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ANGELA J PORRITT

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Very interesting & inspiring but...

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-2018

I found this book to be very interesting & inspiring with lots of stories & anecdotes to keep me listening. Listening to the recipes read out loud got a bit dry but mainly because all the measurements were given in pounds which had me constantly trying to convert 1 pound to 453.6, say 454 grams and then to kilograms for the even bigger numbers. At times I'd use 500 grams to simplify the maths but then be wondering by how much I'd overestimated, then realise I'd missed the next couple of sentences and ingredients. In the end I ignored the measurements but I think this took away the impact of some of the stories. At the very least, given the metric system has been the international standard since about 1957 and the US standard since 1997, both imperial & metric values should've been stated. Otherwise good to listen to and I will listen again, though ready to pause with pen & paper in hand.

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Interesting and insightful

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-2017

As a female reader I would question a few of the statements made, but overall a very interesting and insightful read into the human condition.

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