I couldn't agree with Nichole S. more. I was a bit disapointed there was so very little time spent about the "90 Minutes in Heaven" experience and the bulk of the book was about the painful recovery Don faced in the aftermath of his accident but towards the end it really all came together. I would recommend this book and did get some very meaningful take-aways from it.
I have read a number of Suzanne's books. I would consider myself neutral to her in general...in other words, I'm not a Suzanne zealot but I don't dislike her. I ordered this book after seeing her on Oprah participating in the hormone discussion with Dr. Christiane Northurp and others. I have to say that every other line in this book came across to me as a marketing ploy to plug bioidentical hormones. Of course I expected there to be alot of coverage on it but there was absolutely no other content than Suzanne plugging the bioidenticals. I was really disappointed in this book.
I like non-fiction so I picked this up not really being a Barbara Walters fan but of course have seen her interviews as well as the Saturday Night Live skits over many years. I have to say I really enjoyed this book. As others have said, the first part of the book is when Barbara was a young girl and growing up in the 40's, 50's etc in Boston, NYC and Miami. I think she did herself a favor including this information because you can tell it is really what shaped her, gave her drive and also makes Barbara very human. I highly recommend this book.
I remember seeing Anderson Cooper on an Oprah episode when he first released this book and was happy to pick it up on the swap because I remember being intrigued when I saw the interview. It sat on my bookshelf awhile but having read it now, I wish I had picked it up sooner. Cooper fully engages the reader by integrating his own very private family tragedy somewhat in the spotlight with his Mom being Glovia Vanderbuilt with his work spotlighting the devastation around him. He is humble and shares his story from the very early days as he tried to make it as a reporter to the present time. Easy flow and easy to get lost in.
I always turn back to this way of eating post-holidays or whenever I need to get the sugar out for a while. I always refer to it for motivation and to get a reminder of how sugar and over processed, simple carbs can really harm you.
I found this book ripe with meaning and messages about life, aging and compassion for all walks of life. Once again, Guterson has the ability to transport the reader from the written word into a captivating picturesque world through his story.
As others have reviewed, great suspenseful thriller. By the time I got to the midpoint of the book, I couldn't put it down. A great page turner and a story that will transport you back in time. Recommended!
I remember hearing about this story in the newspapers. The book is very well written and Trisha is very inspiring. After the headlines were over, reading what Trisha went through was unbelievable. A good read.
I requested this book after seeing Tina recently on the Oprah show. She is 60 (or somewhere near 60), looked great, seemed so well grounded and had this wonderful demeanor about her. I remember seeing the Tina movie about her relationship with Ike and thought I'd read her book. I really liked it. It was a quick read. The story was not just about Tina coming up in the business and the horrendous relationship with Ike, but also had some very interesting stories of touring with the Stones, the history of music and encountering segregation issues. I recommend it!
I really enjoyed the book. I did find it inspiring and it's always interesting to hear first-hand someone's true account of how their struggles, challenges and successes really played out. Recommended!
Ken Follett does not disappoint. At first, I was a little ho-hum about this one but once he added a little sizzle, the characters started to really pop, the story line picked right up and it was a real page turner that kept me up at night. Give this one a try, you will really enjoy it!