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I couldn't obtain thru this book. The Heroine is a weak pushover. I listened to half of the book thru audible, and couldn't stomach the rest. Between the scenes is the story of a boss who bosses around his weak secretary, while she does what he says, although she's not satisfied about it....really?! I'm done.
Don’t be bothered. This is basically an essay. I read it in entirety in 10 minutes. Glad I read it no cost on kindle unlimited. I didn’t expect much. I thought it would give me a nice overview of travel to Korea. My expectations were not met.
I've been hooked on Joan Didion since I read The Year of Magical Thinking. This book consists of a collection of some of her earlier essays. Always well written. My particular favorite is the one on her lack of admission to Stanford back in the day, an experience I shared. I can highly recommend this book and, indeed, everything else Joan Didion has written.
There are limited options for an outstanding dad keepsake journal on amazon (or other places). I bought a couple other books like this one for my dad on amazon, but the quality was extremely low causing me major disappointment and being forced to return them. If you’re like me, you wish to have the excellent memory of your father. Finally, I decided to buy this one despite the lack of reviews and it being published just recently. This book is a amazing quality. It’s so durable both inside and out. I know this book will latest me a very long time. The questions are great! You have front and back of a page to write a response. That should be more than enough to obtain the stories flowing. It’s not specific to any era of dad, so you can obtain this for younger fathers like my dad as well as older generation fathers. Some questions are silly kinda pointless but fun. Example: what was your favorite birthday cake or have you ever met anybody famous, but 95% of the book are deep, meaningful questions. Example, what do you believe happens after life, what are the high/low points in your marriage-how did you obtain through them, who was your first love, anything you want you said to your kids, etc. My father is suffering from addiction and our relationship has went from best mates to non existent in the past two years. He is currently getting support and I can’t wait for him to work on this book. It’s going to be a amazing thing to have for myself, our family, my future children, and gift I know it will support with his recovery. If you’re thinking about buying this book, please do. You will not be disappointed.
My mom only has months to live so I bought this book as a method to record her memories. Its a amazing hardcover book and has amazing questions that jog her memory. We have had fun filling it in and I am hearing fresh stories of her childhood and teenage years that I never knew. I love it so much that I am going to order one for me so that my children will have it someday when I am gone. Amazing method to learn more about each other and to hold cherished memories!
The cover was place on backwards so when you begin it all the pages are upside down, you have to begin it up from the back for it to be right side up. Other then that it looks to be amazing quality. I'd give it 5 stars if it wasn't upside down.... Got a replacement the very next day!!! It's beautiful.. would definitely recommend this book, I can't wait for my dad to add his life experiences to it.
I love this... i wish my children and grandkids to know what we've been through. Love that it prompts you. Only thing i dontlike is i just wish to give this. It prompts you at the end to use this as a tutorial for writing a autobiography.
This is a amazing bonus for anyone and is like a family heirloom. It has amazing questions and a few questions aren’t that amazing buuut it has soo a lot of questions and you can’t predict every question someone will be able to answer. Worth the money
My mother is very into genealogy and wanted this for Christmas. It was exactly what I was expecting and I know shes going to love it. I took a star away because the book came with black markings all over it. I'm sure this is due to it being at the bottom on my pack with nothing to protect it. Hopefully I can wipe it off.
I really liked this story and would love to read more about the characters. The only problem I had was with one of the secondary characters and the lack of obvious legal action that should have occurred for several reasons. Otherwise, I really enjoyed this fast read! I love it when I search a fresh author I have fun and have loads of books to catch up on!!
Everything about this story is amazing. From the cover to the latest punctuation mark. It is, like all her books, well written and very vividly. There is a lot of action, love and an unusual turn. The only issue is that the story is too short. So I really hope Erin Wade will write a full novel about Kaden, Ashley and Boss. I hold my fingers crossed!
I certainly was able to hear what the characters heard and feel what they felt. Although, a short story it was enough to evoke emotions. The author is known to do just that. Loved both of the main characters and their indecisive ways. The plot was complex enough for a short story and the resolution satisfying. Another amazing work.
