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success should lead to gratitude, not pride

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Reviewed: 2020-06-17

reminded me of the story of the husband who prepared a beautiful breakfast in bed for his wife on Mother's Day and brought it into the bedroom with his 3 year old who proudly announced that she had made her mother breakfast in bed. she had carried the orange juice after all. Gladwell shows how often our successes are often more due to the efforts of others, sometimes of generations before us. Books like his and Talking to strangers were written for these days as we confront racism, sexism and many other structures and begin to see our some social privileges are very real, just seldom if ever earned by their recipients

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getting at the underlying truths of some problems

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Reviewed: 2020-05-04

worth reading. you will have to reconsider some of your beliefs. you will not be able to rush to judgment as easily

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OK

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Reviewed: 2019-11-13

A little juvenile in a McKenxie Brothers sort of way. If that is what you are in the mood for worth it

Ages well, like a fine wine

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Reviewed: 2019-10-23

Milne wrote this clever little book many years ago where we can not only look at our foibles, but also the gifts they can be to ourselves and the world. written for children, butadults can gain much by reading them to their childre

good survey

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Reviewed: 2019-10-04

well done but I would have liked maybe a bit more on some topics. Hard in a survey course with about 30 minutes at a time though

short but fun

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Reviewed: 2019-10-04

makes one realize that sometimes good comes out events that one would not expect to bring about good

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Good as far as it goes

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Reviewed: 2019-09-06

A good overview of the mystery of life and the scope of the universe. A little biased against any concept of God, which for a evidence based study lumps all religion experience as irrational response to the unexplained. As someone who 11 years of post secondary education as well as being an avid reader of many topics I am convinced that there is something beyond mater. Of course just as some are CV olour blind, or tone deaf, or blind and deaf I realize some have great difficulty perceiving what is called spiritual.

Not a bad read

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Reviewed: 2019-07-24

A bit of aish mash. a bit hard to connect with the characters as they had trouble emerging from the dysfunctional muddle they were inserted into. Not anyplace to learn anything about Catholicism. Did get a sense in the end that the author was trying to find a way to connect with her father, which I hope she does do someday. one can only hope that God will figure out a way for them to meet each other someday

could have been abbridged

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Reviewed: 2019-07-11

The print book had a lot of total reproduction of letters . A lot of these details likeadresses and phrases like signed by N.R.Mandela, Nelson Mandela were repeated in probably over 100 times. Why not just say to Winnie Mandela and signed by either a nickname for friends and family o Nelson Mandela. The reading would have moved at a guicker pace. a little less deadpan reading would have helped. it does show the pettiness that creeps in when evil gets a foothold in human affairs

ok

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Reviewed: 2019-05-31

A bit repetitive at time, but ok in small doses, which is good as chapters are shorter