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The charts are simple to understand, but just because data is cited does not mean that it fits in with the arguments being made. Most of the data being cited is from lobbyist groups and not peer-reviewed journals. At zone 517, the author states that meal stamps are rising faster than employment, and then decides that this means that people are dropping out of the workforce to stay on meal stamps. Sorry, but that's not how research sentially, this is a picture book that will create dumb people feel intelligent for being politically conservative. I have no issue with his views, only how he cites his arguments. This would fail as a high school research paper, for both misunderstanding what research is and not good writing. There is a reason they are giving this out for free.
As a statistics enthusiast and teacher, I love looking at graphs of all types. I downloaded this book in the hopes that I could look at trends in America in an unbiased ever, after reading the commentary that accompanied first few graphs, it became apparent that Mr. Taylor was skewing statistical data to place forward his private agenda. He immediately began bashing teachers, unions, college professors, and liberals in is book had the potential to be a nice collection of graphs on current trends in America. Unfortunately, it was just too one-sided for my taste.
There are notoriously a lot of ways to show statistical data, but Taylor isn't mangling the facts -- nor is he using data primarily from partisan sources, since most comes from moderate or non-partisan sources such as Pew (despite what at least one other customer review falsely implies). What he is doing is bringing a cartoonist's sensibility to the presentation of facts that are beautiful grim all on their own.He makes memorable some very disturbing trends in the contemporary U.S. that should already be burned into our brains but that likely won't be based on math alone. Now, there are some unforgettable -- and often funny -- photos to accompany them (funny and sad, I should say).If there were any justice, this book would at least be more widely read than, say, Ezra Klein, who has been known to do things like show an alarming-looking global warming trends bar graph with one side composed of tall, fiery-orange, frightening bars -- even though the entire, steep-looking graph (for those who bother to look closely at the numbers) only depicts a rise of _one degree_ over the course of a century. For chicanery like this, Klein is the darling of the Washington Post wonk set._The Huge Picture_ is a welcome glimpse of what sort of graphs you'd be seeing in wonk conversations if someone with perspective and humor were showing you what you really ought to be paying attention to.
This book is a treasure trove--a go-to source for critical data about the American ul Taylor has done a public service in pulling all of these disparate facts and figures together for the inquiring matter political leanings or policy preferences, this is a terrific reference source for those who wish to create fact-based arguments.
Amazing book — fun to read, full of insights and everything back by credible research and experience.I'm a consultant and entrepreneur that lives this items every day. Eric provides a framework that is both practical and breakthrough Highly recommend!
Eric's second book doesn't disappoint. He presents several ideas to advance innovation in an enterprise that I am eager to incorporate in my own organization. There's a amazing summary of Lean Startup and innovation accounting too. Well done!
Living in DC, I've been fascinated by the Silicon Valley way. As a former developer, I'm indoctrinated in agile software development principles. I discovered the predecessor book "The Lean Startup" in 2011 and struggled to figure out how to fit it into a large, bureaucratic organization that is still aligned along industrial-era management concepts. I am the target ic doesn't presume that you've read "The Lean Startup" in this book. His story telling approach does a fine job of summarizing those concepts while simultaneously hinting at the need for it in the first part. He then dives in deeper in the later parts of the book.He establishes early on that the approach in the book was not made in a vacuum. Rather, it incubated with GE and flourished in other huge organizations, including some US government agencies where one might expect it falling on deaf ears. The Startup Method is a non-antagonistic approach to leavening the culture of any huge organization, creating a fresh duality between a standing traditional management structure and introducing an innovation management capability. It anticipates a fresh type of career field that uses established scientific is is not about a flashy business concept. This is a reasoned approach to organizational change that we need to adapt to the current environment...and hold adapting in the decades to come. Maybe this is Deming for our time?I was one of those who pre-ordered the book as soon as I was aware (a bit later than many, perhaps). Hoping to apply its principles a bit sooner than the October release, I found that Eric created beta copies to those of us who pre-ordered. That said, I don't read every lean business book that happens to be on Amazon.If you're not reading this book and working to apply it to your organization, then don't be surprised when your rivals have lapped you.
