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Happily Ali After by Ali Wentworth
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I know I had fun reading this book, I just waited a little longer than I should have to write a review and I started another book right after it, so my detailed memory on this is already buried. I do remember that I wanted to read her previous book ...more
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It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
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Happily Ali After by Ali Wentworth
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I know I had fun reading this book, I just waited a little longer than I should have to write a review and I started another book right after it, so my detailed memory on this is already buried. I do remember that I wanted to read her previous book ...more
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Settle for More by Megyn Kelly
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She is insightful, articulate, goal oriented, and good at writing about her life.
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Natural Causes by Barbara Ehrenreich
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We live in a time where aging is considered a controllable factor. Given enough medical testing and intervention, along with living a life that includes eating all the right super foods and abstaining from whatever is the current evil foods, we will ...more
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Living with a Wild God by Barbara Ehrenreich
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My first book by this author and I am not sure what to say about it. Don't even have any conviction in my number of stars given. The book held my interest and maybe I can attribute some of my confusion to the fact that it was an audio book and I had ...more
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Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
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Lots of thought provoking nuggets in this book - here are a couple I want to remember:
"Such widespread phenomena as depression, aggression and addiction are not understandable unless we recognize the existential vacuum underlying them. This is also
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Leanna wants to read 25 books in the 2020 Reading Challenge
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Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
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This was a difficult review for me. I think someone younger would get more out of it and rate it higher. So why did I pick it? It never hurts to read books with points of view in different generations. I do think there were chapters that were really ...more
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Saul Bellow
“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”
Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back

Nora Ephron
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”
Nora Ephron

Michael S. Heiser
“To a timeless being, time means nothing. But timing is everything.”
Michael S. Heiser, The Façade

Louis Auchincloss
“A man can spend his whole existence never learning the simple lesson that he has only one life and that if he fails to do what he wants with it, nobody else really cares.--Louis Auchincloss”
Louis Auchincloss

“I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way;
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow;
And ne’er a word said she;
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When Sorrow walked with me.”
Robert Browning Hamilton

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Hello everyone! This is a group dedicated to people who want to see a more peaceful world and who enjoy learning about other cultures with respect and ...more