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iWant

My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler, Honest Life
Narrated by: Jane Velez-Mitchell
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
4 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In iWant, Jane Velez-Mitchell shares her candid and engaging story of the true adventure of her life, a journey of self-discovery that is still in full throttle. As she searches for the ultimate joy and freedom that come from living a compassionate life, she challenges all of us to learn from her examples and end destructive behaviors while embracing a meaningful existence alongside one another.

©2009 Jane Velez-Mitchell (P)2009 Health Communications, Inc.

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Exhausting

While I like Jane her television show even though she can be a little preachy, she takes it too the extreme in her narrative. I found listening to this book exhausting and could only take it in little doses. I admire her for dealing with her demons and overcoming many obstacles she has obviously had in her life. However, in this book, she becomes overly dictatorial as to what others should be doing about making our lives and the world better and how we can do it. This is not why I purchased the book. I purchased the book to understand her life and the path she has led to make her the journalist she is today. I have to say the book was disappointing.

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Excellent and inspiring

If you could sum up iWant in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring, motivating & interesting

What was one of the most memorable moments of iWant?

Actionable items we can take to make the world a better place while improving ourselves

Any additional comments?

A great read!!

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Disappointing

Biographical narrative not that interesting or unique, and author didn’t provide the depth and range of insights that gives books like this their value. Lots of cliches and superficial conclusions re “recovery.” Sounded more like an adolescent diary, filled with plenty of “I, me, my,” etc., along with preachy instructions. Also, author’s narration super off-putting ~ with EVERY SENTENCE delivered as if it were THE MOST IMPORTANT SENTENCE in the book! Exhausting; I felt like I was being yelled at throughout.

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Not really what I expected

What made the experience of listening to iWant the most enjoyable?

This was a biography of Jane focused on the character defects she was aware of in her life and how she overcame them. I enjoyed most of it, but I was particularly interested in the addiction areas of her life. She goes into a lot of detail about several other things that did not interest me.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would have rather heard the story of the specific area of her life as related to the addictions. I actually skipped some chapters that I was not interested in.

What about Jane Velez-Mitchell’s performance did you like?

I really enjoy when this type of book is read by the author. When she refers to