I was lucky enough to obtain a pre-release copy of this book (just advance publication for my pre-order, not a freebie).Great read. It builds on Eric's prior work, providing context and methods of applying startup culture within any organization. There are some very easy concepts here, but most organizations do not follow them - and yet wonder why they cannot innovate, and more importantly why getting anything out of the door becomes a om the ways to measure success of an intended entrepreneurial project to the method bean counters usually slay anything which might innovate in a huge corporation, the book covers challenges which most people will recognize if they have spent any time outside of startups - and especially if they've lived through a maturing tionable ideas, easy concepts and engaging writing - it's amazing to see the developing influence Eric is having on all kinds of businesses.Of course you have to be begin minded - if you believe that nothing can be achieved without a detailed business plan, which is expected to actually represent the future - you're going to search this one a tough read.
I had the distinct pleasure and honor of reading an early copy of Eric's fresh book "The Startup Way" - as a Silicon Valley founder and tech entrepreneur who learned from Eric early on in his career (pre lean startup!) - I cannot tell you how insightful, important, and helpful his tip has been in my own private and professional , I am working with mostly Fortune 100 companies on the subjects of Blockchain Technology, AI, Machine Learning, Industrial Devices, and generally prototyping projects similar to Supply Chain Automation and Logistics - the words Eric writes in his fresh book about the importance of an Entrepreneurial function inside today's largest companies couldn't be more ic's concise and tested approach to lean practices in huge institutions isn't just theory learned in some MBA class - it's practitioner level knowledge and experience that C-Suite executives are hungry for. Environments plagued with extreme uncertainty require entrepreneurial leadership - If you're looking to rise and change the android game - become an agent of innovation and begin by reading Eric's fresh book - but don't forget to learn the principals expressed in his first book The Lean Startup.
I've been practicing the Lean Startup methodology for years as both a product and technology leader in both huge and little organizations. One problem that I've bumped up versus time and time again is the question of how we can ultimately scale up the app of Lean Startup principles. A lot of squads applying Lean Startup principles are successful in spite of the design of their company and its policies, rather than because of the design of the organization and its policies. This book helps respond the question of what things need to change in the method that a huge organization is designed and functions so that squads leveraging the Lean Startup methodology are fully supported by the organization instead of having to war versus e book is full of examples of how to apply the espoused principles. The author isn't just speaking in broad generalizations or theories, but has actually applied these techniques.Ultimately this book addresses the question of how a modern company ought to be run. And in that regard, you don't need to know much about the Lean Startup methodology to obtain a ton of value from reading this book. It is 100% worth setting aside time to read The Startup Way.
I was lucky enough to obtain a pre-release copy of this book. Amazing read. It builds on Eric's prior work, providing context and methods of applying startup culture within any organization. There are some very easy concepts here, but most organizations do not follow them - and yet wonder why they cannot innovate, and more importantly why getting anything out of the door becomes a om the ways to measure success of an intended entrepreneurial project to the method bean counters usually slay anything which might innovate in a huge corporation, the book covers challenges which most people will recognize if they have spent any time outside of startups - and especially if they've lived through a maturing tionable ideas, easy concepts and engaging writing - it's amazing to see the developing influence Eric is having on all kinds of businesses.Of course you have to be begin minded - if you believe that nothing can be achieved without a detailed business plan, which is expected to actually represent the future - you're going to search this one a tough read.
After reading this book, I shifted one of my strongest opinions.I use to firmly believe that I could never work for a huge company. This is one of the main reasons I forced myself into entrepreneurship straight out of college. I like building rapidly instead of planning, and I believed that a start-up was literally the only put I could achieve that experience. Going the traditional path of putting in my time at a huge corporation was a nightmare exercise to think through.I still probably couldn’t survive working for the majority of the Fortune 500, but I now believe that I could work for the companies that embrace The Startup Way’s methods. I believe the majority of entrepreneurial talent will feel the same way.
Just finished reading an Early Reader's edition of Eric Ries' The Startup Method and found it compelling and practical. It covers topics that are recognizable for any shop or company undergoing transformation - addressing critical questions such as how to encourage squads to think more like entrepreneurs and how to build fresh products for fresh markets without losing existing customers. As the author states early on, the book is not a manifesto. Rather, it provides tools and frameworks wrapped around real-world use cases that bring the frameworks to life. By encouraging a build-measure-learn loop, the book shows corporate strategists and entrepreneurs alike how to pivot products without changing the overall vision for issues an organization is seeking to solve. Definitely will apply these concepts to my own work. Highly recommended!
