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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry"

    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 26 mins
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    Neil deGrasse Tyson, a former star, amateur wrestler at Harvard who went on to become an award-winning astrophysicist, might be the most well-known science communicator in the United States since the late Carl Sagan. Tyson, who has served as the director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City since 1996, had published a dozen books prior to Astrophysics for People in a Hurry; all of them have been aimed at a popular audience. In spite of that, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is probably his most accessible and scaled-down work to date.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Meh.

    • By Joshua on 04-20-18

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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of Ashlee Vance's Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 29 mins
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    Musk was born in South Africa. His mother Maye, was a model, and his father Errol, was an electrical engineer. Musk had a difficult childhood, and was often bullied in school. His parents divorced when he was nine and he and his brother Kimbal, went to live with their father. Errol was a very unpleasant man, and treated the boys coldly and perhaps abusively. The trauma of his childhood may have affected Musk's need for validation, his obsessive work ethic, and his difficulty in communicating with others later in life.

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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success

    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 29 mins
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    Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success includes a summary of the book, review, analysis and key takeaways, and detailed "about the author" section.

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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of Carol S. Dweck's Mindset

    • The New Psychology of Success
    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Carol S. Dweck's Mindset: The New Psychology of Success includes a summary of the book, review, analysis, and key takeaways, and a detailed "about the author" section.

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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature

    • Why Violence Has Declined
    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined includes: a summary of the book; a review; analysis and key takeaways; and a detailed "About the Author" section.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Why do I feel like the narrator is talking down to me?

    • By earley bird on 10-04-18

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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of Robert Greene's 'The 48 Laws of Power'

    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 29 mins
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    p> The 48 Laws of Power, written by Robert Greene and published in 1998, claims to offer listeners the secrets to amassing power within the confines of contemporary society's rules, regulations, and norms. In the book's preface, Greene argues that, at least on the surface, the quest for power has been demonized, the end result of a culture that frowns upon those who seem too eager to get too far ahead in life.

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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of John M. Gottman and Nan Silver's The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 29 mins
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    PLEASE NOTE: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of John M. Gottman and Nan Silver's The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert includes a summary of the book, review, analysis and key takeaways, and detailed "About the Author" section.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible reader

    • By Lyn McFarland on 03-19-18

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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of Danny Meyer's Setting the Table

    • The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business
    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 24 mins
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    Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Danny Meyer's Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business includes a summary of the book, review, analysis and key takeaways, and a detailed "about the author" section.

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    • Summary and Analysis of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 38 mins
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    In order to bring its origin to light, Rebecca Skloot weaves together several narrative threads. One is primarily focused on Henrietta Lacks, the woman who, without her knowledge, became central to 20th century biomedical research. Another is the birth of modern biomedical research itself, and its roots in the American eugenics movement. Finally, there is the impact of this research, both of the Lacks Family and on society at large. Skloot divides the book into 3 parts: Life, Death, and Immortality.

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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of Melissa and Dallas Hartwig's The Whole30

    • The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Summary, Analysis, and Review of Melissa and Dallas Hartwig's The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom includes a summary of the book, review, analysis and key takeaways, and detailed "About the Author" section.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great summary!

    • By Wisdom Walker on 08-14-18

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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of Amor Towles' A Gentleman in Moscow

    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Guilboe
    • Length: 26 mins
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    A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, is a novel about Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, a Russian aristocrat who is condemned by Communists to spend the rest of his life confined in the Metropol, the capital's most glamorous hotel. The story opens on his trial in 1922, where he's shown leniency as a reward for having written a revolutionary poem that pre-dated the Russian Revolution. The only catch? If Rostov ever leaves the hotel, he will be executed.

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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy

    • A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis
    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 27 mins
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    J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy is a memoir about his life growing up in Ohio as the child of a working-class family with roots in Appalachia. Vance uses his experiences in a dysfunctional family to talk about the problems with what he calls hillbilly culture. He says that hillbilly culture is mired in laziness, drug use, and learned helplessness. Hillbillies claim to be committed to hard work, but Vance believes they actually refuse to work at available jobs, miring them in poverty.

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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of Lysa TerKeurst's Uninvited

    • Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 26 mins
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    Start Publishing Notes’ Summary, Analysis, and Review of Lysa TerKeurst's Uninvited includes a summary of the book, a review, analysis and key takeaways, and a detailed"about the author" section. Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely is an inspirational Christian book. Author Lysa TerKeurst discusses her own experiences with rejection, and urges listeners to turn to faith for comfort and love.

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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of Cal Newport's Deep Work

    • Rules for Success in a Distracted World
    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 25 mins
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    Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Cal Newport's Deep Work: Rules for Success in a Distracted World includes a summary of the book, review, analysis and key takeaways, and detailed "About the Author" section.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bleh...

    • By garyewebster on 05-22-18

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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of Colson Whitehead's, The Underground Railroad: A Novel

    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Ajarry, Cora's grandmother, was enslaved in Africa and shipped to America. She was sold many times before she ended up on the Randall plantation in Georgia, where she bore Cora's mother, Mabel. Mabel ran away from the plantation when Cora was 10, leaving the girl to fend for herself. Cora hated Mabel for leaving her. She never found out that Mabel had in fact only gotten a few miles from the plantation, and then decided to turn back, because she couldn't bear abandoning her child.

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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale'

    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 31 mins
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    In an alternative version of America, a neo-conservative, alt-right type terrorist group took over in a coup — they shot the President, machine-gunned Congress, got the army to declare a state of emergency, instituted martial law, suspended the Constitution, and instilled a totalitarian theocracy. Although this group claimed their taking over was only temporary, America became the Republic of Gilead.

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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of Michael Lewis's The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 33 mins
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    Please note: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Michael Lewis's The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds includes a summary of the book, review, analysis and key takeaways, and detailed "about the author" section.

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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of Doctors Henry Cloud and John Townsend's Boundaries

    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 25 mins
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    Start Publishing Notes’ Summary, Analysis, and Review of Doctors Henry Cloud and John Townsend’s Boundaries includes a summary of the book, a review, analysis and key takeaways, and a detailed "about the author" section. Boundaries is a self-help book with Christian inspirational components by doctors Henry Cloud and John Townsend, a pair of authors and psychologists in California.

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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of Trevor Noah's Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 26 mins
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    Born to a black mother and a white father in 1984, Noah and his family navigated many unusual challenges, on top of the usual hardships faced by black families in that time and place. Noah's parents, an African woman and a Swiss man, had an unusual relationship. They never married, and Noah isn't sure to what degree they were even romantically involved. (They were, at the very least, good friends). His mother was keen to have a child, and his father was to be a glorified sperm donor.

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    • Summary, Analysis, and Review of R. J. Palacio's Wonder

    • By: Start Publishing Notes
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Wonder, by R. J. Palacio, is a children's novel about a bright, kind, intuitive 10-year-old who has severe facial abnormalities. August "Auggie" Pullman was born with a rare genetic disorder. He has endured a lot in his short life, including 27 surgeries and the cruelty of strangers who recoil from his unusual appearance. But nothing could quite prepare him for the challenge he must now face: his first year of middle school.

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