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janerzy

janerzy

Joined August 2018

social science, business, loads of humor, and truth & emotions of life. ✨
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The book may seem to be a bit plain at the start. But it simply lays out all the truth, hard & real. And a perfect ending. 🌟

“The world had changed a great deal, but the little rules, contracts and customs had not, which meant the world hadn‘t actually changed at all.”

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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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Quite fast read. Despite that the plots sometimes make me feel like I‘m watching “Gossip Girl” all over, the book does offer some serious thoughts provoking on the issues of representation and cultural appropriation. It also teeters on the brink of satire for the harsh reality of the entertainment industry and who gets/owns to voice their version of the storytelling.

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Finished it in just 2 sittings - Really enjoyed the suspense. And the ending is just perfect as all imperfections in life.

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Yellow Face (TCG Edition) | David Henry Hwang
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Wow, this is brilliant! - Hilarious, smart, and provocative. More than a decade later since the script, it‘s all still relevant…… #beingasianamerican

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Mehso-so

It‘s not the usual type of books I pick up. But the stories and characters are pretty intriguing and they draw me into getting to know more about Olive (via Olive Kitteridge). No regrets.

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Olive Kitteridge | Elizabeth Strout
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Mehso-so

It‘s a book about aging and loneliness, about loss, love, and regrets. There‘s a sense of saddened sweetness thru the words, which made me feel grateful sometimes, and some other times grieving the loss of certain light and time in my own life.

Getting old may be a scary thing. May we all find a little more ease, grace and courage everyday on the journey forward, with love.

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The Book of Joy | Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu
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What helped me thru the tough time of loss & suffering… ❤️‍🩹❤️

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Untitled | Untitled
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Consolidated from Malcolm Gladwell‘s podcast “Revisionist History”, this gains you some eye-opening insights and sharp perspectives on US‘s education system wow!

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Powerful

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Bailedbailed

Hard to follow via audio book…… Maybe one day I‘ll pick it up again with a hard copy

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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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A remarkably heartwarming and touching story about family, love, loss and healing. What a truly one and only exceptional octopus! 🐙🧡

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Finding Me: A Memoir | Viola Davis
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I‘m already blown away by Chapter one! Hooked and can‘t wait to flip thru more pages. 🎣

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Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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Dark, broken, depressing… and finding meaning of art and magic in this hopelessness, and perhaps love.

Part I and V are my favorite.

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Such a good read! And it reminded me of this -
“The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”

In life, possibility is the basis of everything - every hope, every dream, every regret, every moment of living. 💜 And all the possibility is within us.

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The Book of Joy | Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu
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Stressful week…Starting the wknd right with something uplifting 🌺🥰

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Naked | David Sedaris
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Mehso-so

David Sedaris never disappoints!

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Will | Will Smith
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The last couple of chapters are the gem. Will was so open, honest, and real about his struggles off the big screen between family and success, and the journey finding what love really means…

Audio book is also the way to do it, if you wanna hear him rap, sing, and imitate various people he encountered in his life!

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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If you‘ve been dealing with grief of loved one, distress of death and meaning of life, or just the doubt of personal purpose…you‘ll find some strength and light in it.
Thank you Paul (and Lucy), for such a beautiful and profound story. Thank you ❤️

CuriousG This one still lives in my heart even though it has been some time since I read it. 2y
janerzy ❤️ It‘ll be the same for me too. 2y
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The Fran Lebowitz Reader | Fran Lebowitz
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Mehso-so

Hilarious. Also, watch the Netflix show “Pretend It‘s a City”!

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Mehso-so

Is it terrible to say that I love the cover more than the book itself……Good reminders for life thou!

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Night | Elie Wiesel
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Must-Read! Never shall we forget……

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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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Weeping ❤️❤️❤️

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One Life | Megan Rapinoe
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The content, with mix of trainings games gender equality and racial equality, is good (wish it were longer). But I‘m giving it a higher rating, coz I love football (yes, futbal, not soccer) and USWNT / Megan Rapinoe are badass! ⚽️ ⚽️

“To win, you have to believe it will happen. After that, it‘s just the question being bolder, braver, more inclined to speak up, and in any way you can, better.”

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So much to learn and so little time...

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It‘s about the early days of Eric Ripert, his struggling childhood, love relationship with food, and the journey of training to becoming (a chef).
The writing is authentic, warm, and vivid. I especially like his memories about his dad, and the scenes about his mom/grandma‘s cooking and the pastoral peace and warm feeling of a family gathering. And the craftsmanship of cooking is inspiring.
Love this book! And more pls, about his later US journey!