I really liked this book. I bought it for myself first and then I bought a copy for my friend's daughter for her high school graduation. I'm so glad I flipped through this book!WARNING- THIS IS A GREAT BOOK FOR AN ADULT TO READ, BUT THERE WERE SEX TIPS IN THERE LIKE GIVING A HAPPY ENDING MASSAGE and I didn't think that was appropriate to give to a friend's 18 year old daughter. IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO BUY THIS BOOK FOR YOURSELF, IT'S GREAT, BUT PROBABLY NOT A GOOD IDEA TO GIVE AS A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION GIFT!
**THIS REVIEW HAS BEEN UPDATED SINCE RECEIPT OF BOOK**Pros:-lots of helpful tips, things you don't think of-well organized-interesting, entertaining just to flip through-great tip about avoiding unhealthy foods, decorating tips, and how to manage things in lifeCons:-most things are available on the internet (but i'm beautiful sure the table of contents is just as simple to use as a laptop.....)***ADDITION***-After buying this book again, I was dismayed to see that the middle hundred pages or so of the book is just repeats of the first 30 pages! its the same items again and again, SUPER huge manufacturers SNAFU.I bought this book when i was sixteen and prettymuch on my own for learning how to do things. I really enjoyed being able to flip to pages that answered questions i always had.. like how to fold a fitted sheet properly. I flipped through the book so a lot of times during urgent situations that its water hurt (plumbing emergency), gardening stains and crazy paints and whatnot are making the majority of the book unreadable/tattered. Now 20 and on my own in college I'm psyched to order a new book.I HIGHLY recommend this book to 15-25 year olds as I feel this info is super fun to read, and super applicable to daily life. However, when bought on this site, quality of product may be in jeopardy. I purchased from Amazon and the middle section of the book was just repeats of the first section, so the book is no good! If you can see it in person at a bookstore, then you can walk away with an awesome product with no guessing if all the book material is included.
Have a copy of this book myself and also have given as a bonus to mates and girls graduating from high school Will continue to give as a bonus as the material hasn't dated itself but remains relevant and applies to a lot of situations. Also like the covering on the book so it can obtain used and reviewed without getting torn to pieces.
I am 24 years old and I have owned this book for several years. I have also gifted a couple of copies. I got the book when I was first setting out on my own for college. It was perfect! I found all sorts of valuable info that I had never heard before and wouldn't have thought to Google. I read it cover to cover twice and referred to it countless times through my first couple of years on my own. I thought it was a amazing book full of tip that didn't feel like Mom telling you what to do. I very highly recommend this book to any girl who's starting a life on her own for the very first time. Some of the negative reviews call the book "common sense", but I disagree. A young mod girl might not know how to change a flat, package light and still have everything she needs, throw together a dinner party, or obtain out a stubborn stain. We all begin out kind of clueless- this book allowed me to wing-it gracefully.
There's not too much to say. It's a really cute tutorial with nice useful things in it... I think all girls 18-25 should definitely obtain this. I have it on my book shelf and people love flipping through it when they visit.Have I applied or used an of the info? No, I don't think so. But I have learned things and expanded my knowledge base with alot of the facts and info that's in there about proper etiquette and "quickie guides- to sports and other is would be a PERFECT bonus for girls between 18-25. These days maybe even as early as 16/17. But really it's a cute and excellent bonus to give a college girl, especially someone entering into college.
I have a huge collection of books to support me save money, time and energy, so i can say this is my ultimate "life" book. It covers all the topics I knew nothing about and updated me on the topics college already introduced. This book is a course college never offers (and wouldn't price so cheaply). Any parents worried about their daughters learning to lead their lives here is the first step. This is written for the modern woman without the trash and sleaze. There isnt a plethora of hints per section, but an in depth guide.
I absolutely love this book. I'm 21 and have been living on my own for a year and I want I would've gotten the book a year ago. This has just about everything you'd ever like/need to know about anything from planning a party to changing a tire to getting in amazing with your boss. I've got stickys on a bunch of the pages for simple reference (even though I found an index in the back later on :) It's interesting and witty and sooo useful. This is going to be a lifetime investment for me :), which the book also covers, investments, that is.
