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  • Reclaiming Parkland

  • Tom Hanks, Vincent Bugliosi, and the JFK Assassination in the New Hollywood
  • By: James DiEugenio
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Reclaiming Parkland details the failed attempt of Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman - cofounder of the production company Playtone - to make Vincent Bugliosi’s mammoth book about the Kennedy assassination, Reclaiming History, into a miniseries. It exposes the questionable origins of Reclaiming History in a dubious mock trial for cable television, in which Bugliosi played the role of an attorney prosecuting Lee Harvey Oswald for murder, and how this formed the basis for the epic tome.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank goodness

  • By Bwilson on 02-02-18

Thank goodness

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Reviewed: 02-02-18

Buglisoi has fame....and having loved Helter Skelter, I was crestfallen after his reclaiming history/ 4 days in November books. As is pointed out so well in this here book, the irony almost leaps out the pages as he uses discrediting methods when criticising conspiracy theorists, so familiar to his own writing in the two aforementioned biopics.

This redress is vital and beautifully done

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,053
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,689

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just ok

  • By Kts on 11-03-17

Odd

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Reviewed: 27-06-17

After scintillating start, I found it developed into a collection of uncorrelated ramblings . I hoped for instruction and less observation. Maybe I'm missing the point.

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  • How I Conquered Call Reluctance, Fear of Self-Promotion & Increased My Prospecting!

  • By: Sidney C. Walker
  • Narrated by: Sidney C. Walker
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Are you ready to conquer your call reluctance? That is the promise of this book! Everybody is promoting something, and most of us have some resistance to the process of getting other people interested in whatever you are offering. The resources in this book are a reflection of 30-plus years as a full-time sales performance coach. This information has helped thousands of people break through their barriers and find the will to make the prospecting calls they need to make.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • terrific and comprehensive . Extremely helpful.

  • By Bwilson on 01-02-17

terrific and comprehensive . Extremely helpful.

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Reviewed: 01-02-17

I like many have struggled in this area. But this is as good a book as I have seen on the subject. highly recommended