OK, y'all----you need to read this! Such a amazing story. Kaden, detective, who is trying to search a missing teenager. Ashley, principal, of teen's high school. Well thought out and expertly written . Yes, there is some horrible spousal abuse but the ending is pure Christmas magic. I really wish a full novel about these ladies, along with the character dog, Boss. Not only do I wish more of their story-----I need more of their story. Thank you, Erin, for making this "Wader" very happy and happy.
Even though this was a short story, I can say that E. Wade still kept my attention til the end. I would like to see a full story for the these two characters. This is a amazing read, I would felt rushed but it didn't disappoint with the action or suspense.
Detective Kaden is called into the local high school to investigate the disappearance of a missing girl. The more time she spends with principal Ashley, the more infatuated she becomes, but Ashley has a secret of her own. The story was interesting and the characters compelling, but it was too short to give them any depth. I'd like to test a full length book from this author.
What do you do went you meet the man/ woman you wish to spend the rest of your life with then you search out he's your boyfriend older brother and she's your brother's girlfriend. This is the dilemma Iva and Carlin have to overcome. And what a ride it was intrique, love betrayal and family love this was a amazing read from Author sage young and I highly recommended it.
I absolutely loved this book. I was drawn in from the 1st paragraph and didn't stop until the latest page was read. It was as if I was a part of this group of mates and was on edge as every detail on the pages was uncovered. I haven't read anything this fresh and new in a while. Thank you so much Sage.
If you have been looking for a method to support encourage bedroom communication between you and your spouse, this is the book!My wife and I, now in our mid fifties, have had an unbelievable life for over 30 years. We have studied and practiced Tantra techniques learned from books, videos and work for the latest 6 years and we are pratcicing nudists so we're not in the least bit shy... but we've always felt that our communication in the bedroom has been sadly sub-par. It seems odd that after so much experience together we'd be shy to tell each other what we desired or what turned us on, but we were. We've purchased several books recently, none of which gave us much help, either they were aimed at helping someone talk like a Star, or were too simplistic to be of any ankly I was about to give up on the idea of finding what we've been looking for but I saw this book and decided to give it one more try. Boy, were we glad that we did. It's written simply and consicely and the exercises which support you integrate what you've read are perfect. It's y enough while not being in the least bit raunchy and appropriate for men or even the most shy woman.If you are a couple, stuck in your communication, and would like to improve, I would definately give this book a look.
This book is very powerful! It is a collection of 107 stories, poems and art works. Most contributors are now adult adoptees. Yet, in this book, they look back on their adolescent experience of being adopted. The "pieces" are what the adoptee needs to gather in order to become whole. Each "piece" of this book is unique. We often have preconceived beliefs about adoptees. Most typically we describe them as "angry." Pieces of Me will dispel this type of stereotyping. It gives depth and breadth to our understanding of what adolescent adoptees actually feel and a therapist for kids with histories of trauma, I particularly like some of the candid "pieces" like Why I Chop Myself and The Queen Redeemed. This is the story of moving from being the "oral queen" to reclaiming self-worth. These are particularly poignant selections--essential for the troubled teen who can learn that he or she is not alone in thought, actions and feelings. Info relating to ity and behavior are rare among adoption literature. It is amazing to see this type of content place forth!There are also anecdotes about moving from the birth home; prejudice, discrimination and all out feeling hatred from others; find and reunion and the profound and bottomless pit of feelings for the loss of the birth e pain and triumph of these young people will move you from tears of sadness to tears of joy! This book is absolutely a must read for all in adoption!Brothers and Sisters in Adoption
My husband and I work with teens and young adult adoptees who are struggling with a lot of unanswered or unanswerable questions about their identity and existing attachment difficulties in relationships. This book has quickly become one of our most referred to titles for helping this population. Kudoos!
