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Success Is a Choice: Ten Steps to Overachieving in Business and Life
Success Is a Choice: Ten Steps to Overachieving in Business and Life
von Rick Pitino
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 11,60

3.0 von 5 Sternen Some Good Advice but Not Too Deep, 30. Juli 2000
This book is a very fast read and Pitino hammers home some key points such as setting realistic short term goals. Also he emphasizes the importance of maintaining focused and keeping a positive attitude. He gives some examples from his coaching experiences. Some stories stand out more than others.
However, many parts of this book seem to repeat itself. Pitino does not distinguish each chapter enough. Somehow Pat Riley's The Winner Within offers better examples that are more special. None the less there is more good than bad and and any sports fan will appreciate Pitino's basic candor.


A Twist of Fate
A Twist of Fate
von Robyn Williams
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen A Tale of Perserverance And Passion, 3. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: A Twist of Fate (Gebundene Ausgabe)
This fine novel by Robyn Williams is extremely captivating. The liner notes summarize this book as the story of a relationship with Music Industry Mongul Sam Ross and Superstar Songwriter and Musician Ashlea Jordan. However, this book is so much more than just that. Robyn Williams really gives the reader a clear view of all the characters in this thrilling novel whether it be the coniving Tracey, the savvy Kyliah, or Ashlea's firm but fair Grandma Julia. You really see all the trials and tribulations that Ashlea Jordan went through from the painful moments as a child, to her very humble beginnings trying to make it as a peformer, to her up and down love affair with Sam. And lets not forget about the Senator or Parris either. Then there's the life long friendship with Kyliah. The emotions that come between Kyliah and Ashleas are as critical to the story as between Sam and Ashlea as it further underscores that a good friendship can be more important than a relationship with alot of passion.
The relationships between the other characters are all portrayed very deeply as one can really reach into the souls of Paris, Claudette, Charla, Stephanie, and all the others previously mentioned and unmentioned. Its very interesting to view what path someone's life will take. Robyn Williams is able to detail Ashlea's trials and tribulations and offer keen insight into the different worlds she encountered. This is an excellent story that will captivate almost any reader. I just hope to see the day when it becomes a motion picture.


The Highly Sensitive Person in Love: How Your Relationships Can Thrive When the World Overwhelms You
The Highly Sensitive Person in Love: How Your Relationships Can Thrive When the World Overwhelms You
von Elaine Aron
  Gebundene Ausgabe

4.0 von 5 Sternen Some Worthwhile Information, 15. Juni 2000
This book reches out to a previously unnoticed population and the people that are in love with them. It explains many theories and gets fairly in depth. The book is a nice reference to look back at now and then as Dr. Arons explores alot of situations that come up between two HSP's in love as well as an HSP and a non HSP. The book is not an easy read as much of the language is quite profound. However, it does bring HSP's better in touch with themselves. Also, some of the explanations can cue non HSP's into the world HSP's face everyday. The same people who can cry at the slightest provocation can also deeply appreciate the inner beauties of art and music. Its good that Dr Arons is in touch with herself and recognizes that these people have a prominent role in our society.


Wall Street Money Machine: Volume 1
Wall Street Money Machine: Volume 1
von Wade B. Cook
  Gebundene Ausgabe

4.0 von 5 Sternen It Opens Up Some Good Ideas, 16. Mai 2000
This book will definitely have you thinking how to maximize your returns. Is it all acccurate and fool proof? No, but each person has utilize Wade's ideas and make them work fo his or her own situation. The Writing Covered Calls Strategy is probably the most useful part of the book. This strategy and consistently add extra income to profits and minimize losses. Also, the glossary of terms and the recommended book section can be helpful.
What comes off a bit irritating is the constant selling of Wade Cook's Seminars. When I read a book, I don't want to be sold constantly throughout several chapters to attend a seminar and that the cost will be made up through all my successful trades. [17~Also, some of the more complicated stock plays are not that easily understandable(Bull Put Spreads, eg.). This is where the PR Campaign goes full force to sell you on these seminars.
I say buy this book and know your budget and risk tolerance before proceding any further.


Every Man Has His Price: The True Story of Wrestling's Million-Dollar Man
Every Man Has His Price: The True Story of Wrestling's Million-Dollar Man
von Ted Dibiase
  Taschenbuch

4.0 von 5 Sternen Goes Beyond The Mat, 13. Mai 2000
Ted DiBiase's book has a different slant than the biographies about Mick Foley, The Rock, and Arn Anderson. Ted' story not only deals with his struggles in the wrestling world but also his relationship with God and family. The reader gets a good idea of the pain Mr. DiBiase went through when he suddenly lost his father. Also revealed is the emotions of watching his mother perform and later how his mother withered away into a shell of her former self. Ted also gives us some insight into the legends such as Terry Funk and Harley Race who made wrestling what it is today. The reader really gets a feel into the character of Ted and his constituents as they their jobs with pride and dignity.
This is a special book that can spread to reeligious audiences as well as wrestling fans as one can see that Ted DiBiase has learned to become true to his beliefs.


