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- A Portrait of My Father
- By: George W. Bush
- Narrated by: George W. Bush
- Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, has authored a personal biography of his father, George H. W. Bush, the 41st president. Forty-three men have served as president of the United States. Countless books have been written about them. But never before has a president told the story of his father, another president, through his own eyes and in his own words. A unique and intimate biography, the book covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush’s life and career.
Heartwarming and Honoring
- By Marie on 12-24-14
A book with bipartisan appeal
Regardless of your political beliefs (I admittedly don't share many with either President Bush), this book is guaranteed to leave you with heightened respect and admiration for President Bush (41) and a better understanding of the Bush family political dynasty. President Bush (43) does a good job of narrating his own work, making it easy enough to listen through.
The author does take a noticeable detour at some point to explain/defend his rationale for the Iraq War. I didn't knock a star off for it, but it probably shouldn't have made it into his father's biography (though it does tie in somewhat with the Gulf War segment).
You Look Like That Girl
- A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up
- By: Lisa Jakub
- Narrated by: Lisa Jakub
- Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
Lisa Jakub had what she was supposed to want: She was a working actor in Los Angeles. She had more than 40 movies and TV shows to her name. She had been in blockbusters like Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day. She walked the red carpet and lived in the house she had bought when she was 15. But something was missing. Passion. Purpose. Happiness. In this funny and insightful book, Lisa chronicles the adventures of growing up in the film industry and her difficult decision to leave behind the only life she had ever known.
Author opens up about life and living.
- By K. Burkhardt on 07-22-15
A moving story of self-discovery
I listened to this Audiobook on Day 2 of a four day road trip. I bought it mostly because I was curious to know what the author (Lisa Jakub) ended up doing after acting in some of my favorite childhood movies. What I didn't expect was a story full of introspection and a struggle that is utterly relatable, no matter your profession.
Pros: The pacing is on point, the story is interesting, and it's read by the author herself.
Cons: The book jumps around a bit at times, making it hard to follow/easy to get lost if you let it get away from you.