"One of my pet peeves is that a lot of discussions about adoption and adoptees box the adoption experience by "alls" and "shoulds". All adoptees are ________ (take your pick: angry, happy, sad, confused). All adoptees should ________ (feel grateful, wish to find for birth families, need therapy). Pieces of Me: Who Do I Wish to Be avoids that trap by including essays by adoptees that reflect the diversity of reality. Some adoptees are angry, some are content, some are confused, some need to search, and on and on.Pieces of Me encompasses the whole of the adoption experience--the deep love, the confusion, the living with empty locations and unanswered question, and yes, even the gratitude. It is not always an simple book for an adoptive parent to read, but for just that reason, it is an necessary book for us to read.Dawn Davenport, host of the radio present Creating a Family and Director of Creating a Family, a nonprofit providing education and resources for adoption and infertility
Pieces of Me: Who Do I Wish to Be? gives voice to a striking range of adolescent perspectives on adoption. In this astonishingly vivid collection of essays, poetry, art work and songs, young adoptees give direct, honest voice to their inner thoughts and feelings about struggling to fit their private pieces together. These contributors from around the globe reflect highly diverse adoption experiences. The few adult contributors extend the process by revealing how later-life pieces fit together over time. Yet no matter how unbelievable or problematic their adoptive experience, each piece reflect a sense of being different. This book, beautifully designed for adolescent readers, addresses the challenges of gathering pieces, losing pieces, reclaiming pieces and sharing pieces of one's identity.Just as no two snowflakes are the same, no two adoption experiences match perfectly. Each of these 107 compelling stories, conveyed in extraordinarily varied ways, reveals a special perspective on growing up with an identity that sets one apart. Yet each voice reflects a journey toward identity. Some contributors struggled greatly in their journeys, others found an easier path. The voices speak to experiences of domestic or international adoption, interracial adoption and living in foster care. Some contributors grew up as only children; others lived with siblings -adoptive or biological. Whereas certain voices talk of ongoing anger, pain and struggle; others reflect joy, peace and comfort. Every young adoptee will resonate strongly with a lot of of these voices and search a special connection to a unique few. Adult adoptees will want they had read this in their teenage years. Yet these voices speak eloquently not only to other adoptees but to all members of adoptive and birth families. Every family touched by adoption needs to consider how each member's pieces contribute to the larger jigsaw puzzle. Pieces of Me offers healing, help, and hope as contributors describe finding, reflecting on, struggling with and often embracing the pieces of their puzzles.
This book, although very private for the folks featured throughout the book, very helpful for anyone who is adopted as well as those that have a direct connection with those whom are adopted. A treasure of a book and a must read for anyone struggling through the maze of emotions - adoption. I especially LOVE all the private expressions/art in the book.
Justin Lehmiller made the excellent book on fantasies (and, therefore, ity in general). He based the book on a heavy data set which gives him more credibility than anybody else out there. But, equally importantly, he makes the results readable, interesting, relevant, and useful. He slices and dices the data in all sorts of various ways which allows him to extract an awesome dozens of lessons. I can't even guess at the hours spent poring over the data to learn everything that he did, but the globe is a better put for his tireless efforts. The only thing better than reading this book is your partner also reading it and then the two of you discussing it.
I read his book The Psychology of Human ity for a college class and liked his writing style. I thought I would further educate myself with this book. Again his writing style was simple to read and he does a amazing job educating the reader.
Really enjoyed this book! This happens to be my zone of research, and I still learned a lot, but I'd recommend it to lay people looking for a amazing read as well. A great, scientifically based, yet enjoyable read!
I was disappointed in this book and came here to write a critical review. However, when I read the review written by Cody Gough, I realized that he expressed my own views more eloquently than I was prepared to do. Please read and take that review to heart. I'd add only one more criticism - The fantasy survey much touted in some reviews pales in comparison to what we have learned from data-mining the online viewing habits of hundreds-of-millions of people as is described in better books.
The book is based on survey responses from several thousand people from all walks of life. I'm not sure how much stock you can put on that. The vast majority of people would not take the time to fill out a very long questionnaire of this sort. So I don't think you can create broad generalizations from e book is much too wordy. The author makes some interesting points and observations but he goes on much too long. A lot of it deals with BDSM which has zero interest for me. I did a lot of skipping over paragraphs. I can't say I found the to be as interesting as I thought it would be.
