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Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus & 10 Similar Books
Today we review books: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray & 10 Other Similar Books. Popular marriage counselor and seminar leader John Gray provides a unique, practical, and proven way for men and women to communicate and relate better by acknowledging…

  • Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
    Welcome to our blog on Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life" by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for wh…
  • Boundaries in Dating by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
    "Boundaries in Dating" is a book written by Henry Cloud and John Townsend, a clinical psychologist, and leadership consultant. Dating can be fun, but it's not easy. Meeting people is just one concern. Once you've met someone, then what? What do you build? Nothing, a sim…
  • Boundaries in Marriage by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
    Welcome to our review of "Boundaries in Marriage" by Henry Cloud and John Townsend! Only when you and your mate know and respect each other's needs, choices, and freedom can you give yourself freely and lovingly to one another? This unabridged audio version of Boundaries…
  • Book Review: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
    Picked up this book, mainly because the title attracted me, Anxious People by Fredrik Backman."Anxiety" is a state that many adults now have, including me, and this emotion always occurs from time to time. But what are the common characteristics of anxious people, what a…
  • Book Review: Dune by Frank Herbert
    Book review: Dune · Dune has an enduring appeal that makes it one of the most popular and influential science fiction novels of all time rank Herbert created a world completely different from the earth with his subtle brushwork. Planet Arakis. It is not only the territo…
  • Book Review: The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
    Introduction: The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition by William Peter BlattyAdapted from real and supernatural events, the most influential horror literature in the history of the Western Christian world addition to the "Bible", a book of revelation to understand the …
  • Jean-Christophe by Romain Rolland Book Review
    Jean-Christophe by Romain Rolland Book Review. This book is about the struggle between a musical genius and himself, art and society, and traces the evolution of a German musician in many artistic struggles. The protagonist Jean-Christophe is a character full of contrad…
  • Book Review: The Great Crash 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith
    Introduction of The Great Crash 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith The Great Crash 1929 was written by the famous economist Galbraith, this concise but insightful historical work has been reprinted since its first edition. Some chapters of the book also vividly describe the…
  • Book review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    "Pride and Prejudice" is Jane Austen's representative work, and it plays a connecting role in the history of British romantic novels. The plot of the novel is lively and vivid, and the language is fresh and beautiful, leaving a deep impression on people. Elizabeth was bo…
  • Book review: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    Jane Eyre is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë, published under the pen name "Currer Bell", on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England. The first American edition was published the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York. Primarily a bi…
  • Book Review: The Red and the Black by Stendhal
    Book Review: The Red and the Black by Stendhal Charting the rise and fall of an ambitious young social climber in a cruel, monarchical society, Stendhal's "The Red and the Black" is translated with an introduction and notes by Roger Gard in "Penguin Classics". Handsome,…
  • Book Review: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
    "Anna Karenina" is Leo Tolstoy's second landmark novel, written between 1873 and 1877. The work consists of two parallel and interrelated threads: one is the family, marriage, and love entanglement between Anna, Karenin, and Volinsky; the other is the love life of Levin…
  • Book Review: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
    Book Review of Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. The only novel ever published by American female writer Margaret Mitchell is "Gone with the Wind". Since the novel came out in 1936, it has been selling well, not only in the United States but also in the whole wor…
  • Book Review: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
    "Les Miserables" is another magnificent masterpiece created by the famous French romantic writer Victor Hugo after "Notre Dame de Paris". It is the novel that best represents Hugo's thought and artistic style. With excellent artistic expression, the book describes the t…
  • Book Review: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
    Introduction of "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens Dickens (1812-1870), was a 19th-century British writer. "A Tale of Two Cities" can be called the pinnacle of his late years. During the French Revolution, the famous doctor Manette accidentally witnessed the atro…
  • Book Review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    Introduction: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel—a black man charged wi…
  • Book Review - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
    Introduction to "The Graveyard Book"A baby. A cemetery. The end of an assassination, the beginning of a legend. In the cemetery. There are ghosts. There are also mysterious guardians. Even the god of death went on his own. (Don't worry. She is a kind lady.) In the huma…
  • Book Review: Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo
    Introduction of Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo "Notre Dame de Paris" is the French writer Victor Hugo's first romantic novel that caused a sensation. The novel is set in France under the rule of Louis 11 in the fifteenth century. Through a story of the brutal perse…
