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  • The Color of Water

  • A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
  • By: James McBride
  • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson, Susan Denaker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736

Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut, The Color Of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Michael on 05-30-17

What an excellent story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-18

Made me laugh, made me think, made me cry all the best things good books are made of. I finished the whole thing in less than 5 days.
Really eye opening in so many ways as well. Highly recommend it.

  • Big Potential

  • How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being
  • By: Shawn Achor
  • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355

In a world that thrives on competition and individual achievement, we are measuring and pursuing potential all wrong. By pursuing success in isolation - pushing others away as we push ourselves too hard - we are not just limiting our potential, we are becoming more stressed and disconnected than ever. In his highly anticipated follow-up to The Happiness Advantage, Achor reveals a better approach. Drawing on his work in 50 countries, he shows that success and happiness are not competitive sports.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring and empowering!

  • By Carolyn Wiezorek on 02-11-18

Loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Such life changing stuff in here. I feel like this book should be required for any human that has contact with the general public.
I loved how the stories backed up research. I would have given all 5 stars be he goes so dang fast at some points I missed what he was saying. I did enjoy it overall though.

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