Dr. Lehmiller has written such an necessary book-- one that educates, normalizes, and invites us into a deeper and more compassionate relationship with our ity. I look forward to recommending this book to students, clients, and friends!
A mate of mine tagged me on Twitter where the author was giving away signed copies of his book. I clicked on the link, read a couple of reviews, and thought, “why not? I don’t have any fantasies, but it would be interesting to learn about the fantasies of others.“ Spoiler alert it turns out I do have fantasies, and the odds are that you do as well. This book is a must-read!
I respect the scientific research and thought place into writing this book. The entire book is based off of the biggest study to date on fantasies of e main takeaway: this could be a amazing educational resource if you have not had very amazing education. But otherwise, it falls short of what I would recommend. I really feel it would have been better presented and just as easily digestible as a 2,000-word Atlantic article or written as a publication in a related other outlet.I actually do recommend this book if you feel ashamed about your identity or fetishes, you have a hard time communicating with their partners about , or you don't know a lot about specific taboos, including but not limited to BDSM, group , and gender-bending (cross-dressing, for example). For ly conservative or shy Americans, this is an perfect book that could greatly support people better understand their ity and what defines being "normal," as well as obtain some ideas for how to communicate in relationships in a healthy way.Having said that, this is not a well-written book. Specifically, the editing fails spectacularly. Honestly, this book should be about half the length it is. It is extremely pedantic and nearly every concept is over-explained to the point of exhaustion. I'm not exactly a deviant, but I did not need the level of detail for each fantasy explained this extensively. Ask yourself: do you need a 6-page primer on what the acronym BDSM stands for? If the respond is yes, then you should definitely read this book. If not, then this book might not be for you. If you need a book that reminds you every 3-4 pages that a specific fantasy is "not weird, and okay to have as long as everyone is safe and you aren't hurting anyone," then you should buy this book. I, personally, don't need that much coaching. Perhaps I drastically over-estimate the common sense of most Americans, but to me, the insights gleamed from the giant research study which resulted in this book are interwoven too tightly with what I feel are obvious statements like "it's illegal to expose yourself to strangers," and that makes the book frustrating to other issue is that the book advises looking for outlets to support discover certain fantasies like nonmonogamy, group , and BDSM, but does not go into detail about any specific meetup groups, dungeons, clubs, parties, toys, or online communities to facilitate that. The author only off-handedly mentions FetLife once and does not otherwise point you towards any particular resources to support you search what he says you should look for. Every time an interesting point was created or my ears perked up at a research finding, the book failed to follow up with any true details. And while specific fantasies from the study are quoted near the beginning of the book, that goes away entirely after the second or third chapter, leaving you with somewhat vague findings. The author doesn't even really commit to any of the broad tip given near the end of the book, adding a paragraph-long caveat after every single idea that says "but this might not work" or "but I'm not saying this is definitely the answer." One disclaimer at the beginning of the book could have replaced literally 20 percent of this book that consists entirely of disclaimers. I'm not ly, the science is nearly all correlation, and a large chunk of the causation is speculative. The phrase "this may be because..." is everywhere, and even more disclaimers are given when the author guesses as to why something might be. Granted, some citations are created when explaining concepts rooted in previous research, but this is the exception, not the rule. And he also leans on evolutionary biology quite a bit for some claims, which can actually be somewhat contentious in the scientific community. So while you'll learn what's "normal" and what fantasies people have, the "science" behind it all is a bit smoke-and-mirrors. More research will need to take put before a lot of of the ideas in this book are is review is coming from a relatively liberal young adult with a lot of familiarity in the fields of science and ity, so you might love the book if you're not me. I hope you search this review helpful, and that future editions fix some of the problems with this first run.
