Sunday, May 1, 2016
What a page turner! I listened to this while driving across the country and almost didn't want to stop to eat or get gas or anything because it was so suspenseful. Saw what you will about whether or not it qualifies as literature, but it certainly made me think about sexual abuse, human trafficking, and the role of police in new ways that I may not have ever thought about if I had not read this series.
My absolute favorite book of the year. What an amazing ability Gawande has to write so clearly about such complicated and emotionally explosive topics. Unbelievable how he winds in the threads of his own life and experiences with careful research about experts in the field of aging and death.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Listened to a few chapters, and learned some interesting patterns about the most popular online TED talks, should probably finish the book to see what the other ones are, but most are common sense, like telling stories, identifying emotion, finding common ground with the audience, etc