I really have fun this book and the helpful info within it. It was organized really well and has simple to search information. I even recommended it to my sister and she read it and enjoyed it too. It is a amazing book that allows you to use the info that works for you and leave the rest. I look forward to reading more of Jane Buckinghams lifestyle books.
This book does more than teach the history of courage but celebrates the unbelievable American who has the right to speak their mind even when they know political death is waiting as the latest word falls from their tongue. Our system will fail when speaking out ceases and PC langue is all that is allowed.
Though it is very doubtful that JFK actually wrote this book he must, at least, have read it! In an age when courage in the Senate is sadly lacking...this book is a reminder of what our government could be. Few of the profiles will be familiar to modern readers, most were futile gestures of moral rectitude, but one could want for such wondrous debate again. None of the examples are the kind of grandstanding we see today, a lot of cost the respective Senators their jobs. A unbelievable look at a tumultuous history.
This is a book about having the courage, judgment and mental toughness to recognize the right thing and do it, even at the cost of one's career. JFK tells the private stories of politicians in American history, not all of whom you have even heard of, who had the opportunity to do the right thing when it was hard, and did it anyway. My favorite is the Kansas senator who, in the face of wonderful pressure to do the opposite, voted to acquit President Johnson at his sham impeachment trial, avoiding a risky precedent that would have weakened America. The book also gives interesting, sometimes surprising insight into how politics and government worked throughout our nation's history.
The writing style was engaging, informative, and addicting! I loved how he explained the history of the time with each of the stories that he relayed from the lives of courageous politicians over the latest 200 years of American history. I recognized some names like Daniel Webster and Sam Houston; others were fresh and interesting. All of them were interesting!
I have never been a huge fan of JFK and I have found that a lot of things remotely associated with him to be unnecessarily praised because he is a Kennedy, American royalty. However, I found the book "a must buy" for the two objectives JFK wanted to demonstrate: - The courage of individuals at key points in their careers who risked and usually lost everything for what they believed in - That politicians are forced in their careers to balance of the interests of their parties, their voters, their state, the nation, and their conscience. It is very hard to serve so a lot of e book increased my understanding of the difficulty of the political process.
I was 10 months old when Kennedy was assassinated, so I don't remember anything about his presidency first hand, though I've studied it now quite a bit.When you hear "Kennedy" you hear the Boston accent, the fast wit, and remember him for screwing up the Bay of Pigs and screwing around on his wife.But I learned there's much more to this president. Until I watched a documentary recently, I didn't know about his heroic exploit leading PT109. Regardless of whether you feel he screwed that up too, he came through it a wiser and more sober man.I love this book because it's about people in history you never hear about, but did such heroic things. They didn't do it for their "15 mins of fame", they did it because it was the right thing to ese ordinary people in the book do extraordinary things, and that gives me hope. Hope that we don't need larger than life leaders, we just all need to stand up and do the right thing, even when it's not the famous thing.Every high school student should read this book. And if you missed it in high school, read it now.
The book arrived in a reasonable amount of time and outstanding e book is definitely an American History Book - reads like a text book actually. Kind of boring to be honest - unless you are passionate about American History.
Amazing resource to have for learning/refreshing how to do primary household tasks, plus more complex jobs, too. For example, how to cook, sew, plumbing, household maintenance and repairs, and much, much more. Highly recommend "The Useful Book"!
Love this book! I gave it as a graduation bonus along with a tool kit (Cartman Tool Set 160pcs, General Household) to a friend's son going off to college. The book covers so a lot of things you need to know in all sorts of areas.
What a amazing book! My children guide is using this for a Life Skills class for any student that wants to take it. This book has a small bit of everything that you need to know when your are on your own. Highly recommend it.
The Snapchat application has quickly become one of the most famous social networking apps available today. It seems daily, more and more people are embracing this fresh fast form of communication as a method to stay updated with friends, family, and celebrities. Inside this guide, there are hints and tricks for using the app, along with descriptions and instruction sets. After reading this book, even newbies will quickly be able to obtain up to speed on how to use this strong and fun app on their mobile phones!