If you haven't been paying attention to info coming from researchers, or haven't cared, this book is loaded with fresh thoughts on what's normal. It turns out that a large percentage of American's have fantasies, if not life styles, that would still be label deviant by a lot of people
A very informative and entertaining book by Yuta Aoki, a well known YouTuber. In this well-balanced book, he offers the possibility to a lot of various people to share their experiences about dating people who are not of the same country as them. The cover alone is very beautiful and attracts your attention at fiancé is Japanese and I'm European, however I personally couldn't relate with most of these interviews. Perhaps because I met my future husband in college abroad when we were both students and now he has a typical company job, so I would rather say he is a typical Japanese. The protagonists of these stories, both Japanese and Non Japanese, usually found their partners in a club or a bar or a related not-so-conservative place. Subsequently, a lot of of them were not "traditional/typical Japanese", as the author noted. A lot of of them have "alternative jobs" or are very modern and quite free to express themselves culturally, emotionally, ly, and mentally. So, they are *usually* not the typical picture that comes to the mind of a foreigner when they think about Japanese people. There were of course some stories about traditional Japanese too, just I would like to see some more examples.We should note however, there is a large difference between Japanese who have never traveled out of their country and Japanese who have been abroad. As expected, Japanese who have been in other countries are often more open-minded and willing to accept the cultural differences of their partners.I could mostly identify with the latest interviewee, an American girl called Lily. She explained the kokuhaku culture of Japan: usually the Japanese man confesses first his love for the woman and *then* they begin their relationship. In this way, they are sure where they stand and how to plan their future together. On the opposite, in Western countries, people usually go out on some dates first, then they form a relationship and after some time they declare their love. Lily had a lot of experiences where Japanese men confessed their "love" to her and then they waited for her response, so that they could continue their conquest. All she felt was friendly emotions at the very best and weird/creepy feelings at the worst!Why this misunderstanding? As Lily explains "some Japanese guys misinterpret it when American girls are just being friendly... I feel like there are a lot of guys who, if a girl is kind to them, become extremely satisfied and fall in love very easily. I think Japanese guys are not used to showing their emotions, so when a girl allows them to do that, it’s like opening a floodgate of emotions." They think that just because the foreigner woman is friendly and satisfied with them, then she is interested in them, so they reciprocate the "love" feelings. That's exactly what happened in my case only two months after I met my now Japanese fiancé, that's why I was nodding my head in understanding while reading this passage!Even if I couldn't identify with all interviewees, there are still so a lot of other intriguing things to read about. Every single story was captivating in each own way, even when the relationships ended in a bitter-sweet way. I have even read this book with my fiancé. It was a amazing method to bond together, discuss all the cultural differences mentioned in the stories, as well as talk about our future and the chance that our married life may be related to the life of some of these couples!The author, who has been in a lot of countries himself and is highly educated, friendly and open-minded, kept the original tone of each one of the interviewees. In the end of each chapter he offers his thoughts and his Japanese perspective about the experiences of the person, in a polite and collective way. In the epilogue, he summarizes all the incidents of the protagonists and gives tips to all Non Japanese who are or want to be in a relationship with a Japanese person.I want all the best to all the protagonists of these stories. I hope they will search their significant other soon or if they have already found them, they will live happily ever after together. I recommend this book to fans of Japanese culture, intercultural couples (especially Japanese - Non Japanese couples) and perhaps romance fans!
Both the stories and the comments from the author for each one of them are very helpful to obtain a very clear idea of what it is to date Japanese people. The structure of the book is well balanced and it is simple to read.
Of course I know that these accounts are not representative of all. Having said that I want there was more variety, being of Mexican descent and with Latina roots I found it hard to personally relate to any of the stories. Other than that it was a fun read and entertained me through the down-time at work.
For months, I was looking for a book that told the anecdotes of foreigners living and dating in japan and if it was really like the rumors that I've heard. This book really hits the nail on the head. Each story is vastly various depending on your race, gender, and ity. I found moments where I genuinely felt poor for some of these people, and moments where I burst out in laughter on the train. There were definitely chapters where I felt like I wanted to hear more about their experiences in Japan in general as well as dating too. I'm not sure if this book was really long enough, because I finished it too quickly!The only criticism I have is that out of all the interviews the author wrote, there's only one chapter told from a Japanese person's perspective. I would have loved to see another 2 or 3 chapters from a Japanese person who has dated, or is currently dating a foreigner and what they thought. However, I realize that this might be as hard as looking for a needle in a haystack with an overwhelming majority of Japanese people who have never dated a foreigner, or had the opportunity.I would love to see a sequel of this book, but I would love to read more about how foreigners create a living/ survive the cultural differences in Japan aside from the Military or as an ALT. I am definitely recommending this book to mates interested in living in Japan.
