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Good, but I'm not sure if I am convinced.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-24

I liked the book, but I am not sure how much of the authors views are data based and how much is just his hand wavey position on things. It all sounds good, but it very well could all be rhetoric. I think a little differently about certian topics now, but the book could have made much more of an impact.

This book is wild.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-30

I don't know what I expected when I started to listen to this book, but I was really impressed with how insane this story is. The narrator nails the voices in my opinion. Did a story of its day, it was ahead of its time, and for many of us today it still may be.

Listen to this because you want to listen to a story that is beyond the normal boundaries of conversation in your personal life. Allow this story to let you experience a way of life that you thought never existed though it likely did. Many other non fiction titles make me believe that this likely has roots in reality, though it may be a hard pill to swallow.

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Shining light on drug use and addiction.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-20

Loved this book. It breaks done addiction and drug use while using research and some statistical data to back up the conclusions.

This book gave me a fresh look at drug addiction and how to deal with it.

Good, but I had higher expectations.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-03

I'll be blunt. I wanted this to be as good as ready player one. It was still a decent book but if you're looking for another book like that, this just doesn't quite do it.


Still worth a listen though.

Surreal.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-08

I had been putting this book off cause I wasn't sure if it would be my thing. I was mistaken. This book is unreal. I couldn't stop until I finished after getting a few chapters in.

An interesting book.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-06

I came away impressed with this book. Well formated arguments and enough statistics to back it. I really appreciated the normative statements that followed the data, I didn't get the feeling that any of the authors conclusions were over reaching.

The book definetly makes you re-evaluate your life a little and see if you've made some of the decisions found in the different social economic classes.

Changed my view on affairs.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-01

I had a very black and white view of affairs prior to this book. The many stories within it gave me a much more nuanced position toward them. Esther gives us a glimpse into why affairs happen in the first place from a lot of different view points. A person couldn't live enough lives to get an understanding of affairs like this through personal experience, nor would they want to. This book is really for anyone that wants to peak behind the curtain and understand why people in terrible or happy relationships might cheat.

The best long run strategy isn't lying.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-29

Sam argues, in a very coherent manner, that lying when it's expected that honest communication between parties takes place results in distrust in the long run. Relationships can be weakened even over the most trivial lies because often those little white lies come to surface showing your ability to lie to the other party.

After this book, I had to reflect on points in my life where I discovered someone had lied to me or even spread false information that they deemed true. Those relationships definitely aren't as strong as they were before hand, and I believe Sam properly frames why this is.

Really enjoyed this after watching on Netflix.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-09

I highly recommend this book. It was a little more graphic than I expected, but that just added to how great of an adult story this is for people who love the SciFi genre.

Much better than I anticipated.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-05-12

I thought this book might just be a diary of war stories and military propaganda, but it was so much more than that.

The way Jocko and Lief incorporate the skills they learned in the military into everyday life is really impressive. The way they give a military senario and then show how it applies to the business world really impressive. I rarely listen to books more than once, but this definitely deserves multiple listenings if you want to try an incorporate some of the lessons explained in this book into your everyday life.