Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Book Reviews

Okay kids it’s time for some BOOK REVIEWS! I know you’re all excited! Here are my thoughts on two of my most recent reads…

I borrowed Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey from my sister. I wanted to see what all the hype was about. This book has been on top of the non-fiction bestsellers list for weeks and weeks. Plus he was on Oprah. That’s like instant book credibility! Well after reading his book, I must say that I was disappointed. Basically the whole point of the book is Steve Harvey letting us ladies in on the secret of what men are really like. What they’re thinking, and what motivates them etc…Overall, I just felt like it was one big excuse for some men to act like jerks. Grow up! I think the number one reason women date crappy men is because they don’t value themselves. So I’ll give him a little credit because I think that’s some of what he’s trying to say. Some of the stories he shares are pretty funny, but overall this one did NOT live up to the hype for me.

I got the book Columbine by Dave Cullen after reading a dozen or so reviews on Amazon.com. I finished it in less than 24 hours. I literally couldn't put this one down. The book sheds light on a lot of the false information that got out about the killings during the initial media firestorm. I’m sure we all remember watching the news that day and hearing all about the trench coat mafia, or that the killers were targeting jocks. There was lots of information that was later proven false. I think the big reason why people are still fascinated by Columbine is that they’re still looking for answers. What makes a person do something like this? It’s of course a question that we may never know the answer to. I thought the book was really well written, and that he did a good job looking at the whole picture. He didn’t just focus on the killers; there was a lot of follow up with people who will be dealing with the aftermath of Columbine for the rest of their lives. I definitely recommend this one.


Dave Cullen said...

Thanks, Poppy.

I appreciate you spreading the word.


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