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jrepka

jrepka

Joined January 2017

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I loved the honesty Michelle gives on her experience as First Lady and her development in her life.

It's interesting to read about how she met Obama and how she had (and has) not interest in politics. Her insights and honesty is refreshing.

Only complaint would be she reads very slowly (audiobook). Thank goodness it's possible to speed it up. 1.5x 😂

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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I really wanted to like this but I couldn't!
I listened to most of it (audiobook) and it kept making me sleepy on my commutes. I had to stop listening for fear of making me pass out while I was driving.

I did really want to learn about Hamilton especially with the Broadway show being so popular... But maybe it was the guy's voice but it wasn't for me

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Overall a great book about the highs and lows of Knight's life and the creation of Nike. There is a slight layer of pretentiousness. Knight reminds you throughout the book that he's travelled the world. That his "not-rich" father paid for (though not sure if anyone not well off would ever fund that... Or provide cash to start his son's company). Also I think Johnson was the main driving force behind how Blue Ribbon became Nike. #swoosh

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend | Laura Hillenbrand
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Great book! I didn't care about horse racing before reading this book but I'm a huge fan of Unbroken and read it just because Laura Hillenbrand is an amazing writer. In the end I too fell in love with Seabiscuit and had my heart in all the races as Hillenbrand so magically depicted them.

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Unbroken | Laura Hillenbrand
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Laura Hillenbrand is one of the best writers. She portrays the struggles of Louie with such detail - you agonize with him.

Inspiring story! Definitely do not judge the story by the movie. The book is truly amazing in how it tells the real life story.

My favorite book of all time!

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This book is inspiring for anyone. Charlamagne talks about the hard work he put in to get where he is. His life is blessed bc he worked for it.

This book has inspired me to believe in myself and also not take anyone or any experience for granted.

He is honest and hilarious and I enjoyed this book very much!