As a Belgian I am totally unfamiliar with Aziz Ansari as a celebrity/stand-up comedian. I ordered this book after I mentioned being SUPER frustrated by texting with flaky or pervy guys to a friend. She send me an article about the "Straight White Boys Texting" blog that also mentioned Aziz's upcoming book. Drawn by the powerful sociological research focus I decided to give it a rst off, I was SUPER relieved to search out my frustrations and anxieties seemed to be universal. VERY universal. I had no idea. It feels comforting to know we're all in this together, as Aziz tells us a lot of condly, the research presented in this book is impressive, while still so clearly written and spiced with humor and clever remarks that I highlighted (I guess I would like the guys' shows) In fact, the book is besides informative also super entertaining. A challenging combination but Aziz nailed it brilliantly.And thirdly, thanks for the tip :) I am sure guilty of a few dating faux pas myself and will take his tip to heart. Especially the part where he tells us about first changing his lifestyle to fit that of his dream girl, in order to finally meet his dream girl (which - surprise! - was NOT at 3am in a dark drunk night club). His tip based on the research or on his own experience can sometimes be shockingly obvious/evident, yet it seems that both Aziz and me really required to see it in graphs or focus groups to become conscious of it and improve our strategies!Basically, I would highly recommend this book to any 25-40 year old being confused about love, (online) dating, choice, texting/sexting, settling and commitment. I guess that's a beautiful huge shop right there :)
When I read that Aziz had a book coming out, I decided I required to treat start, I think anybody contemplating buying the Kindle ver should really just spend the additional bucks for the hardcopy, as the book is filled with cool colourful pictures and graphs that I think really add to the overall experience. It just wouldn’t be as fun reading on a black and white at being said, when I first started the book I was expecting another biography related to that of Mindy Khaling’s or Amy Poehler’s. Just another comedian writing a book about their lives in a humorous method while occasionally doing some name dropping of other popular people.I’m glad that ended up not being the case at all. This book was actually written based on numerous research and study group experiments. Aziz teamed up with a renowned sociologist who is an expert in this field to learn as much as he can about modern dating. All of that created up for a very informing read backed by lots of data and interviews with true people. Of course, all this data is presented in an Aziz method - full of humor in the best method possible. Not once did I feel bored about all the numbers that were on the pages, and I found myself laughing out loud a lot every so often from the ridiculous stories Aziz came up st of the book is focused around online dating and how the current generation is navigating themselves through this fresh world. Why is it so hard to feel happy when there are so a lot of options at our fingertips? How did people even search anybody before with their limited options? What happens after we finally settle on one person? Will we be more happy with our choices 20 years in the future?This book tries to respond a lot of those questions by looking at older generations before us and how it eventually evolved to where we are now. Aziz even went to locations like Japan, Paris and India to compare the dating cultures there. All of this combined made a very interesting perspective at how various dating can ere were a couple times in the book where I felt like things started to drag on from too much repetition. But never did I feel like the book was a drag to read, and I quickly finished this book within a couple hours of reading l said and done, definitely take the moment to just treat yoself and read this book. If you don't know much about modern dating, you'll learn about it, and if you think you already know a lot about modern dating, you'll learn how to be better at it and then some.
On my birthday – which is the same as the publication date of this book -- my sister called to tell me that she’d bought me Aziz Ansari’s fresh book. “Great!,” I thought. Aziz is one funny dude, so it should not be much of a chore to humor my sister’s generosity by reading it. It wasn’t until the next day, when I read Aziz & Eric’s Fresh York Times article on online dating, that I realized that this book was going to hit the sweet spot of my brain like a Tomahawk missile, for reasons that are about to become abundantly obvious. I finished “Modern Romance” the same night I received it, thereby ignoring actual romance with an actual woman.What you have to realize is that “Modern Romance,” although plenty funny at approximately one guffaw per 7 minutes, is not merely a book of humor. It’s co-written with an actual university sociology professor (Eric Klinenberg of NYU, who for some reason doesn’t obtain credited on the cover, hmm), and includes much legwork and original research. These guys have made focus groups, polled theater audiences, spoken to experts in the