Chris B. (ceebab) - Reviews

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Far Arena
Far Arena
Author: Richard Sapir
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/30/2011


An interesting premise, but a little slow in the telling.

There are a couple of really well written passages, but for the most part it's a little draggy. Wordy, but not in a good way.


It's Always Something
It's Always Something
Author: Gilda Radner
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/30/2008


Gilda is very honest and straightforward about her experiences with cancer treatments. She really makes it easier to understand what it's like to be in her shoes.


Leaving the Saints : How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith
Leaving the Saints : How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith
Author: Martha Beck
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/11/2012
Helpful Score: 1


I don't like it as much as Martha's other books. It's ok, but the scenes with her dad have a lot of conjecture of what he's thinking, which I'm not crazy about.

It's interesting, but maybe I'm just not the target audience for this one.


The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America
Author: Bill Bryson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/5/2008
Helpful Score: 8


He's very cynical, which is fine for a short article but very tiring for a long book. It started to seem like he was purposely driving around looking for things not to like. It was like being on vacation with my dad. Not fun.


Slouching Towards Bethlehem : Essays
Slouching Towards Bethlehem : Essays
Author: Joan Didion
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/23/2012


This book of essays definitely has a California based vibe. Well written, but not really my thing.


Wear Clean Underwear : Business Wisdom from Mom; Timeless Advice from the Ultimate CEO
Review Date: 4/13/2008


This is a great, no nonsense way to address various business ethics issues. It has many examples of how being ethically responsible is actually good for business.


Women, Food, and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
Women, Food, and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
Author: Geneen Roth
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/11/2012
Helpful Score: 2


This book is really well written and insightful.

I am currently in a weight loss coaching group, and I feel that I got more out of this book than I am out of the other woman's coaching group, even though many of the concepts are the same.

Geneen Roth just explains things better, more intuitively. I have high hopes for how I can bring this book to work for me.


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