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Interesting story - flawed man.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-2019

Tyson’s lives an interesting life but still fails to take responsibility for most of his actions and spends a lot of time pointing out the flaws in others (particular his ex wife, girlfriends and former business associates) while down playing the impact his drug addictions, rampant cheating, desire to be a gangster, god complex and selfishness contributed to this. The book deviates between repentance and bragging in great detail about the wild parties and drugs making for a jumbled message to readers... is he sorry.. or just just sorry it had to stop?
Even at the end I couldn’t keep track of how many kids Tyson has had and was saddened by how little a part they play in his life. I hope his kids have someone in their life who cares about them. Also whoever ghost wrote this should have cut waaaay down on some of the romantic prose. The book jumps a few times out of pure Tyson into an English major who needs to put away the thesaurus.

Meh

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-06-2018

The whole book is just a bunch of stats and genric stories about Jordan assembled in sequential order. the author has put effort into assembling this but there's no insight you couldn't get with some spare time and access to Google. I learnt nothing about Michael Jordan that Wikipedia couldn't teach me.

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Educational but lacking personal connection.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-08-2015

An interesting, albeit highly curated, look into the life of a great Australian leader.

This book is mainly a collection of political anecdotes and recollections of events that occurred during his career.
It really doesn't delve too deeply into his motivations, personal life or family etc. Even as a major supporter and fan of Howard I felt this book ran very long, often focusing on the minutiae of events that hold little interest.

I think I took away some greater knowledge on the political environment during his years in Canberra, and it was an interesting look at how major policy was developed and implemented, but I don't walk away from this feeling I got to know Mr Howard at all well due to how curated this book was, a disappointing feeling after 54 hours of listening.

Still well worth a listen for anyone interested in Australian politics.

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