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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

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Drawing upon her 40-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation's leading midwife, shows the benefits and joys of physiological childbirth by showing women how to trust the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based upon the midwifery model of care that recognizes that spontaneous labor in healthy women cannot be improved upon, Ina May's Guide to Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention-as well as how to know when such intervention is necessary. Filled with inspiring birth stories and practical advice, this invaluable resource includes: Reducing the pain of labor without drugs and the amazing role that touch and free movement play. What really happens during labor. Orgasmic birth-testimonies from those who experienced it. And much more...

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Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
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The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig

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The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham, with commentary by Jason Zweig, is a thorough guide to the principles of portfolio creation, cost management, stock and bond picking, and stock ownership for the defensive, long-term investor.... Please note: These are key takeaways and an analysis of the book, not the original book. Inside this Instaread of The Intelligent Investor: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the author: With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways, and analyze them for your convenience.

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Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Instaread
Length: 31 mins
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Summary of High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove | Includes Analysis

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Summary of High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove| Includes Analysis Preview: First published in 1983, High Output Management by Andrew Grove is a management guide based on Grove's 15 years of managerial experience and knowledge as a cofounder, president, and chief executive of Intel. As Grove emphasizes in a new introduction to the book, globalization and the information revolution have dramatically changed the workforce, making people ever more replaceable and the market ever more competitive. Companies must adapt to these changes or face their own irrelevance and extinction. The same holds true for workers and managers. Managers, especially middle managers, are often overlooked in business books and forgotten in organizations, yet they are immensely important not only to businesses but to society more broadly. In order to survive and to thrive in their careers, managers must constantly enhance their value by learning and adapting to a changing, often unpredictable business environment.... Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book, and not the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of High Output Management: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary, and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways, and analyze them for your convenience.

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Narrator: Michael Pauley
Author: Instaread
Length: 23 mins
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The Secret: Rhonda Byrne: Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

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The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is a book in the New Thought tradition that theorizes thought is the most powerful force in the universe.... Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book, not the original book. Inside this Instaread of The Secret: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways

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Summary of The Phoenix Project: by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford | Includes Analysis

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Summary of The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford | Includes Analysis Preview: The Phoenix Project is a business allegory about how a fictional company becomes profitable after a crisis-driven change in its information technology management style. Bill Palmer is promoted to vice president of IT at Parts Unlimited, an automotive parts manufacturer and retailer, at a time when it is struggling financially and trying to launch a new, innovative project. Each day of Palmer's career as VP of IT is characterized by urgent unplanned work for which the department does not have enough resources. While working on projects for other department heads, who have varying levels of appreciation for IT and its challenges, Palmer meets a potential Parts Unlimited board member, Erik Reid, who urges Palmer to think of his IT department more like a production factory... Please Note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread summary of The Phoenix Project Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

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Narrator: Dwight Equitz
Author: Instaread
Length: 26 mins
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Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl: Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

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Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Preview: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl is a memoir of Frankl's imprisonment in concentration camps during World War II and a brief description of the principles of logotherapy, a school of psychotherapy that he founded. Frankl and his family were imprisoned in concentration camps during the war. Frankl was held in several camps before he was liberated from the last in 1945. During his time in the camps, Frankl witnessed the extreme cruelty of camp guards and the prisoners who were given special status by them, also known as Capos. He also witnessed the cruelty of the prisoners to each other as they underwent the three stages of reaction to their imprisonment. These stages are denial, acceptance, and adjustment after their release. Frankl discovered that although the prisoners seemed completely powerless, they had the freedom to choose their reactions to their circumstances. Those prisoners who were most resilient were those who had something to live for.... Inside this Instaread of Man's Search for Meaning: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways

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Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Instaread
Length: 33 mins
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Summary of Tribe: By Sebastian Junger | Includes Analysis

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Summary of Tribe by Sebastian Junger | Includes Analysis Tribe by Sebastian Junger is a scientific and journalistic consideration of the correlation between societies with egalitarian tribal structures and low rates of mental illness, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in soldiers returning home. The sense of tribal belonging was documented in the 18th century among settlers in North America, who often joined Native American tribes even after those tribes held them as prisoners or waged war against the settlers. Those tribes were particularly egalitarian in nature, and despite lacking what were then modern amenities, members seldom worked as hard as the settlers in towns. The tribes also had low rates of depression and suicide. Crisis in a community, whether that crisis is war or a natural disaster, tends to inspire people to return to a more collaborative, tribal mentality by sharing their resources regardless of social divisions, and by working to help each other. During these crises, mental health markers also tend…. Please Note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread summary of Tribe: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways

