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Great start until it got boring
PART 1 OF THIS BOOK: this creepy mystery story had me hooked.
PART 2 OF THIS BOOK: the tonal shift from mystery to family drama was very jarring. It made the story's mystery less interesting.
PART 3 OF THIS BOOK: I was still recovering by the tonal shift from part 2. This chapter didn't help me regain my initial excitement for this story. So, I stopped listening to the rest of this audiobook.
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Worth listening to just for Sivers' voice alone
A story about how Derek Sivers accidentally built a business that ended up becoming one of the most profitable in the music industry. Also, the book contains short personal development essays every second chapter. Apart from the soothing sound of Derek Sivers' voice, these were my favourite parts of the book
Worth reading if you're a business person or wanting to get into the world of business
Full of fascinating and enlightening success and failure stories involving various celebrities' and historical figures' relationships with their egos.
There's a good interview at the end with Ryan Holiday from 'The Tim Ferriss Show'. Only problem I had with this interview is when they start talking about people being easily offended because they can't manage their emotions. Things like this annoy me because I hate it when people confuse their lack of empathy with having a "no BS view of the world". This is a very nitpicky criticism but it's all part of a toxic culture that feels very present in today's day-and-age.
Frankl makes a compelling point throughout the book about finding meaning in your suffering. Frankl goes into detail about said point when he, in the first chapter, discusses his hellish experiences in a Nazi labor camp. In the second chapter, he goes into further detail by talking about his form psychotherapy, known as Logotherapy, where patients learn how they can find meaning in their suffering in order to live a more fulfilling life.
Although the second chapter does drag a little at times, 'Man’s Search for Meaning' is still a book that I highly recommend, especially if you ever find yourself going through many challenging situations in life.
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Josh Waitzkin's story is a riveting and inspiring one. One that's made me realise the beauty of focusing on one skill at a time.
A very important read
Where does Constructive Wallowing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This ranks as one of the best. It's an entertaining and insightful read about the importance of being true to your feelings, no matter what
Who was your favorite character and why?
It's a how-to book. So, I can't say I have favourite character.
What does Kimberly Mintz bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
She's a good narrator
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Too many moments to choose from.
Any additional comments?
This is one of the most important personal development books you'll ever read
What did you like best about What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars? What did you like least?
I loved the lessons on how to not lose money and how they can be applied to everyday life rather than just investing.
What other book might you compare What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars to, and why?
What three words best describe Patrick Lawlor’s performance?
Very assertive voice
If this book were a film would you go see it?
If it's different to the book and is universally acclaimed, then absolutely!