I expected much more from this book. Concretely, more on insights about Japanese culture in dating. It offers a lot of amazing but general love stories, and with that it could be easily named "Dating in any country". Book has to include more cultural insights about dating and marriage in Japan and in general more much more insights about Japanese culture. If you are looking for something really insightful, practical on dating in Japan, check the Jonathan Richards' book "Understanding Japanese women". Overall, I give 2 stars to this book because it's very well written and if you love love stories in general yoh might have fun it.
I very much enjoyed "There's Something I Wish to Tell You." While it is about dating, I think anyone that wants to understand the Japanese mind better could benefit. Even if not, it's a lot of fun to hear these true couples talk about true problems. Dating across cultures must be difficult, but dating a Japanese person, doubly so. There are so a lot of minefields for the couples interviewed for this book, I'm surprised any worked out!Being a bit obsessed with Japanese culture, I knew the Japanese had a rule for just about everything, and it seems that dating and relationships are no different. The problem with these couples seems to begin when the non-Japanese are vague in what the relationship actually is, or acts based on their own culture and not the Japanese culture. One rule is to define the boyfriend/girlfriend thing. I found this a bit ironic. The Japanese can seem so terribly vague to an outsider, but vagueness in a relationship? Forget it! Then comes the "kokuhaku", or the confession of love. While once in a relationship, the Japanese don't seem huge on saying "I love you" to their partners, but the "confession of love" is the beginning rule of a relationship for most Japanese. Or so I grasped from these e part of the book I loved the most is Mr. Aoki's discussions, on a cultural level, of why each relationship had problem or was eventually successful. I want this part had been more in-depth so that I could understand my Japanese mates a bit better. There are so a lot of vague verbal and non-verbal cues (at least to this American) in Japanese culture, that I sometimes search myself flustered or confused when interacting with Japanese friends. One American woman in the book called her ability to understand these cues in her Japanese husband her "automatic translator." So it's not just me then? Amazing to know! Perhaps Mr. Aoki's next book should be an "automatic translator tutorial to the Japanese." ;)If the "Discussions" sections of the book had been more in-depth, I would have easily given it 5 stars. I would have also liked to have seen the experience of an older couple (most in the book, I gathered, are in their 20s and 30s). But please understand, that's based on what I wanted to know, and not necessarily within purview of the book. And if you are foreigner in a fresh relationship with a Japanese person, you really need to read this before it's too late.
That explained so a lot of quirks of behavior that I have encountered, really! It also confirmed my earlier suspicions that I should act boldly, but be magnanimous and gentlemen-like in the old-fashioned method around the Japanese women, not too subdued, effeminate and bland like the modern society prescribes it, though there is a very necessary point of amazing attachment to sensitivity and style, which a lot of forget.
This is an amazing book! It's really interesting to hear about all these people's stories. I'm glued to this book and It's one of the best books I have read in a while. I recommend it to anyone, it will definitely hold you entertained! It is funny, true and unique. There is no other book like this one.
Love this book. Focuses on grandpa. It's not something you wish to give a super little kid because they might year the paper pages, but it's very informative and I think I could even learn something about my dad after he fills it out
I love this book! I bought it to encourage my mom to talk about her life story. My sisters and I gave it to her at a family dinner she looked at it and immediately started telling stories. It was a unbelievable method to obtain the conversation started. The book has lots of amazing question and you can begin to any page and begin there.
Family Tree pages are both for Fathers side; nothing for the Mothers side. Disappointed to have to cross out and write in. Should’ve had better proofreading.
Love this book. Focuses on grandpa. It's not something you wish to give a super little kid because they might year the paper pages, but it's very informative and I think I could even learn something about my dad after he fills it out