I've been staring at the computer screen for about 10 minutes now, trying to start this review, and having no idea how to do so. I just can't make the words come out, and writing the review terrifies me, and makes me feel a little ill. You see, I didn't buy, or read this book because I know the author or her work. I did both because the content sounded interesting, and because I needed my next big review. Yes, I read this book so I could review it, which is where the ill part enters. I.... (More)
If you’re a white suburban mom just getting into self help, this is perfect. With someone dealing with MDD, ADHD, anxiety, and PTSD this book gave me like 2 skills I can use while the remaining pages talked about the author’s privledged life experiences in an attempt to relate to the reader. While I appreciate the attempt, I would also like a more comparable experience to feeling out of place than when she met Oprah, maybe try a more relatable touch that isn’t something most of us can’t.... (More)
This is great retrospection on media and events from early 2015 till almost the end of 2017. Mark Dice is pretty sane and sharp guy with healthy overdose of humor. His channel went from pretty much digging around various conspiracy theories into society and cultural criticism and finally with election season of 2016 he found great success as a news presenter and commentator. I have noticed work of Mark Dice few years ago when he was walking around collecting signatures to repeal 'Bill of.... (More)
I'd like to say up front here that this is one of those reviews where I am struggling so hard to put thoughts into words, because of how many thoughts I have, and how difficult it is for me to express them. I grew up as a staunch Republican in rural Idaho, and never really came into contact with anything that challenged my beliefs. I graduated high school in 2000, worked a few jobs here and there, still in rural Idaho, and then after 9/11 I joined the military, where I was surrounded by many.... (More)
11/28/2012: revised to reduce annoying CAPS, and add explanatory notes
This is the deepest and most profound book I've ever read. And I have a ridiculously large collection of books.
It also contains breathtaking concepts, that resonate with the simple, ironic beauty characteristic of profound universal truth. Even the physicists, cosmologists, mathematicians have remarked they use the same criteria of beauty and elegance as a helpful evaluation to help vet new candidate laws of nature.
Oprah and Friends" to teach course on New Age Christ
Jesus Christ being reinvented, redefined, and blasphemed and, this false New- Age Christ teaching is about to make huge inroads into the world, with the help of the queen of television talk shows, Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah Winfrey, beginning January 1, 2008, on her daily radio program will offer a year-long course on the New Age Christ , in a lesson a day and completely cover the 365 lessons from the Course in Miracles "Workbook."
Listeners will.... (More)
This book was fantastic and extremely organized. The author starts the book by giving the reader a background on who he is and how he arrived at the principals that were outlined. This part of the book is good for anyone that's not familiar with the author's backstory. It was somewhat astounding to learn that Mr. Dalio was literally broke in 1982 and has come-back to build a 150 billion dollar hedge fund.
In the second part of the book, the author gets into the stuff that's incredibly.... (More)
Successful people tend to believe they are successful because they won the meritocracy race...they did it better, and invested more, than those who failed. They assume that the playing field is level. This author definitely has phenomenal points, and those who have figured out how to lead effectively will likely find most in this book relatable. The one thing that isn’t addressed, that most effective leaders possess, is informed instinct. I’m convinced that it is informed instinct that.... (More)
Murray frames the moral dilemma facing the west through a quote from the prophetic 1973 book The Camp of the Saints. Author Jean Raspail saw ‘A million poor wretches, armed only with their weakness and their numbers, overwhelmed by misery, encumbered with starving brown and black children, ready to disembark on our soil, the vanguard of the multitudes pressing hard against every part of the tired and overfed West. I literally saw them, saw the major problem they presented, a problem.... (More)
European suicide: An interesting piece on the future of Europe in Europe. Poignant and ironic at times. Worth reading at several points. While we may find it wandering and lacking a clear political analysis, it does make a good case for the question, "Is Europe post WWII, suicidal?" It is in ways a fascinating autobiography of the how the author experiences this question. And of how he understands Protestant and Catholic Christianity as relevant to Europe's survival of it's current self. The.... (More)
This is the best diet book I have ever read, and I lost 44 pounds following it.
