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  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91,376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90,876

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Makes sense

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-16

The only self help book that ever made sense to me. Good if you don't like b.s., and just want to hear some unfiltered truth. It's a good read if you are serious about changing your life for the better. I plan on listening to this again. I would recommend this to anyone who is at a cross roads in life, and is feeling lost. Ultimately this book helps you to figure out what is important to you, and to start living. It is probably the only self help book that I feel made an impact on my life for the better.

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  • Why Diets Make Us Fat

  • The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss
  • By: Sandra Aamodt
  • Narrated by: Sandra Aamodt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

If dieting makes us fat, what should we do instead to stay healthy and reduce the risks of diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-related conditions? With clarity and candor, Aamodt makes a spirited case for abandoning diets in favor of behaviors that will truly improve and extend our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I've read on health ever

  • By Alison on 11-17-16

First half of book is a downer

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-16

The author spends all but the last 2 chapters making you depressed. I actually ended my diet and exercise routine half way through this book because the author made me feel hopeless. The last two chapters, however, where excellent and changed my perspective a lot. I started eating healthy and exercising again once I finished the book. I would suggest only reading the first two chapters and the last two chapters. The rest is just too much doom and gloom as the author over states their point.

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  • Ishmael

  • An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
  • By: Daniel Quinn
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,877

Ishmael is an utterly unique and captivating spiritual adventure which redefines what it is to be human. We are introduced to Ishmael, a creature of immense wisdom. He has a story to tell, one that no human being has ever heard before. It is the story of man's place in the grand scheme, and it begins at the birth of time. This history of the world has never appeared in any schoolbook. "Does the earth belong to man?" Ishmael asks. "Or does man belong to the earth?"

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unabridged PLEASE!

  • By Eric on 01-12-08

Unique

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

Reviewed: 05-16-16

Interesting book, mixing science, religion, history, and philosophy to tell a story that is more than about man, and more than about gorilla. To try to describe this book to someone who is unfamiliar with it is rather difficult. It is the sort of book that sticks with you, and changes you.

  • A Little History of Philosophy

  • By: Nigel Warburton
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,787
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769

Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good summary view

  • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 04-25-16

Excellent introduction to Philosophy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-16

This book reminded me of some of the more interesting class discussions from when I was in college.

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