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Narrator: Sam Scholl
Author: Instaread
Category: History, Military
Length: 24 mins
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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less is a self-help book by Greg McKeown. The book outlines a minimalist approach to tasks and obligations by focusing on truly important goals and learning to turn down opportunities that do not directly contribute to meeting those goals. The modern fixation on multitasking and having it all has paradoxically resulted in accomplished, motivated people doing many relatively unimportant things poorly while neglecting their true goals because they are afraid of refusing any request.... Please note: These are key takeaways and an analysis of the book, not the original book. Inside this Instaread of Essentialism: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the author: With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways, and analyze them for your convenience.

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Summary of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | Includes Analysis

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Please note: This is summary and analysis of the book and not the original book.  Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi is a novel in stories about the Atlantic slave trade and its aftermath. The novel begins with the stories of two African half-sisters of the Fante and Asante tribes: Effia and Esi. Effia is born in the late 18th century in Fanteland on Africa's Gold Coast, on the night of a devastating fire near her father's compound. Her adoptive mother, Baaba, immediately resents her, because Effia is the daughter of her father Cobbe's house girl.  In 1775, when Effia is young, British soldiers from the Cape Coast Castle come to the village. Effia wants to marry Abeeku Badu, who is in line to be chief. But to prevent Effia from marrying him, Baaba tells Effia that she must hide the blood from her first period. She knows that as long as people think Effia is premenstrual, she won't be permitted to marry a Fante man, per tribal customs.  Inside this Instaread summary of Homegoing:  Summary of the book  Important people  Character analysis  Analysis of the themes and author's style  With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. 

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Narrator: Kristi Burns
Author: Instaread
Length: 32 mins
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Summary of The Ideal Team Player: by Patrick Lencioni | Includes Analysis

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Patrick Lencioni's The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues posits that in order to succeed - especially in a work environment - one must be a team player. Business leaders must be able to identify and hire team players to secure the best possible advantage over their competitors and leverage all the benefits of teamwork. Ideal team players share three core virtues: They are hungry, humble, and smart. To illustrate the ideal team player model in practice, Lencioni offers the hypothetical example of Valley Builders, a construction firm in Napa. Using this extended hypothetical as referent, Lencioni illustrates the components of the ideal team and explains how to apply them. Valley Builders was founded some 30 years ago by Bob Shanley. On the advice of his doctor, Shanley is retiring, but at a critical juncture: The firm has just inked deals on its two biggest jobs to date.... Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Ideal Team Player: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways

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Narrator: Sam Scholl
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Length: 25 mins
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Summary of The Autoimmune Solution,by Amy Myers | Includes Analysis

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Summary of The Autoimmune Solution by Amy Myers | Includes Analysis Preview: The Autoimmune Solution is a self-help book for people who are or know someone who is struggling with an autoimmune disorder. It offers listeners the tools they need to overcome their illnesses by treating such disorders at their root causes, namely inflammation and overexertion of the immune system, through a plan called the Myers Way.... Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book, and not the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Autoimmune Solution: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary, and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways, and analyze them for your convenience.

©2016 Instaread (P)2016 Instaread

Narrator: Kristi Burns
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Length: 26 mins
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Summary of Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz

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Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz is a guide to using hostage negotiation techniques in business and personal negotiations. Modern negotiation strategies taught in business school usually center on classic texts that describe negotiation without factoring in emotions or irrational behavior. In reality, all negotiations involve emotional factors and illogical reactions. And in hostage scenarios, "splitting the difference" by accepting the release of half the hostages in exchange of partial fulfillment of demands is never a desired outcome. Hostage takers who feel heard are more likely to trust negotiators to be honest about what they want. Active listening involves mirroring the other person's speech, speaking in a way that sounds assertive but calming, and not saying anything at all for several seconds between utterances. This slows the conversation down and conveys the impression that the negotiator wishes to understand. Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book.

