life - and how it can change yours, too.
This book is a must read for anybody who wants to change their life around. Spoken with such emotion that truly brings this book to life. This book has breath new life into me and has allowed me to examine my life on a much more personal level.