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Daphne

ROSEVILLE, CA, United States
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This is a graphic autobiography

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-19

I thought the author's use of words and language were excellent. I think she is a beautiful writer insofar as her use of words and construct of language are concerned. As for the content, it was not a very enjoyable read (listen). The story left me feeling bereft... sad for the author in many ways, yet also happy that she seems to have found a level of peace in her latter years. One very notable observation is that she seems to place a great deal of responsibility for her poor choices on her mother. Having never been a mother herself, I believe she is not capable of fully understanding her own mother. While placing a high degree of blame on her mother, she still managed to paint a picture of her mother that led me to believe her mother was actually a good person, a dedicated mother, and that she did the best she knew. I appreciate the author's willingness to be vulnerable, and do not want to cast any shame. I really hope she used fictitious names for the men she describes in such detail! I do not think there was one man in the book who was placed in a favorable light. All were narcissistic, calloused and utterly deprived of character. Overall, the book left me feeling hollow.

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  • Love Does
  • Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
  • By: Bob Goff
  • Narrated by: Bob Goff

Facilitates a Total Paradigm Shift

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-18

The book really caused me to refocus....to evaluate where my focus has been and to recognize that I can easily shift from focusing on the negative to focusing on the positive. In particular as it relates to my children, I was challenged by Bob and Sweet Maria to place the emphasis on loving well instead of on my "checklist" of things that need to be done or done better. Loved the book!

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Learned so Much!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-14

What did you love best about Infidel?

This book is captivating from the very beginning. I didn't want to stop listening. I learned so much about Islam that I never knew! The author's transparency is so refreshing in a world where most people hide behind veils of secrecy. The author's love for her father despite his absenteeism and her love for her mother despite her mother's constant abuse was very apparent throughout the book. I especially admire this author for her determination to reveal the truth about Islam to the civilized world. I know she is a declared atheist, but I am not. Therefore, I pray to God that He will draw her to Himself so she may know his endless mercy.