  • Book Reviews - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy is a vast epic centered on Napoleon's war with Russia. While it expresses Tolstoy's view that history is an inexorable process that man cannot influence, he peoples his great novel with a cast of over five hundred characters. At a glitterin…
  • Book Review: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
    Introduction of Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl Book Review We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not of talk and meditation, …
  • Book review: The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
    The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan HaidtIntroduction of The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt In his widely praised book, award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt examines the world's philosophical wisdom through the lens o…
  • Book Review: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
    Ender's Game: Making Teens Fall in Love with Science FictionThe famous American literary critic Ihab Hassan once said: "Science fiction may be philosophically naive, morally simple, aesthetically somewhat subjective, or crude, but it is at its best. On the one hand, it …
  • Book Review: Tap Dancing to Work by Carol J. Loomis
    Introduction of Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything by Carol J. Loomis book that made Buffett tap dance at the shareholder's meeting. A book that Bill Gates called on everyone to read word by word. A book of Buffett's proverbs comparable to "…
  • Book Review - The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
    Introduction of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth KolbertA major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes.Over the las…
  • Book Review: Stress Test by Timothy F. Geithner
    Introduction of  “Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises,” by Timothy F. GeithnerAs president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as President Barack Obama's secretary of the Treasury, Timothy F. Geithner helped the United States navigate the worst fi…
  • Book Review: The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
    Introduction of "The Lean Startup" by Eric Ries. Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. Eric Ries defines a star…
  • Book Review: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
    Introduction of Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell in this wide-ranging third installment of Malcolm Gladwell's exploration of how people and social phenomena work, the New Yorker journalist takes a close look at what constitutes high levels of success. T…
  • Book review: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
    Introduction of "Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferriss"The United States Amazon Online Bookstore overall list, "New York Times" best-selling list double champion more than a thousand readers a…
  • Book Summary & Review: Zero To One by Peter Thiel
    Introduction  of Zero To One by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters "This book delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world."---Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook"Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how…
  • Book Review: Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? by Louis V. Gerstner Jr.
    Introduction of Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?: Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround Book ReviewsBook DescriptionIn 1990, IBM had its most profitable year ever. By 1993, the computer industry had changed so rapidly the company was on its way to losing $16 billion, and IBM w…
  • Review and Summary of Bossypants by Tina Fey
    Introduction: Review and Summary of Bossypants by Tina FeyBefore Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym te…
  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, Reviews
    Introduction: Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg Book Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women's voices are still not heard…
  • Book Review: The Long View by Brian Fetherstonhaugh
    Introduction of The Long View by Brian FetherstonhaughThe Chairman & CEO of OgilvyOne Worldwide and career advisor extraordinaire, Brian Fetherstonhaugh, outlines the three stages of long, successful work life and offers guidance to plan ahead and get the most out of ea…
  • Book Review: Carrie by Stephen King
    Introduction: Stephen king Carrie's book review Stephen King's legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates. Carrie White may have been unfashionable and unpopular, but she had a gift. Carrie could make things move by concentrating o…
  • The Shining by Stephen King book review
    "The Shining by Stephen King book review" - Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on hi…
  • Book Review: Hamlet by William Shakespeare
    "Hamlet" is a representative work in Shakespeare's tragedy, which was created in 1602. The ideological content has reached an unprecedented depth and breadth, and profoundly reveals the evil and essential characteristics of the society at the end of feudalism. Plots suc…
  • Book Review: The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
    "The Moon and Sixpence" is a novel written by British novelist William Somerset Maugham. It was written in 1919. The work describes an originally ordinary London stockbroker Strickland, who suddenly fell into the magic of art, abandoned his wife and children, abandoned …
  • Book Review: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
    Introduction: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens Book ReviewDavid Copperfield is the story of a young man's adventures on his journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Among the gloriously vivid cast…
  • Book Review: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
    Introduction: Wuthering Heights Book Review "Wuthering Heights" is a masterpiece of Emily Brontë (1818—1848), the second sister of the famous three Brontë sisters in the British literary world, and is a shocking "strange novel". The outcast Hickley and the only daughte…