©2016 Instaread (P)2016 Instaread

Narrator: Sam Scholl
Author: Instaread
Length: 28 mins
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The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox: Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

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The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu Goldratt and Jeff Cox describes a process by which an unprofitable manufacturing operation can be made profitable. It conveys proven factory turnaround principles through a fictional story.... Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book, not the original book. Inside this Instaread of The Goal: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways

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Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Instaread
Length: 23 mins
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Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

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Please note: These are key takeaways and an analysis of the book, and not the original book. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Preview: A group of old school friends meet to catch up. They end up discussing the unexpected, unforeseen changes to their lives, and one friend offers to tell a story about adapting to change. The story he tells involves four characters, two mice named Sniff and Scurry, and two "Littlepeople" named Hem and Haw. All of them are in a maze, looking for cheese, which they need to survive. For the "Littlepeople", cheese also has a larger, metaphysical connotation in the sense that it also makes them happy - their Cheese is thus spelled with a capital C.... Inside this Instaread of Who Moved My Cheese?: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the author: With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways, and analyze them for your convenience.

©2016 Instaread (P)2016 Instaread

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Instaread
Length: 19 mins
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The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins: Key Takeaways, Analysis, & Review

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In The God Delusion, philosopher Richard Dawkins evaluates popular arguments for the existence of God. The idea that God is not an object that can be accessed and reviewed using human reason is rejected. Instead, evidence that proves with at least 51 percent certainty is presented to prove that God does, in fact, not exist, casting reasonable doubt on the efficacy and usefulness of belief in God. Genuine curiosity as disciplined by a sound scientific method is far more useful than religions. Religion is all too often based on superstition. An in-depth investigation of the intellectual bankruptcies of polytheism and monotheism, the secular beliefs of the Founding Fathers, and the Galton and Stannard prayer experiments underscore this idea. In contrast, the argument for natural selection shows it can account for the whole of human life, rather than the idea that there is one divine creator - a statement that in itself leads to more questions, such as the origins of that single creator.... Please note: this is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread of The God Delusion: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the author: With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways, and analyze them for your convenience.

©2015 Instaread (P)2015 Instaread

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Instaread
Length: 28 mins
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Summary of The Lean Startup, by Eric Ries | Includes Analysis

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Summary of The Lean Startup by Eric Ries | Includes Analysis Preview: The Lean Startup offers a set of tools and methodologies for entrepreneurs both in startups and established corporations to better achieve success. Since the vast majority of startups fail, understanding how to build a better company saves society's most precious commodities: ideas, time, and the skills of its people. The lean startup movement sets out to prevent future failures.... PLEASE NOTE: These are key takeaways and an analysis of the book, and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Lean Startup: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary, and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways, and analyze them for your convenience.

©2016 Instaread (P)2016 Instaread

Narrator: Kristi Burns
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Length: 26 mins
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Summary of Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss

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Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss is a compelling nonfiction investigation into how corporate food manufacturers have come to rely on salt, sugar, and fat as the mainstays of processed and prepackaged food. The food industry in the United States has become intensely dependent on these three potentially harmful ingredients to achieve its massive profits. This reliance has contributed to myriad public health problems, such as rising incidence of diabetes and obesity. Food executives have sought to manipulate consumption and drive up revenue at the expense of their consumers' health. The market for processed foods is an extremely competitive one; the average grocery store carries tens of thousands of products, of which only a small percentage will remain on the shelf and produce modest sales by industry standards. To maintain an advantage against rival companies, food manufacturers must continually churn out products that consumers crave. Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book.

©2016 Instaread (P)2016 Instaread

Narrator: Dwight Equitz
Author: Instaread
Length: 26 mins
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Summary of The Allergy Solution by Leo Galland and Jonathan Galland | Includes Analysis

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Summary of The Allergy Solution by Leo Galland and Jonathan Galland | Includes Analysis Preview: The Allergy Solution by Leo Galland and Jonathan Galland is a self-help book for people who want to understand the root causes of allergies, how they manifest biologically, and how to heal them naturally without resorting to potentially harmful drugs. In his four decades as an internist, Leo Galland has healed a range of common allergic diseases, such as hay fever and eczema, as well as an increasing number of hidden allergies, which can result in weight gain, mood swings, poor digestion, and muscle aches. In conventional allergy treatment, sufferers first try to figure out what it is that they are allergic to and then take appropriate medication to dispel the related physical symptoms. Galland, however, believes that allergic responses are the result of immune system imbalance. Therefore, to properly address symptoms, it's imperative to get to the root cause of why the immune system is malfunctioning in the first place. PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread summary of The Allergy Solution: Overview of the Book Important People Key Takeaways Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

©2016 Instaread (P)2016 Instaread

Narrator: Susan Murphy
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Length: 25 mins
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Summary, Analysis & Review of Ken Blanchard's & Spencer Johnson's The New One Minute Manager by Instaread

