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I really enjoyed the book. The book is well researched and at times you can feel the struggle of the characters so well the stories are told. David Brooks can take a whole chapter and at times sum it up brilliantly in one sentence. Definitely recommend it to people who are searching for purpose, the book won't give purpose to you but you will realize that your struggle is real. And if you ever wonder why social media is not your thing, it might be because you are looking for more! Brilliant
Sounds like it will be something more general, but quickly descends into religious gobbledegook. Two stars because at least the biographies were competent enough and covered a reasonable variety, even if they were very US-centric. The reading is also very slow; I rarely listen at high speed but this required 1.5x or quicker to be bearable.
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I Liked the gist but overlong and a bit rambling. There were some standout character biographies which I found fascinating including Augustine but difficult to remember all others. Found it hard at points to understand where he was going. summary at end is good and ties things up well.
No real advice here. Outdated sentiment. Perhaps a few interesting stories of US historical figures. Religious overtones.
fantastic critic of the changes in our society over the last 50 years, very stimulating and thought provoking