Minor gripes aside, this is a first-rate book—based on an impressive mass of research, written in a lively style and providing just the right balance of intellectual seriousness with practical advice on how to break our bad habits.
Instead of focusing on the idea of “10,000 hours” as an essential path to excellence, he dampens this theory with determinist conclusions about the role of chance.
Thanks to the elegance and force of his ideas, and the robustness of the evidence he offers for them, he has helped us to a new understanding of our divided minds—and our whole selves.
A new generation of women will learn from Sandberg’s experiences, and those of her own generation will be inspired by this thoughtful and practical book.
There's horror, perhaps prompting that marketing conference which decided to ally him with King, but there's also a lot of hope, a lot of fun and a sense of wonder which makes this a joyful, satisfying and enriching experience.
With comical dialogue and some of the most identifiable characters I have encountered, Alaska, if nothing else, is a pleasure to read...The humor of the first half is equally balanced by the melancholoy of the second...Green manipulates our emotions to drive home philosophical questions about life and death.
After reading the book, I feel like I managed to pick up the main ideas that Oscar Wilde was trying to convey.
Just be aware that much of what you are reading is not driven by the data, but rather by an effort to be dazzling.
Though the narrative could have used a tighter edit in a few places, Isaacson's portrait of this complex, often unlikable genius is, to quote Jobs, insanely great.
It seems like the two goals of StrengthsFinder 2.0 are to (1) collect data and (2) sell research. The author works for Gallup, so I guess I should have seen that coming.
Though she identifies the prevailing type of capitalism as the culprit in the climate crisis, Klein doesn’t outline anything like an alternative economic system, preferring instead to focus on particular local struggles against environmental damage and exploitation.
"Flash Boys" makes no claim to be a balanced account of financial innovation: It is a polemic, and a very well-written one.
A harrowing account of Colorado’s Rocky Flats plutonium plant by a woman who grew up nearby.
His phenomenal... success comes from a combination of moral clarity and narrative skill
In watching these two Price sisters grow up...the reader is made to understand not only the ways in which a father's sins are visited upon (and expiated by) his children, but also the ways in which private lives can be shaped and shattered by public events.
Given the drift of dysfunctional politics going on around here these days, he may be right. For no other reason then, this book is required reading.
Would I recommend it to read: I would, but only to certain people. The book has offensive language and explains harsh treatments of the natives. It not a grotesque explanation, but the reader is left knowing the natives are tortured and beaten, treated as objects.
Bill Dedman first wrote about Clark’s life in 2010 and with the help of Paul Newell — a distant relative who was not involved in the suit — has written a blood-boiling exposé. It will make you angry and it will make you sad. Huguette deserved far better.
Personal narratives of administrators, teachers, students, single mothers, and scientists lend support to the extensive scientific studies Tough uses to discuss a new, character-based learning approach.
Chabon has created a novel that aspires to the historical sweep of DeLillo's Underworld. Taking a staple of American popular culture as its enduring image...Wide-ranging, inventive and entirely compelling, Kavalier and Clay deserves a place alongside the best of recent American fiction.