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Please note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. Inside this summary, analysis and review of Ken Blanchard's and Spencer Johnson's The New One Minute Manager by Instaread: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways

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Narrator: Sam Scholl
Author: Instaread
Length: 22 mins
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The Glass Castle, a Memoir by Jeannette Walls: Summary & Analysis

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Please note: this is a summary and analysis of The Glass Castle and not the original book. Preview: Jeannette Walls chronicles all the heartbreak, deprivation, humor, and love of her childhood in The Glass Castle, a memoir of growing up dirt-poor on a cross-country odyssey with her charismatic, but alcoholic, father and her codependent mother. Jeannette began thinking of her childhood after spotting her mother, Rose Mary, rummaging through trash in New York City. Her parents were basically living on the street, but offers of help were always rejected. Jeannette went home to her husband's apartment on Park Avenue. She arranged to have lunch with her mom, who advised her to stop feeling guilty, accept her parents as they were, and stop hiding the truth about them. Taking this advice, Jeannette started writing her story. Her first memory went back to a trailer park in Arizona. At the age of three, she spent six weeks in a hospital after her pink tutu caught fire while she was boiling hot dogs with no supervision.... Inside this Instaread summary and analysis of The Glass Castle: Summary of book Introduction to the important people in the book Analysis of the themes and author's style

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Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Instaread
Length: 30 mins
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The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan - A 15-Minute Summary & Analysis

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Please Note: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread: Summary of entire book Introduction to the Important People in the book Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style Preview of this Instaread: The Narrow Road to the Deep North is a complex novel by writer Richard Flanagan. The novel tells the story of Alwyn Dorrigo Evans, an Australian man who struggles with war, adultery, and guilt during the World War II era. Born into a working class family in Tasmania, Australia, Dorrigo strives to be more than his class. He becomes a surgeon and courts a young woman, Ella. Dorrigo is attracted to her because he knows if he marries her, he will be recognized as part of her class, leaving the stigma of his own working class behind. While still courting Ella, Dorrigo joins the military at the start of World War II. While in basic training, he meets and falls in love with Amy, the wife of his uncle, Keith Mulvaney. It is a loveless marriage. Dorrigo and Amy begin an intense affair. Mulvaney finds out about the affair.

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Narrator: Jason P. Hilton
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Length: 33 mins
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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick Lencioni

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Patrick Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is about the reasons teams fail to work together for the collective good of an organization and ways to overcome these problems.... Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book, not the original book. Inside this Instaread of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the author: With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways, and analyze them for your convenience.

©2015 Instaread (P)2015 Instaread

Narrator: Michael Gilboe
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Length: 21 mins
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Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

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Preview: Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction is a nonfiction book about the accuracy of forecasting. It recounts the efforts of Philip E. Tetlock, a professor of psychology and marketing at the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania, to create accurate measurements of the accuracy of forecasting and to study the people and conditions that create the most accurate forecasts.... PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. In this Instaread of Superforecasting: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways

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Narrator: Kevin Gillispie
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Length: 25 mins
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Summary, Analysis & Review of Paulette Jiles's News of the World by Instaread

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Please note: this is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. Inside this summary: Summary of the book Main characters Character analysis Analysis of the themes and author's style

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Narrator: Dwight Equitz
Author: Instaread
Length: 27 mins
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Summary, Analysis & Review of John Gray's Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by Instaread

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Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by relationship expert Dr. John Gray is a self-help guide to understanding the opposite sex so that romantic relationships can be more fulfilling, healthy, and loving. The key to lasting, successful partnerships is understanding and appreciating gender differences by recognizing that men and women operate so differently that they might as well be from different planets. Men and women think and communicate differently, and they have different emotional needs. Taking the time to figure out these differences can help both partners become more forgiving and understanding of behavior that seems foreign to them. Please note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book.

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Narrator: Tamara Ryan
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Length: 24 mins
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Summary, Analysis & Review of Christopher H. Achen's & Larry M. Bartels's Democracy for Realists by Instaread

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Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government offers a critique of conventional wisdom surrounding popular theories of democracy. Authors Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels argue that the public, journalists, and political scientists rely on a group of common-sense understandings of democracy. The authors collectively refer to these beliefs as the "folk theory" of democracy. The folk theory presumes that people behave as engaged citizens and that election outcomes reflect public policy preferences. This assumption is inaccurate and misleading, and therefore presents a danger to democracy. Political scientists have tried in various ways to validate or systematize the intuitions on which the folk theory in based. Anthony Downs put forward a spatial model of voting, which supposes that individuals vote for the politicians who are closest to their own policy preferences. Please note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book.

