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J.J. Kilroy

Dallas, TX USA
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The Uninhabitable Earth audiobook cover art

overwhelming alarmist tone

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

Reviewed: 05-30-19

The main content is overly dramatic and utilizes a calculated alarmist tone that may not achieve the desired result of political mobilization, but it may. and the bits on climate-culture lengthened this already bloated tome - it’s long. Regardless, I was inspired by the discussions on fiction during normative crises, and asceticism. The book seems like a well-rounded look at our future and possible extinction. Author is a Great reader. There is a silver lining at the end of the book, hang in there.

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Treat your ADHD and be a focused person

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

Outstanding guide for practicing focusing your mind. At the very end, there was some mystical content that is left over from tradition (so 4 stars) , but most of the book is secular with its feet on the ground. My practice of these techniques seems directly correlated with my own improved focus, clarity, mood, resilience, creativity, compassion (maybe), joy, and professional performance as an IT consultant (I make more money). I believe that Shimanta practice cured my lifelong depression. After 30 years of depression; starting in my teens, I haven’t been seriously depressed for 7 years. I intend to regularly re-read this book.

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