field, and most important, delved into thousands of true text notice chats from true people. It includes data, my mates – the kind of data that you and I do not have access to, unless you happen to regularly snoop on your buddies' phones.And the data is often revelatory. For example, did you know that a third of marriages today originated online? That 52% of people over 30 call for a first date, vs. 23% for those under 30? That a woman finds a man who’s “uncertainly” attracted to her more beautiful than a guy who already digs her? Much crazy items like that in there.Why did I search this book so compelling? Well, if the definition of brilliant is “someone who thinks just like me”, then Aziz and Eric must be geniuses. But besides corroborating a lot of the thoughts I’ve had about dating and romance over the past 10 years, here’s what else I really like about this book:-- They place the highlights of the teachings of top experts on dating, love, relationships and happiness all in one spot. So, unlike me, now you don’t have to go read all of the books by Helen Fisher, Esther Perel, Barry Schwartz, Sheena Iyengar, Sherry Turkle, Dan Savage, Stephanie Coontz, Jonathan Haidt, and Christian Rudder, you lucky duck.-- They do a very balanced, lucid treatment of online dating opportunities and pitfalls. Hey look, you now have so much choice! Choice is good! And that overabundance of choice via Match and Tinder and OKCupid and FarmersOnly can also be debilitating and lead to long-term misery and loneliness, for reasons they explain very well.-- They create a lot of sensible recommendations. For example, on a first date, it’s not important to feel a thousand butterflies exploding in your stomach as a signal that you two are a amazing match. Go on more second and third dates. Give items a possibility to develop and of my favorite parts of the book are the stories of what modern dating is like in other parts of the world. Just in case you think you’ve got it bad:--In Qatar, there is no dating. A woman’s only escape ticket from her parent’s home is marriage. But that just means getting stuck with a husband (i.e. a total stranger, ‘cause remember, there’s no dating) who’s even more controlling and possessive than her parents. Modern solution: using smartphones to arrange clandestine hotel parties, where young people can actually meet and flirt with one another.-- Japan is seriously whacked out. As of 2013, 45% of young women and 25% of men “were not interested or despised sexual contact.” The government is so worried about population decline that it actually sponsors massive, roving group dates called “machikon”, just so singles can meet one another.-- I was not aware that Buenos Aires was just one huge sex-drenched flirtathon, with hyperaggressive males ceaselessly catcalling women and “telos” (hourly love hotels) on every corner that oversubscribe at peak hours (3-4am).-- In France, apparently it’s perfectly normal for a woman to keep a text asking “Fancy a shag?” from a guy she’s met at a bar, and perfectly normal for her to respond “oui” or “non” depending on her mood. Also, they just kinda assume infidelity happens and obtain less worked up about it than all other though this is primarily a descriptive book, not a prescriptive one, Aziz and Eric do give some concrete pointers for navigating the landscape of love in the digital world. For example, I like their empirically-derived guidelines for effective texting: problem a firm and specific invitation; create reference to your prior conversation; inject humor.And this is what I found to be their most salient bit of advice: “Treat potential partners like actual people, not bubbles on a screen.” In other words, treat people like people, people! This encapsulates the sane, generous and wise spirit of a book about an aspect of life that has a lot of potential to turn irrational, mean and short-sighted -- especially with all the gadgets at our disposal. As such, all of you single folks would do well set aside your tablet for a sec to obtain some tips, much wisdom and a lot of guffaws from “Modern Romance.”-- Ali Binazir, M.D., il., author of The Tao of Dating: The Intelligent Woman's Tutorial to Being Absolutely Irresistible, the #1-rated dating book on Amazon for 4+ years
It's the oldest android game in the globe and surely we'd have it all figured it out by now - right? Wrong. As Aziz points out, the method we go about dating has changed dramatically just in the latest fifty years: the pool of people has expanded dramatically, proximity is no longer as huge of a factor, and both sexes -- for amazing or worse -- have very various (and higher) expectations from the relationship. Talk to your (grand)parents and you'll probably explore that the method they thought and went about dating is very e book provides an interesting glimpse into the past by examining the norms of dating and marriage in the past, contrasts that with the modern experience (online apps, later marriage, gender equality, and so on), and compares the dating customs in US, Japan, France, and Argentina. This is not a book on "dating tips". Instead, it is an informative, helpful, and an entertaining analysis of the process of dating in ~2015. A amazing read.
