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  • Mentors

  • How to Help and Be Helped
  • By: Russell Brand
  • Narrated by: Russell Brand
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Could happiness lie in helping others and being open to accepting help yourself? Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped describes the impact that a series of significant people have had on the author - from the wayward youths he tried to emulate growing up in Essex, through the first ex-junkie sage, to the people he turns to today to help him be a better father. It explores how we all - consciously and unconsciously - choose guides, mentors and heroes throughout our lives and examines the new perspectives they can bring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So short...but another great book!

  • By RR, Essex on 25-01-19

So short...but another great book!

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

Reviewed: 25-01-19

Not as many LOL moments in this book as his last couple, but just as poetic in places. A lot of it is good common sense, and I was hoping he would go more into the process of mentoring and being mentored...more like a Tony Robbins style 1) ask these questions 2) learn which submodalities are being focused on...more NLP-type techniques to mastering or passing on mastery - it's clearly more of an art, than a science (NLP, science, 😂) here. For each of the areas being mentored the focus is always the psychological hole that's being filled more than skills and techniques themselves (unlike The First 20 Hours book), but as a white working class male from Essex, very relatable. Guitar lesson booked for tomorrow morning 😁 looking forward to the next book

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  • When Breath Becomes Air

  • By: Paul Kalanithi
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037

The New York Times number-one best seller. At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deeply touching & a story of bravery

  • By Angie on 25-03-16

Alright

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-03-17

Didn't love this book, but it was good and I admire the author for his courage and appreciate him sharing his journey. Food for thought I guess.