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Narrator: Dwight Equitz
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Length: 28 mins
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Summary of The New Jim Crow: by Michelle Alexander | Includes Analysis

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Summary of The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander | Includes Analysis Preview: The New Jim Crow argues that the ongoing "War on Drugs" and the resulting mass incarceration of African Americans is the moral equivalent of Jim Crow. Beginning in the 17th century, institutions emerged in colonial America that contributed to the creation of a racial caste system. America's current racial caste system builds upon the legacy of both chattel slavery that existed in the United States prior to the Civil War and on the system of Jim Crow laws that designated African Americans to second-class citizenship in many parts of the American South prior to the civil rights movement. This racial caste system is perpetuated across the country by members of both political parties. It has resulted in a large number of African American men who cannot vote, serve on juries, or find employment and housing. Discrimination against convicts is legally accepted and widespread... Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread summary of The New Jim Crow Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

©2016 Instaread (P)2016 Instaread

Narrator: Sam Scholl
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Length: 24 mins
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Summary of The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin | Includes Analysis

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Summary of The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin | Includes Analysis Preview: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin is a memoir of the author's year-long experiment to see if she could maximize her happiness. Rubin had plenty of reasons to be satisfied with her life. She was married to the love of her life and the mother of two children. She had transitioned from law to a fulfilling writing career. Yet one afternoon while riding on a public bus, she had a sudden awareness of how quickly life passes. Afraid that she might wake up one day and feel like she wasted her life, Rubin asked herself: What do I really want? The answer was simple: to be happy. Although she had a wonderful life, she also had a strong sense that she could be happier. Rubin didn't want to do anything drastic, like leave her family or go on an overseas sabbatical. Instead, she decided to dedicate 12 months to increasing her own.... Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Happiness Project: Overview of the Book Important People Key Takeaways Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes.

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Summary of The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling

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The 4 Disciplines of Execution is a guide for businesses to reliably commit to the goals and plans they set, authored by associates from FranklinCovey, a management consultancy. Rather than focusing on what a business must accomplish to be successful, the four disciplines establish how to accomplish those things. One reason commitments tend to be abandoned in business is that new projects and goals are less urgent than the day-to-day tasks of each individual employee, which the authors call the "whirlwind". The key to commitment fulfillment is for new tasks to take up only a small portion of each employee's time, but for that employee to be held accountable for completing them. Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book.

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Narrator: Sam Scholl
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Length: 24 mins
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Summary of Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

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Summary of Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely. Includes analysis. Preview: Predictably Irrational provides a data-driven window into the ways in which the human mind fails to make rational choices time and time again. While some of these irrational decisions are humorous or trivial, in many cases these behaviors can have far-ranging implications for governments and health care systems. However, understanding that we, as humans, are predisposed to making irrational decisions is the first step to preventing these behaviors and overcoming the foibles of our minds. Most people fail to recognize that their minds will, at some point, fail them or stray from the course they believe they should take. For example, consumers may think they're getting a good deal on a television when, in fact, buyers are merely responding to the product because it is cheaper than the first television they saw in the store. Please note: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread summary of Predictably Irrational: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways, and analyze them for your convenience.

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Narrator: Dwight Equitz
Author: Instaread
Length: 23 mins
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Summary of My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout | Includes Analysis

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Summary of My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout | Includes Analysis Preview: My Name Is Lucy Barton tells the story of the title character and her relationship with her family, particularly her mother and first husband. It considers the perception of poverty by those who live both inside and outside of it. Much of the story takes place in a hospital in New York City, where Lucy Barton goes to have her appendix removed. Instead of going straight home, Lucy becomes ill and remains in the hospital for nearly nine weeks. Lucy was born into poverty and grew up with her mother, father, older brother, and older sister in the garage of her uncle's home. She didn't have loving relationships with her parents or her siblings. They lived in isolation both physically, as they had no neighbors, and culturally, as they did not have a television, newspapers, or magazines in their home. As a result of her isolation, Lucy often felt socially awkward for not understanding cultural references or not always knowing how to act in certain social situations.... PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book, and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of My Name Is Lucy Barton: Summary of the book Important people Character analysis Analyses of the themes and author's style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary, and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways, and analyze them for your convenience.

