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J. Daniel

California
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Cringe, Laugh, Hug Marc

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

Reviewed: 07-23-19

There are sparks of writing genius woven into some very cringe worthy tales. I got a lot of insight into what troubles Marc so and wished I could give him a hug on some of them.

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Lovely, silly, clever, and very literary

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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: 01-18-19

I adore the idea of a culture that has as much reverence for literature as we do for drugs and religion. Throw in a time hopping trans-dimensional supernatural detective mystery and you are in for quite a ride.

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Lyrical Silliness

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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: 11-02-18

Exquisitely distilled absurdities artfully expressed in languid English humor. Quantum interconnectedness exposed as wave functions collapse to create a surreal adventure. Narrated perfectly by the author, I can listen to this repeatedly as music. Don't play this back with acceleration. You will miss the pleasure of absorbing the tempo and timing.

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  • Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
  • A Sortabiography
  • By: Eric Idle
  • Narrated by: Eric Idle

Just hanging out with everyone famous in the 70s

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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: 10-15-18

A blessed life full of love and laughter. An exemplary life if kindness and openness well rewarded

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  • Emotions: An Owner's Manual
  • Harness the Power of Your Greatest Personal Resource for Life and Work
  • By: Joie Seldon
  • Narrated by: Joie Seldon

Everyone should be issued this book at birth!

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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: 09-12-18

Joie confesses to having had dreams of being an actress and her personal narration shows she has the talent. I think everyone will find some insight in this book that will improve their lives, but this should be required reading for parents. The benefit to your child (and you) will be immense! Imagine having a very articulate and kind way of explaining the emotions they are encountering. Get this book for your kids and download to their phones. All they need to do is to listen to one chapter and they will be hooked. Joie's nurturing and supportive character comes through and they will be drawn to having her teach them about how to accept themselves and enjoy the ups and downs of life. You will want to get the digital version too so you can the worksheets for the exercises.

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Life Changing

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

Be Warned this is totally woo-woo psychic channelling. That said, if you are ready to hear what is said, it will change your life!

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People are ignorant about how they think.

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

Reviewed: 12-27-17

Premise is that we are emotional decision makers that delude ourselves with rationalizations (that is a scientifically measurable fact). Scott describes how Trump had a mastery of manipulating that emotional calculus. I am unconvinced that Trump understands what he is doing at the intellectual level Adams does. I admit I have a California filter running. I appreciate Scott's taking the time to document all he's learned in a lifetime of study.

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Oh he got me!

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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: 12-02-17

Don't read this...Spoiler alert. He lies. made just about everything up! But the stories he's constructed! the masterful writing and outstanding performance make this a great work!

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Excellent story with plenty of laughs

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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: 08-26-17

Ended up binge listening to the last half. The names dropped are amazing and vital to the story.

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Comedy isn't pretty.

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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: 08-20-17

This is the story of how much hard work and perseverance is needed to be successful. In particular I enjoyed hearing the cast of characters that Steve met in the process. Gary Muledeer to Elvis. Quite a life.