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Mehso-so

Nothing much new or advanced......Meh

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A nice reminder to slow down and make the most of what we have in abundance everyday. Be in the now, be content and be grateful.
It‘s a pleasant surprise that I‘ve already embedded many those Hygge drivers in my home and living. What‘s significantly missing is: more cakes in the office (post covid) and work less! 🥲

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Not what I had expected it to be, but I still enjoyed it. It‘s eye-opening to realize many of the pressing issues for women especially those living on the margin are inter-connected. To address one, we need to also consider others.
And how do we find the way to make each story each victory matter to the women who still have no choice or voice? We all have a part in this, to connect, learn, advocate the story telling, and do something to help. 🤜🏽

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Years before, I read “the Power of Habit”. This book feels like an expansion of the same theory with a practical touch, providing actionable yet simple strategy towards any habit you want to form, sustain or get rid of. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to not only understand how habits work but also start do something to better your life and self.

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This Time Next Year | Sophie Cousens
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Predictable but delightful 😚

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New piles arrived... 🤓🤓🤓

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Whiskey in a Teacup | Reese Witherspoon
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Mehso-so

A delightful quick break from other serious/longer reads! Now I have some new recipes to try.

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Starting a new book to unveil this mysterious place with extraordinary human stories in my heart.

“In Israel, in order to be a realist, you need to believe in miracles.”

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Robin | Dave Itzkoff
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Gosh I miss Robin, his warmth, humor and all the joyfulness he made us feel. There are many details in the book including what‘s behind the tragic ending of his life that I didn‘t know...
I just think, feeling all alone in life is a dark moment we‘ve all been to. How can we know better if loved ones were there and needed us to pull them out? How can we respond better? Just finished the latest season of The Sinner...and this has been on my mind...

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Rainy day. Re-reading this to heal a bad headache. I‘ve watched the movie for probably more than 4 times now - it always makes me happy.

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Seven Types of Ambiguity | Elliot Perlman
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What else could I say...this is B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T.
Hands down one of my absolute favorite.

BarbaraBB I LOVED this one too 💝 3y
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Read this for work. Indeed inspired now and craving for more.

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Fair Play | EVE. RODSKY
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In my view, it really is about bringing project management best practice into the household (regardless childless or not): Define “work” scope and criteria; Allocate work “fairly” based on skill sets and bandwidth; Be clear about the roles & responsibilities and keep each other accountable; And apply regular check & adjust for iterative improvements. Of course I think we need more conscious emotional management in household project than at work.😉

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Long as you take it easy not trying to remember all the names of Ancient Greek gods and goddesses, this is a great entertainment. I especially enjoy the additional layer of the story telling that Fry inserted to some those well-known myths, whether of the connection with a different version under different culture/era, or of the origins of words. And Fry‘s narratives in the audiobook is just so funny and superb! Love his imagination.

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Greenlights | Matthew McConaughey
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Love it! Who‘d know Matthew McConaughey CAN write! Philosophical & witty.

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Eat A Peach: A Memoir | David Chang
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I appreciate the honest and raw truth the author shared about his growing pains, self struggles, and career crisis battling in the food industry. I appreciate his vulnerability of owning his identity and the journey of growing to be a better person thru some darkness. You won‘t know who David Chang really is and what his personal story is about, thru that always energetic and smiley “facade” in his Netflix food shows, until this book.

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Greenlights | Matthew McConaughey
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Has anyone read this book yet? Heard about it on a podcast and on The Daily Show. Am intrigued!

noellereads Currently reading it, I am BLOWN away 4y
noellereads It also has given me perspective on the ups and downs in life, how red lights will turn into green lights and vice versa. Highly recommend so far! 4y
janerzy 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 4y
janerzy @noellereads I totally agree with you! Love this book 4y
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Really like this book about Grit, about how to cultivate the passion and perseverance from within, and how to cultivate a culture to grow it from outside in. What I especially appreciate is the real life examples from massive researches/interviews the author conducted and presented. Grit is about working towards excellence with every element of your being. Yet let‘s remember that Grit isn‘t everything for one‘s growth. Character, is plural. 👍🏽

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What a nice weekend so far! Now catching up on some reading..

BarbaraBB Great pic! 4y
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Malala‘s story is remarkable in light of women‘s role in her culture/religion and the groups fighting to oppress women. She speaks “Speak out and stand up for your beliefs”, she speaks “Education”, and she speaks “Strength”. What a role model for the young girls and boys today. I wish to see her return to Pakistan one day and make greater impacts to country‘s education, community, and governance!

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❤️❤️

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I hold it true, whatever befall;
I feel it when I sorrow most;
‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam

In the end this book is about discovery of the truth of those we love and of ourselves, thru brave, honest, and at times heart aching words, a family bonding thru adventures and explorations that was better to have than not, a love never gone. 💚

janerzy And I whole-heartedly resonate, the bond between us and the loved one we lost still invade every crevice of our lives, “where they geminate and grow, like dropped seeds”, within us back to our beloved nature and planet. 🧡 4y
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I like the personal stories shared about her / her mother and the family. Other than that, it‘s mainly all piled-up theories and quotes from other researches, books, and people...There are better and deeper writings on this topic of living fully with mindfulness and compassion out there...Shrugging

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One of the best books I‘ve read on Business Strategy and Leadership! Highly recommend.