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  • Brunch Is Hell

  • How to Save the World by Throwing a Dinner Party
  • By: Brendan Francis Newnam, Rico Gagliano
  • Narrated by: Brendan Francis Newnam, Rico Gagliano
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

A call to arms against BRUNCH...and a how-to guide for fighting back, from the hosts of the hit podcast and public radio show The Dinner Party Download. Society is under threat. The culprit? Brunch. Not merely a forum for overpriced eggs, brunch is a leisure-time-squandering hellscape, embodying all that is soul-killing and alienating about modern life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well-written, informative, entertaining!

  • By Darryl W Jones on 05-02-18

Delicious

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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: 03-27-18

Why is this book so gratifying? I don’t know but I loved every minute. As sparkling as the best dinner party conversation I’ve had, this book is a favorite just as entertainment. Throw on that solid opinions about small talk and building a guest list and playlist etc, plus the stirring call-to-arms, I will listen again for sure and will try out the podcast. I did put some parts on stereo for my middle-schooler because the book is ingenious but tried to avoid the language and references to orgies.

  • Essentialism

  • The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  • By: Greg McKeown
  • Narrated by: Greg McKeown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,804
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,694

By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy - instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing - it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Multiple reads required

  • By Chris on 04-27-14

I didn't know I could like self-help this much

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-17

This book broke the mold for me. I am often attracted to several other genres before self-help. Lately I also like to hop from one book to another after three or four chapters. Not so with this book. I was hooked from the first time I started listening, was hungry to finish the entire time, and have already re-listened to two chapters. I am a disciple for life. I truly believe this book is for everyone, and that a listener will likely not know how badly she needs the book until she starts digesting its concepts. I cannot think of a book that has change my life more.