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  • The Coddling of the American Mind

  • How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
  • By: Jonathan Haidt, Greg Lukianoff
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,390
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,244
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231

The culture of “safety” and its intolerance of opposing viewpoints has left many young people anxious and unprepared for adult life. Lukianoff and Haidt offer a comprehensive set of reforms that will strengthen young people and institutions, allowing us all to reap the benefits of diversity, including viewpoint diversity. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what’s happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live and work and cooperate across party lines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enrich Understanding

  • By Lee Gilner on 09-22-18

Necessary homework for parents and educators

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Reviewed: 10-03-18

I'm a middle school art teacher and I found this book to be extremely insightful. I love my job and I am optimistic about young people, but I do struggle with a barrier that exists between my generation and theirs. This book examines that barrier as it eloquently describes the iGen and provides techniques for working on mental fitness. I highly expected a biased political tone from the authors but found the book to be quite fair and objective. If everyone had a firm grasp on the information presented here, we would have a better social climate and democracy.

  • I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had

  • My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High
  • By: Tony Danza
  • Narrated by: Tony Danza
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,006
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
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    4 out of 5 stars 909

Long before he starred on some of television’s most beloved and long-running series such as Taxi and Who’s the Boss? and went on to distinguish himself in a variety of film and stage roles, Tony Danza was a walking contradiction: an indifferent student who dreamed of being a teacher. Inspiring a classroom of students was an aspiration he put aside for decades until one day it seemed that the most meaningful thing he could do was give his dream a shot. What followed was a year spent teaching 10th-grade English at Northeast High - Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3,600 students....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I may be a little biased, but ....

  • By Sibine on 04-13-13

America needs to hear this.

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Reviewed: 03-04-18

I read this book in February. In my line of work, February is a dreaded month—I am a teacher. Mr. Danza explains in this book why February is such a dreaded month in education with his firsthand experience in public schools along with all of the stresses of the second semester from fighting, to snow days, to testing—I loved reading about a celebrity who could empathize with where I am in my career! My timing for reading this was perfect—I feel more motivated now to end my school year well while engaging the students. As a teacher, I found tons of helpful hints and reminders in the text, but as an American citizen my eyes were opened. Mr. Danza’s perspective offers an honest look at the greater issues of the American education system and why it should be of the utmost concern to everyone—even those who are privileged enough to send their students to private schools. This is a book for everyone—not just teachers.

  • Peggy and Me

  • By: Miranda Hart
  • Narrated by: Miranda Hart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
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    5 out of 5 stars 178
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

The hilarious and heartwarming account of Miranda and her life changing dog, the inimitable and most lovable Peggy. Hello dear audiobook browser and welcome to Peggy and Me. The story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise - fun) in the form of Peggy.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not A Comedy

  • By Sara on 10-07-16

Hilarious and Heartwarming

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Reviewed: 06-25-17

I may be a bit biased because I love Miranda Hart's TV program, but I will admit that I was hesitant to listen to this as I am... a cat person. Even after Miranda's cat vs. dog "interlude" that I very much disagreed with, I loved this story. Her anecdotes are hilarious with their junior high humor (I too cannot say the word "ball" without giggling) and their genuine honesty. I am so glad I chose the audiobook format for this read because 7+ hours of Miranda's voice was such a joy.