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NoCal Momma

Walnut Creek, CA
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  • Atomic Marriage

  • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Narrated by: Diane Lane
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9,688
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,745
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,715

All marriages are hard. Many of them fail. Brock Lewis, an evangelical businessman turned self-published author, has the answer. Follow his international bestselling book’s 12-point “Atomic Doctrine” - make eye contact with your spouse? Always! Use the bathroom in front of them? Never! - and you, too, can build a marriage that thrives.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • More BS making southerners seem inferior to “refined” Hollywood types

  • By Michael on 01-28-19

Dislike

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-19

Maybe I'd enjoy it if I could get past the first chapter but... I got too annoyed. Nothing interesting to me about a liberal book publisher trying to "enlighten and educate" a Christian. I wanted a novel, not Facebook-level opinions. Maybe I'll look for Theodore Dreiser on audio...

  • Differently Wired

  • Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World
  • By: Deborah Reber
  • Narrated by: Deborah Reber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 39

Today millions of kids are stuck in a world that doesn't respect, support, or embrace who they really are - these are what Deborah Reber is calling the “differently wired” kids, the one in five children with ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger’s, and other neurodifferences. Their challenges are many. But now there’s hope. Written by Deborah Reber, a best-selling author and mother in the midst of an eye-opening journey with her son who is twice exceptional (he has ADHD, Asperger’s, and is highly gifted), Differently Wired is a how-to, a manifesto, a book of wise advice, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most amazing parenting book I've read.

  • By LCP on 12-21-18

Disappointed

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-19

I don't believe schools need to be tailor-made or uniquely designed to the individual student; I think that sets up a philosophy of entitlement. Of course schools could do more to engage all kinds of learners who all deserve an engaging education. Then again that may absolutely be necessary in the case of autism. I was hoping for some advice that was actionable for our family but we do not deal with autism, so just not the right book for us.

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  • New Family Values

  • By: Andrew Solomon
  • Narrated by: Andrew Solomon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,480

Drawing on dozens of intimate audio interviews with families from all across the country, award-winning psychologist and writer Andrew Solomon redefines what it means to be an “ideal family” in America today. Solomon observes that America, led in large part by the women’s, civil rights, and gay rights movements, has undergone a radical social shift in the last few decades. Although the structure of family has changed, economic and legal structures lag behind and need to adapt to accommodate this explosive new reality.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult subject handled well.

  • By Michael on 12-21-18

Opened my mind

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

I bought this since I'd enjoyed "Far from the Tree"... This was an interesting "read" and broadened my perspective in many ways.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful