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Ian Bell

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-01-20

Refreshingly No Nonsense

I thought this a wonderful book. The pacing is perfect, the ideas are well presented. The text is spoken plainly, without the otherworldly intonations I often here in books dealing this the spiritual. Some really profound existential questions are addressed. Terrific.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-11-16

Stay rush to judgement

This is a remarkable series. It dissects the life experiences, the personalities and the circumstances surrounded the death of August Ames and does so with dignity and empathy but, also, doggedness. It’s a kindly but unflinching look into the effect the emotional scars drives choices and their consequences. Godspeed Mercedes, you were damaged coming into porn and did not have the emotional reserves to weather the storms it created.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-11-05

Refreshing Voice

An excellent peek behind the curtain of the future of American politics. Harris’ prose are forthright, honest and genuine. Her insider look into her work on taking on the banks during the California foreclosure crisis and in Senate committees is outstanding. Highly recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-20

A classic then, a classic now

This is wisdom we all need to hear, as our the amount of information coming at us continues to expand. If one is grounded in and guided by principles then managing oneself in a consistent manner becomes easier. Covey's roadmap is more relevant today than when it was published, He's verbose but he's through in justifying his hypotheses.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-18

Superb in every way - Don't miss it.

Barak Obama is known for giving a first rate speech but this book is better than them. It's more personal, more intimate. His narrative on faith at the end of the 6th chapter is truly moving. He does a wonderful job personalizing the problems of America and them abstracting as to what could be done to fix them. It's not often I've read a political memoir that dares that. Perhaps the best of all is chapter 8. His thoughts on family will choke you up.

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