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Opposite of Fate, The(Abr.) by Amy Tan
5.0 out of 5 stars The Opposite of Fate, July 17 2004
This is Amy Tan at her best... Her own life is much more interesting than her fiction!
I enjoyed hearing her own point of view as she described the motivation for writing her various novels. Each one is based on a real experience in her life. Her family, especially her relationship to her mother, is simply fascinating and the way she crafts her words is so poetic.
I am now inspired to read all of her other fictional books!
A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius &hellip by Sylvia Nasar
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Mind, July 17 2004
John Nash's story is truly inspirational. I could not stop the audio until I got to the end!
John Nash, a mathematical genius, had many ups and downs in his life, including a diagnosed mental illness and various social problems that made his life painful and complicated. His Nobel-prize winning work occurred while he was writing his dissertation at Princeton. He was not recognized until later in his life for his ground-breaking contribution to "game theory".
His story is one not only of his incredible gift, mental illness and remission, but really one of personal victory. In the end, he learns to live in harmony with those around him doing what he enjoyed most.
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Incredible World of Cats
This is an enjoyable documentary that is great for the cat lover...
It is short and informative illustrating the history and nature of cats. It shows a wide variety of cats and highlights remarkable cats such as a mother cat who saved her kittens from a burning building. The photography is bright and cheerful and captures the personality of each cat portrayed such as Hemmingway's 6-toed cats.