Modern Romance is an insightful book on how dating and interactions of heterosexual individuals take put in the current generations. With the support of sociologist Eric Klinenberg, comedian and actor Aziz Ansari combines private experience and research to provide the reader with accurate and useful info with a style only Aziz could write with. Modern Romance is written to be applicable to all genders and races, as well as some international culture. In terms of age, it is clear that the book is intended for young adults, specifically for those interested in perusing a romantic a communication major studying interpersonal and relational communication, the majority of info about relationships in Modern Romance is accurate. A lot of connections can be created to my own text book Close Encounters. I will note that this book primarily focuses on how to make and begin relationships vs what to do once actually in one. A huge focus of this book is how technology has created an impact on the method we currently interact with members of the opposite sex. This can be applied to finding relationships, relational transgressions, and general e amazing thing about this book is that it is written by a comedian who takes any possibility he can obtain to throw in a joke or lighten the mood. If you’re a fan of Aziz’ stand up or his present Master of None, I bet you will have fun reading this book. I can also imagine the audio book being a lot of fun seeing as Aziz is notorious for special inflection in his voice. Even if you are not a fan of or have never heard of Aziz, this book offers accurate and useful info for anyone dealing with the struggles of modern romance. This could also be an enjoyable read for someone not currently involved with modern romance but has a desire to learn about the process in a fun and easy-going way.
Entertaining and educational! I'm not single or actively dating, but I was inspired to pick this up because some of my mates were having problems in their love lives, so I bought this on a whim. Turns out, I learned a lot about today's dating world, and handy info in the happening I search myself on the shop again in the ere's a lot of truth spoken here, and not all of it is pretty. I've never seen Aziz Ansari's standup performances, but I enjoyed his brand of humor in this book and will definitely check him out now. Well done! I would recommend this to my friends, whether they're single or involved in a relationship.
I expected this to be a comedy book since this is written by Aziz, but this book ended up being one of the most intriguing books I've ever read. There is so much research gathered and analyzed in this book and all presented well to the point it was hard not to hold turning the page. For presenting data, this book is next level and it's awesome to see how people search each other now in the contemporary age compared to just one or two generations ago. I absolutely recommend this book. You don't need to be in love or looking for love to be fascinated by this book. Aziz is a amazing author.
I'm a huge fan of Aziz Ansari on screen, so I was a bit apprehensive to read his book--especially about romance and relationships (Tom Haveford and his stand up always came to my mind when I walked by the book at every bookstore). However, I was genuinely surprised and quite happy after reading this book. Ansari mixes his charming wit and typical swagger with data from research articles, private stories drawn from people who volunteered during his stand up and focus groups, and interviews from specialists in the field. The book focuses on the different dimensions of relationships and romance, such as history, technology, and communication. Ansari did a unbelievable job of mixing humor with what can oftentimes be dense material (statistics, studies). This book can be enlightening for both the single, committed and in between folks out there. I would recommend this book to anyone who is in the midst of finding love and a relationship, and even the ones who aren't.
If you're looking for a typical Aziz Ansari comedy book, you've come to the wrong place. It has the Aziz tone to it and it still super funny, but it's not just comedic bits strung together. It's a serious sociological exegesis of romance in the 21st century as well as our interpersonal relationships in general. It analyzes the Millennial affect as it pertains to friendships and romantic relationships and explains some of the reasons that Millennials often feel so... dissatisfied in their relationships. This is not the book to read if you wish to read Aziz-esque stand-up in book form. If you saw his latest stand up and felt a small lonely, and you felt that you really required to take a look at your life and why you are alone or in some crappy dating-like situation, you need to read this book. It will explain to you why you're stuck in this modern cycle of texting into dead ends and never feeling like you're getting really anywhere in a relationship... but do so in an educational, academic, yet humourous way.
The publisher, in a complete disservice, describes this book as hilarious. It's not, and is in fact quite analytical. The author quotes researchers and surveys to follow the evolution of dating trends online and through social media. Some of the anecdotes include a spark of interest, but the overwhelming takeaway is a bland memory. The humor is uncomfortably weak. The author's narration is surprisingly not good (he is a standup comedian by trade). I would not recommend this audio book.
Amazing book chosen by my book club! Obviously from the ending there's another one in the works. I love historical novels. Besides learning about the Nazi regime and the perception of what would happen during WWII through the letters of an emigrated Jewish family living in NYC and their relatives in Europe, we also obtain a lesson in some primary Yiddish, which I loved. I'm not Jewish but grew up in a Jewish neighborhood in NY and it was fun to be taken back in time through Yiddish words I heard so frequently as a kid. I think everyone would have fun the amazing story of life of Jewish immigrants in NY during the 30's and 40's, regardless. Recommended for sure.
