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Victoria Penna

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  • Gumption

  • Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers
  • By: Nick Offerman
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,158
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,872
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,860

The star of Parks and Recreation and author of the New York Times best seller Paddle Your Own Canoe returns with a second book that humorously highlights 21 figures from our nation's history, from her inception to present day - Nick's personal pantheon of "great Americans".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was just ok

  • By Charlie Kapuscinski on 11-10-16

always amazing

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Reviewed: 07-14-18

Even being female, Nick Offerman is who I want to grow up to become. He and his fabulous wife inspire me to create and homestead, disconnect from technology when appropriate and to live the best wholesome life.

  • Women Who Love Too Much

  • When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change
  • By: Robin Norwood
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 655

Is having 'somebody to love' the most important thing in your life? Do you constantly believe that with 'the right man' you would no longer feel depressed or lonely? Are you bored with 'nice guys' who are open, honest, and dependable? If being in love means being in pain, this book was written for you. Therapist Robin Norwood describes loving too much as a pattern of thoughts and behavior, which certain women develop as a response to problems from childhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Offers recovery steps.

  • By sasha on 04-21-15

way more helpful than i thought it would be

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Reviewed: 02-15-17

i had no idea how much of an intrinsic problem it was for my whole perspective on relationships to be faulty. i recommend this book to anyone who tries so hard to be perfect for the man in your life and can never succeed. Who contines to try to fix an unfixable problem. Who tries to keep everyone happy in their life all of the time. This book helped me realize the patterns I have created and how to start acknowledging them and trying to get out of being stuck never being enough for someone else. good luck

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Power of Vulnerability

  • Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage
  • By: Brené Brown PhD
  • Narrated by: Brené Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24,402
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    5 out of 5 stars 21,696
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,446

On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The audio makes all the difference.

  • By Sadie on 09-14-13

spectacular

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Reviewed: 11-15-16

i will likely listen to this many times. it is so passionate and relevant to everyone. i have already recommended it to several people. she is amazing and i want to read all of her books now

  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,735
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,477

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Title misrepresents tone of content

  • By Matt on 07-29-14

funny and helpful

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Reviewed: 09-13-16

narrated well, funny. a little hard to get behind some of the motivational strategies, maybe I am just not ready. Very inspiring and makes me want to start my own business

  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Life (Revised and Expanded)

  • The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Lack of Focus, Anger, and Memory Problems
  • By: Daniel G. Amen M.D.
  • Narrated by: Daniel G. Amen M.D.
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 404

In this completely revised and updated edition of the breakthrough best seller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with. Renowned neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen includes cutting-edge research and the latest surprising, effective "brain prescriptions" that can help heal your brain and change your life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive - starts out much like an infomercial.

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-16-16

great listen! very well thought out

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Reviewed: 08-29-16

i am a medical provider and this information is very accurate and pertinent to people of any educational background. Very helpful for recognizing and changing thought patterns. Worth the read!

0 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Journey from Abandonment to Healing

  • Surviving Through and Recovering from the Five Stages That Accompany the Loss of Love
  • By: Susan Anderson
  • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

The Journey from Abandonment to Healing is designed to help all victims of emotional breakups-whether they are suffering from a recent loss or a lingering wound from the past; whether they are caught up in patterns that sabotage their own relationships or they are in a relationship where they no longer feel loved. From the first stunning blow to starting over, this book provides a complete program for abandonment recovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Book

  • By Dan on 03-16-16

must read for all divorce/separation

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Reviewed: 08-18-16

excellent, so helpful for working through such a tough time. i may actually read/listen to this again, which i never do.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Eat That Frog!

  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,458
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,489
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,418

There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list - and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task - but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I was a little disappointed

  • By Megan on 09-22-14
  • Eat That Frog!
  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy

things you know but aren't doing

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Reviewed: 05-23-16

I feel that this book bring to light a new perspective on how to execute the things we all know we should do. a good quick read!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful