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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 98,573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85,979

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

Too many fucks

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

I thought it would help me with not giving a fuck about what people think of you, or about extended family; but it is more about not giving a fuck about material things, and too many "fucks" given it was hard to keep listening to the message when 1 sentence has 2 or 3 fucks, every other word is "fuck". It gets really annoying.

  • Going off Script

  • How I Survived a Crazy Childhood, Cancer, and Clooney's 32 On-Screen Rejections
  • By: Giuliana Rancic
  • Narrated by: Giuliana Rancic
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369

Giuliana Rancic is best known for interviewing A-listers on the red carpet and E! News, skewering their shocking style choices on Fashion Police, and giving viewers a front-row seat to her marriage and family life on her reality show, Giuliana & Bill. What fans may not know is that she learned English from Eddie Murphy, got her American citizenship so she could be a beauty queen, and used to have a bad habit of stealing cars for fun.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love G

  • By ... on 04-10-15

Same as reality show...

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

Reviewed: 11-21-15

I am a fan, but if you watched the reality that's pretty much it... Added some childhood memories that were enjoyable. At times it felt like Giuliana was full of herself, always pointing how she was always right or how she's above celebrities... I really wanted to like this book, but I found myself rolling my eyes with certain Diva-like comments when it was interview related stories, obviously I liked the already known story of IVF's, cancer etc. I cheered for you before and it's still inspiring but I guess I didn't want an exact description of each episode again... I have DVR... I was eager to finish the book only so I could review it...

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  • Talking to Crazy

  • How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life
  • By: Mark Goulston MD
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839

Let's face it: We all know people who are irrational. No matter how hard you try to reason with them, it never works. So what's the solution? How do you talk to someone who's out of control? What can you do with a boss who bullies, a spouse who yells, or a friend who frequently bursts into tears? In his book Just Listen, Mark Goulston shared his best-selling formula for getting through to the resistant people in your life. Now he brings his communication magic to the most difficult group of all - the downright irrational.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ready for my Crazies

  • By Cecilia on 11-01-15

Ready for my Crazies

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

Reviewed: 11-01-15

I loved the first chapters, some chapters didn't apply to the crazies in my life but it was still worth listening to, because you never know...

I was able to see so many characteristics in the people I know and they were all over the spectrum, the histrionic, the narcisistic, the dependent, the paranoid, the borderline and thank God no sociopathic... I very much enjoyed the labeling, hehehe specially when thinking about the inlaws and Thanksgiving, OMG that nailed it!!!but then the book gets deeper and makes you feel a little more empathic to some, I don't feel like I need to slap some reason into a particular friend, and I'm ready to say a definite goodbye to another.

Very liberating, I would highly recommend it.

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