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Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (10 of 12)
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Call Me Russell by Russell Peters
Call Me Russell by Russell Peters
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
When I heard about "Call Me Russell," I had mixed expectations: an interesting rise-to-fame story contrasted at the need to write an unwarranted autobiography while still in the midst of his career.

There are certainly some interesting tales - his love and respect about his father, as well his connection to his Anglo-Indian background (although this should have been in much more depth). I also found it interesting how he "grinded" it out on the comic circuit driving all over the province.

However, clearly Russell is not a writer. It perturbed me that a man in his 40's could demonstrate ample evidence of immaturity such as excessive swearing, and making homosexual… Read more
Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Germany and B&hellip by Simon Kuper
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I first came to know the name Simon Kuper when he was a guest lecturer at a local university in Toronto, Canada. The articulate British author talked about his new novel Soccernomics and some of the core arguments. Despite making some fascinating points about football, he looked uncomfortable and unable to answer some of the questions that the audience prosed in the Q&A period. I was greeted with a great deal of skepticism, but decided to purchase the book anyway.

After reading through the book, I can safely say Soccernomics is fantastic and a must-read for any soccer fan! Stefan Szymanski lives up to his billing as a top sports economist with thorough detail and Kuper fits the… Read more
Decision Points by George W. Bush
Decision Points by George W. Bush
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Having read the book twice and reading the fellow reviewers inability to avoid a partisan or tempered response, I decided to provide a broader perspective

On the Amazon.com webpage of "Decision Points," George W Bush states that rather than provide an "exhaustive chronological account of my life and years in office," he wants to offer a memoir at a look back. Needless to say, he fails to do so, and gives a piece that resembles the latter.

The book is written thematically, yet often offers a recap in chronological order, failing to provide an in-depth examination or an introspective outlook. The reader often does not know the motivation behind Mr. Bush's decisions, and… Read more