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Small Teaching by James M. Lang
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Good info, but every chapter seemed to extensively quote from the same couple of sources. I found myself wondering why I just didn't read those books instead.
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Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb
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Good, but more slow paced than usual - kind of plodded along through the first 3/4 of the book.
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Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb
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Amazing how an author can write so many stories with the same characters and keep them all so fresh and engaging!
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Brandwashed by Martin Lindstrom
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Reading the other reviews, it seems people either loved or hated the book. I loved it. I am not a marketer and I wasn't familiar with any of the content. I found the entire book riveting.
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Deep Work by Cal Newport
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Sometimes the exact right book finds you at the exact right time. As I embark this year on a new, challenging, set of projects I found myself highlighting passages on nearly every page (unusual for me - I rarely highlight or revisit books). I also ke ...more
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Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich
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Same old, same old.
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Food Junkies by Vera Tarman
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Good info, but for a relatively small niche group. The #1 thing I learned is that I'm not a food addict - I just eat too much. Food addicts have trigger foods they can't stop eating in massive quantities. That's not my challenge.
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Why We Buy by Paco Underhill
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The author's tone was a major turn-off. The main focus of the book was self promotion. A whole chapter patting himself on the back for hiring women branch heads? Seriously? Plus, even the revised edition is outdated. Trumpeting the success of Radio S ...more
Why We Buy by Paco Underhill
"Rather disappointing -- it reads like a book length sales brochure for Envirosell, the company the author founded. Every page follows the same formula: A foolish retailer was doing this. I told him to do this. He did, and he is now more virile, ha..." Read more of this review »
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