Rolling Stocks: Making Money on the Ups and Downs
Rolling Stocks: Making Money on the Ups and Downs
von Gregory Witt
  Gebundene Ausgabe

3.0 von 5 Sternen Good Idea, Needs More Development, 29. April 2000
As an active stock trader, I found this book basically helpful. The concept it introduces is very good and it encourages the use of graphs and charts. However, the author needs to incoporate some more specifics and probably includes how the Daily Moving Averages can help apply this principle. This is a good theory but it needs to relate better to specific situations as there is a fine line when to play a stock that might roll in a range and when not to. The book only partially sucedes in that respect.


Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks
Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks
von Mick Foley
  Gebundene Ausgabe

4.0 von 5 Sternen An In Depth View Of The Wrestling World, 26. April 2000
Probably the best thing about this autobiography is the fact that Mick Foley brings you right up close to the action whether it be in the ring or outside it. Mick gives some witty insights on his fellow comrades which gives the Wrestling fans some good insight of the many characters that appear in the WWF as well as the other federations.
This is not a book for the squeamish, as many of Mick Foley's thoughts seem to stem from a troubled childhood. It is not pleasant to read about Mankind's numerous injuries. What Mankind failed to realize during his career was that he did not always have to play the part of the tortured mascocistic soul. Mick had the ability to win over any crowd with his wit and safe wrestling moves without resorting to jeopardizing his life for a bunch of blood thirsty fans by falling from great heights such as in Hell In A Cell.
Overall, this is an excellent view of the Wrestling Business and all fans who don't mind some blood and gore in their reading should make this a purchase. However, Mick's point of view in some places may be lacking as don't forget all the chair shots to the head can have a long last effect on anyone.


The Rock Says
The Rock Says
von The Rock
  Gebundene Ausgabe

4.0 von 5 Sternen Focused And Inspiring, 15. März 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Rock Says (Gebundene Ausgabe)
For a 27 year old, the Rock Says.....some pretty inspiring things. For one, he appreciates how others have helped him out. Also, he has a powerful loving relationship with his lovely wife, Dani. It really impressed me that no matter where he is in the world, Rock..uh Dwayne Johnson always found the time during any day of his life, to call his wife. To me that speaks alot about true love.
There is quite alot of information in here about Rocky's 27 years. A great deal of emotions, feelings, and some inspiring stories. I have mixed feelings about when Dwayne turns into the Rock Character in mid-book. Its an interesting special effect when he takes on his Rock Persona in his match with Steve Austin. However, all those curse words are unnecessary. Also, I wish The Rock talked more about his relationship with the other Federation Superstars besides Steve Austin and Owen Hart. The Chapters on Austin and Hart were well done.
Overall, this is a good light read as I would not be surprised if a follow-up to this biography. The Rock is without a doubt the best dude on the stick in all of the Wrestling World and it shows as Rocky is getting offers to appear in movies and television left and right. Rock Man, there may be a day when you become the "Among The Premiere Entertainers" in all worlds one day!


Loose Balls: As Told by the Players, Coaches, and Movers and Shakers Who Made It Happen
Loose Balls: As Told by the Players, Coaches, and Movers and Shakers Who Made It Happen
von Terry Pluto
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen Fun Light Reading, 2. März 2000
I remember reading this book many years ago. Then I came accross a Mr. Maxx review that I actually agreed with and figured why not put in my two cents. The story of the wild days of ABA is told in a very witty easy to read manner that will have any reader comming back for more. Even though the ABA was around for a short time, it had a strong impact on today's NBA. Many players, coaches, and announcers contributed to this book which makes it a worthy read for any sports fan.


The Partner
The Partner
von John Grisham
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 5,60

4.0 von 5 Sternen Solid Like The Rest, 14. Februar 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Partner (Taschenbuch)
Although John Grisham sticks with a pretty simple premise for most if not all of his novels, it is pretty darn effective. The Partner is no exception. I read the first 160 pages in a few hours one evening and found it very captivating. Its very interesting as the storyline unfolds where the protaganist's character evolves into something somewhat unexpected. Grisham provides enough details and subplots to keep the story interesting yet not overly drawn out to the point where the reader is left wondering,"gee what happened?" Anyway, its a fairly quick read so go buy it.


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