Jon D'Alessandro

Georgetown, Ontario Canada
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  • So You Want to Start a Brewery?

  • The Lagunitas Story
  • By: Tony Magee
  • Narrated by: Brett Barry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770

So You Want to Start a Brewery? is the first-person account of Tony Magee's gut-wrenching challenges and heart-warming successes in founding Lagunitas Brewing Company. In just 20 years, the company has grown from a seat-of-the-pants, one-man operation to be the fifth largest--and the fastest growing--craft brewer in the United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I did not even like beer before I read this book!

  • By D. Bessire on 09-18-15

Inspiring. Went for a ride with Tony

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Reviewed: 11-29-16

Thoroughly enjoyable, funny anecdotes and so many pearls of wisdom for anyone who's ever fantasized about running a brewery. I didn't know who Tony or Lagunitas were before this book, and now I'm a devoted fan.

  • The Reason I Jump

  • The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
  • By: Naoki Higashida
  • Narrated by: Tom Picasso
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,912
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,686
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,692

Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, The Reason I Jumpis a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful but left me skeptical

  • By JoAnn on 06-25-14

Touching and insightful

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Reviewed: 10-26-13

What did you love best about The Reason I Jump?

As the parent of a severely autistic 20 year old, I found this book to be very insightful, inspiring and touching.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Naoki, of course.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

I love the introduction too. Any one with autism in their lives will relate!

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