I loved Jennifer S. Brown's debut novel, Modern Girls. The alternating chapters between Rose and Dottie kept the story moving at a very amazing pace - and I enjoyed the duel story only complaint is, what happens next??? I would have loved an epilogue to see what happens in the future with Dottie (No spoilers, I will leave it at that).Can't wait to see what Jennifer comes up with next - I will definitely be reading her next book!!
Modern Girls is a touching story of two women struggling to search themselves and their paths forward amid the pressures of social expectations and a changing country. My heart felt so much for Rose and Dottie, their plights and hopes and dreams and sacrifices. I loved gaining insight into worlds—physical and spiritual—I would otherwise never know. And I found the ending especially strong and poignant: so very much like life, with uncertainty and hard truths yet veined with a stubborn optimism deeply rooted in the power of love. Brava to the author on an accomplished debut; I'm very much looking forward to more!
MODERN GIRLS is such an engrossing novel. Once I started, I couldn’t stop reading. Brown has an wonderful hand with details, using every one of the five senses. I feel like I know the textures and smells of the roads and cramped apartments of the Lower East Side in the 30’s, the closeness of living in little locations with huge families. I could taste the pickled tongue and smell the scent of Aqua Velva. Brown also has such a skillful hand at weaving in historical details. I learned so much about this time in our history, both culturally and politically, and am intrigued to know more. MODERN GIRLS is told from the points of view of both Rose and her daughter Dottie. As a writer, I was so impressed with the method Brown effortlessly moves from one distinct voice to the other. I loved both main characters with equal measure. A unbelievable debut!
When I finished this book I wanted more. I wish to know what happened to the protagonist Dottie, how her mother Rose fared after her daughter's departure, what became of her brothers as they grew up. Jenny's hero development and brilliant prose created me wish more. Her use of historically accurate detail, and descriptions of the general milieu of the mid 1930's in the Lower East Side of Fresh York City, contrasted with the upper east side, were the excellent backdrop to the private experiences of the main characters Dottie and her mother Rose. The struggles they faced are universal and still highly relevant in today's world. I give this book five stars for the writing, the historical accuracy and unbelievable hero development.
Masterfully crafted tale that takes you directly into the most essential struggles of the hearts of Jewish immigrant women and their families in Fresh York Town pre-World Battle e expert weaving of the story back and forth from point of view of the mother to that of the daughter creates a distinct, lovely rhythm that drew me deeper and deeper into the complexities facing people of tradition when they encounter the sparkle and allure of modern American plete with info which transported me to the Lower East Side in the 1930's, and with subtleties that effected me viscerally and emotionally, and I must say, got me right in my kishkes, BRAVO!
As a lifelong habitual non-reader of fiction, I had no reason to think that picking up Modern Girls at the urging of a mate would provoke an epiphany, but it did! It turns out reading fiction CAN be engaging and enjoyable, at least when that fiction is Jennifer S. Brown's Modern Girls. Not only did I love the book, but I literally couldn't place it down and become totally invested in the characters. I don't know if there'll be a sequel one day--wink, wink--but I closed the book wanting more! I can't recommend this book strongly enough and enthusiastically encourage people to read it!
I thoroughly loved this book. I especially loved the split narrative style as I felt it helped develop the characters more. The vivid info created me step into the book and walk alongside Dottie and Rose in 1935 Fresh York as they told their story. The story line was beautiful, especially mother daughter relationship.
What a thoroughly enjoyable read! Jennifer Brown recreates the Fresh York Town of the mid-1930's, and focuses in on the Jewish family experience -- weaving in politics, the imminent danger of Hitler, fashion, and a genuine emotional feel for the era. I couldn't place down Modern Girls - and now that I've finished, I'm left wondering if there will be a sequel to this novel? However, even if there is not a sequel to Modern Girls, I cannot wait to read Jennifer Brown's next book, and am hoping that it will be published sooner than later.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The plot was engaging and the characters felt very true and fully-formed. But what I enjoyed most was the author's ability to immerse me in a time and culture that was fresh to me. I finished the book with a true feel for what it must have been to like to live in a Jewish community in Fresh York town in the 1930s. Without lecturing or overwhelming me with extraneous historical detail, the author really created this time and put come alive, and I loved the book for that reason.