This book takes the low carb approach made popular by Dr.Atkins and perfects it. I originally started on Atkins and eventually changed my diet according to what I always thought was common sense - For example - While staying under 30 carbs a day I added 2 servings of fruit, ate lots of fatty fish (only wild caught), eliminated processed meats (e.g.: bacon, cold cuts) and replaced them with GRASS FED, naturally.... (More)
January 2014 Update:
I added one more star to this review for reasons I'll explain in a minute, but I am keeping the mostly-negative review I originally posted below to offer a hopefully-helpful balance to all of the supremely positive reviews.
I respect Robb Wolf, and I like his website, his viewpoint and the hard work he has done to contribute to the Paleo community. That's why I have come back to update this review.
And after re-reading this book many times, I will say that I have learned a.... (More)
Jordan Peterson is a beacon of light in this chaotic world, a psychologist whose writing combines science and common sense. One of his talents is his ability to articulate complex ideas to a wide audience. Regardless of whether you have a background in psychology or not, you will understand this book. It covers his twelve rules for life, which are intended not only as a guide for life of the individual, but as a remedy for society’s present ills. Peterson believes that the cure for society.... (More)
I want to tell future readers of this book in this way. I read it first when I was 14 or 15. I thought it was a book on how to smartly fight a war. Then I re-read it when I was 28 and it occurred to me that it may be an instruction book on how to navigate an honorable life. Years passed and I recently found it at the bottom of a box in my closet. I read it again at age 56. I realized it has more to offer. If you read this book, you will actively have to replace Sun Tzus' ancient terms and.... (More)
Most discerning Americans know Trump is a narcissist who mixes lies with delusion, slanders freely, and moment to moment must have the spotlight turned on him, even if it means, for example, undercutting his Secretary of State Tillerson and potentially dragging the world into a war in service to his ever-faltering self-esteem.
Lee's book appears to have been written by among the best that psychiatry/psychology have to offer. The authors are deeply moral professionals who see through the glass.... (More)
Despite the title, this isn't really a medical book. Its a bunch of people cashing in on Trump. 27 medical professionals got together and wrote a series of disjoint essays vaguely about Trump, packaged it up into a book and will probably make a whole lot of money for themselves. One of the main authors themselves admits right at the start that "the main point of this book is not about Mr. Trump" (p. 19). This is followed by the rather breathtaking claim that American Society as a whole is.... (More)
I am realizing just how much I took myself out of the game of life after our youngest daughter passed away about 3 years ago. She was almost 6 years old and I was 33. At 36 years young I felt one and a half decades older than my body. With the help of Gary's words, I realize that I am my hero and, ultimately, this is really good news for me. I was so busy waiting for things to get better that I wasn't in action about living a happy life despite the fact that my youngest is no longer.... (More)
I was excited to start reading this book. From the title to the message, I felt it had the right attitude. However, it is a poorly written book. I appreciate that it's trying to be level headed and real with the reader but its message was repetitively general. It feels like the writer presumes that the reader isn't as intelligent as he is. There are so many grammatical errors. I wish more effort was put into this book. It had a lot of potential but it was flat and disappointing. The entire.... (More)
Extreme Ownership is written by two former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now head a leadership training company. Both men are pretty hardcore, I must admit. The experiences they share in this book are intense and eye-opening--not to mention unique. There aren't many books out there that give such detailed glimpses into the lives of SEALs in action.
The book is structured in a very basic and clear way. The authors convey one main point per chapter by sharing a story from their.... (More)
Incredibly overrated. Very elementary. If you've led a team of fry cooks at McDonald's, the lessons are beneath you. There are far better leadership books out there. This is all about two Seals cashing in on their military training and experiences. (More)