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Narrator: Gwenn Dawson
Author: Instaread
Length: 27 mins
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Summary of Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

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Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek advocates for a leadership style that focuses on serving others rather than pursuing shareholder goals or personal interests. Modern trends in leadership prioritize profits and executive bonuses over creating a healthy environment for employees. Leaders who think of themselves as serving their employees like family can increase job satisfaction and engagement, which reduces stress and increases productivity because employees feel secure. For example, in the US Marine Corps, the lowest-ranking soldiers eat first and the leaders eat last to ensure that everyone gets a chance to eat and feel cared for. The best leaders create a circle of safety that encompasses the entire company, which employees can extend to the customers they serve. Poor leaders extend that circle of safety only to their immediate supporters, which increases stress for those outside the circle who may believe that their jobs are not secure. Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book.

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Narrator: Dwight Equitz
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Length: 29 mins
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Summary of Fates and Furies: by Lauren Groff | Includes Analysis

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Preview: A finalist for the 2015 National Book Award, Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff tells the story of Lancelot and Mathilde Satterwhite, a married couple. The first section of the book is told mostly from the perspective of Lancelot, or Lotto, as he's known to friends and family, a privileged actor-turned-playwright. The second section is told from the perspective of Mathilde, Lotto's beautiful, devoted, yet emotionally damaged wife. Gradually, the novel unfolds their separate histories and reveals their secrets. After tragedy strikes their marriage, Mathilde channels the fury that has been building into vengeance and finally comes to accept her fate. The first section, Fates opens with Lotto and Mathilde's elopement in 1990. The two 22-year-olds, who had met just two weeks earlier, make love passionately on a beach in Maine. When Lotto kisses her and calls her his, Mathilde resists. "Nobody belongs to anybody," she says…. Please Note: This is summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread summary of Fates and Furies: Summary of the book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style

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Narrator: Gwenn Dawson
Author: Instaread
Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 32 mins
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Summary of Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall | Includes Analysis

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Summary of Born to Run by Christopher McDougall | Includes Analysis Preview: Born to Run is a book about the natural virtues of running, based on Christopher McDougall's own experiences, research, and training. It is centered on the Tarahumara, an indigenous Mexican tribe known for their feats of long-distance running. McDougall, a journalist, is a low-key hobbyist runner himself, but he experiences numerous injuries that threaten to force him to stop. Given the high injury rate among runners, McDougall is fascinated by stories of the Mexican Tarahumara. These native people live in the rugged, hot Copper Canyo, and are known for running more than 100-mile races over broken ground at amazing speeds. More amazingly still, the Tarahumara wear flat sandals rather than running shoes.... Please note: There are key takeaways and an analysis of the book, and not the original book. Inside this Instaread summary of Born to Run: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways

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Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Instaread
Length: 28 mins
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Red Notice by Bill Browder: A 15-minute Summary & Analysis

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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice by Bill Browder is a unique story that blends biography, entrepreneurial business narrative, history, true crime, and a human rights crusade all into one book. Browder's grandfather was the leader of the American Communist Party. For Browder, going to business school and trying to be a capitalist was a good way to rebel against his liberal parents. After earning his master's of business administration (MBA), however, the standard post-business school paths failed to inspire him. His grandfather had spent a lot of time in Eastern Europe and made a name for himself there. Young Browder thought if his grandfather could find fame and distinction there, so could he. Lucky for Browder, he graduated in 1989, the same year the Berlin Wall came down, leading to the end of the Cold War.... PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Red Notice Summary of entire book Introduction to the important people in the book Key takeaways and analysis of key takeaways Analysis of the themes and author's style About the author With Instaread you can get the summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, summarize them, and analyze them for your convenience.

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Narrator: Jason P. Hilton
Author: Instaread
Length: 34 mins
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How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, by Julie Lythcott-Haims

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How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success is a book of parenting advice. The author, Julie Lythcott-Haims, is a former freshman dean at Stanford University and the mother of two teenagers.... Please note: This is key takeaways, analysis, and review of the book, not the original book. Inside this Instaread key takeaways, analysis, and review of How to Raise an Adult: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the author: With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, analysis, and review of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, summarize, and analyze it for your convenience.

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Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

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Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Preview: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin is a guide to applying leadership principles of the United States Navy's Sea, Air, and Land Teams (SEALs) to business. At the center of the strategies that Willink and Babin illustrate is taking complete responsibility for everything in which all leaders are involved.... PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread of Extreme Ownership: Overview of the book Important People Key Takeaways Analysis of Key Takeaways

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Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Author: Instaread
Length: 30 mins
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