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  • Girl, Stop Apologizing (Audible Exclusive Edition)

  • A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals
  • By: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,624
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,790

Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough. In Girl, Stop Apologizing, number-one New York Times best-selling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people - whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Girl, you need to apologize!

  • By elizabeth on 03-13-19

Ugh, just another self-help guru making millions

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

I bought this audio book with no knowledge of who Rachel Hollis was but simply because the title made me laugh out loud and, perhaps more importantly, I wanted to know how to stop repeatedly apologizing, even when I had done nothing wrong. The book, however, does not address this issue. Rather, it launches into 8 hours of rah rah, you have potential, never mind that you are a mother, you can do anything, you, too, can make millions, and NEVER feel guilty. Perhaps most telling, she says "Reach for it. You can do as little as write poetry or as huge as starting a multi-million dollar company." Something very near that, anyway. That statement that the desire to write poetry is "little," I would suggest, some people might find rather astounding. The one simple fact that all motivational, prosperity preachers fail to mention (while they take their millions to the bank and not from any legitimate business to be sure) is that the U.S. economy is one of capitalism (just stating the obvious truth; don't go after me) which means that it is necessary to have millions of worker bees at relatively low salaries in order to enrich a few. Indeed, the average salary for a white female in the U.S. in 2017 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics was $41,000 (https://www.thebalancecareers.com/average-salary-information-for-us-workers-) while CNBC reported that most Americans believed that a million dollar a year salary was necessary to be "financially comfortable," at the same time that fewer than 10% of the American population actually made such a salary or higher (https://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/23/how-many-americans-are-millionaires.html). This book is a worthless piece of you know what.

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  • Rocks

  • My Life in and out of Aerosmith
  • By: Joe Perry, David Ritz
  • Narrated by: Joe Perry
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489

In Rocks, Joe Perry exposes his unrepentant, unbridled life as the lead guitarist of Aerosmith. He delves deep into his volatile, profound, and enduring relationship with singer Steve Tyler and reveals the real people behind the larger-than-life rock gods onstage. The nearly five-decade saga of Aerosmith is epic, at once a study in brotherhood and solitude that plays out on the killing fields of rock and roll.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the other side

  • By Bobo on 07-17-15

I'm disgusted.

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

The first quarter of this book is poetic, compelling and full of funny, sweet, difficult and interesting memories. The other three-quarters is a self-serving, name-dropping, Steven Tyler did this; Steven Tyler did that; bore of a narrative. I was going to listen to Tyler's book next, but I'm not going to bother. It will probably be more of the same. And worst of all is Perry's repeated down-playing of his addictions to prescription drugs. He says, "Well I never returned to hard drugs or alcohol. These were prescribed drugs in which I indulged." Omigod, if he thinks the rest of us are buying that, maybe he should start reading newspapers. The whole COUNTRY is strung out on prescription drugs and ODing on prescription drugs.. He never says the word "addict." Never once. Not worth a listen, a read and certainly not worth your money. I'm a huge Aerosmith fan and have been since their earliest days. I'll stick to the music. So often artistry comes from assholes …

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