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Stewart Bell

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Wow. Just Wow!!

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Reviewed: 05-08-2020

This is a beautifully read exceptionally written account of one inspirational man and his life. I had no idea such a humble and amazing person was behind this brand. I will be recommending this to everybody!

A Life’s Work and a marvel

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Reviewed: 16-02-2020

This is a book everyone should read. For years I also had the gut feeling that something about traditional psychology - treatment based around asking people to relive past traumas - didn’t sit right. This book and the approach it introduces - logotherapy - makes total sense and is now something science is increasingly understand. In short, if you find yourself wondering what life is about and the path to clarity and even happiness, your purpose right now should be to experience Frankll’s wisdom and the incredible story of how he found it.

Insightful but with a strong underlying political viewpoint

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Reviewed: 16-02-2020

I thought the book was excellent on many, many levels and something well worth having experienced. At the same time I found myself becoming increasingly aware of the authors (unconscious?) political biases the more I listened which, like spotting the camera mic whilst watching a move, drew me out of the narrative a little. The viewpoint - nomadic man good, modern man bad - is one that I understand, but can’t truly appreciate unless I come to believe that the only solution to all the problems of the modern world is devolution, which I can’t. If you can put that to one side, you’ll find this a thought provoking book.

Good but a little fractured

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Reviewed: 16-02-2020

Love Malcolm Gladwell’s story driven investigations of the nuances of human behaviour and when he’s also the narrator, it brings his work to life. This is another great piece of work. However, the trail of the narrative seems to go a little off track mid way, where the earlier insight into how and why the natural human inclination to trust comes from is replaced by a dive into sexual abuse and other dark deeds which, whilst not entirely irrelevant, feels a little out of place I enjoyed it but reached the end looking for a point that would pull it all together, and was left with questions unanswered.

Solid Ronson though not his best

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Reviewed: 16-02-2020

I’m a big Ronson fan and the combo of the interview + daisy chain + slightly campy narration is great for dipping in and out of daily. This was another great study of extremism and enjoyable. It’s not up there with Butterfly Effect for example and those not familiar with Ronson’s work might want to start there, but for fans you won’t be disappointed