The Joy of Less Summary, Review PDF

Too much consumption and too much production have ruined our time. Landfills are filling up at an alarming rate because we produce far more goods than we can consume. We must ask ourselves, “Do we have too much stuff?” if we are to succeed in reducing materialism. Probably. You’ll probably …

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The 4-Hour Workweek Summary, Review PDF

In The 4-Hour Workweek, we are shown how the New Rich are emancipated from office slave labor and how to build a life centered on happiness in the here and now.  For you to live a life like this too, you’ll need to become more productive and find a continuous …

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The Four Agreements Summary, Review PDF

In The Four Agreements, you will find the keys to breaking free from negative patterns and realizing your true self. For eight years, it was a New York Times best seller.  In this book, the author explains how society tends to raise people to conform to a strict set of …

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A Message to Garcia Summary, Review PDF

A Message to Garcia outlines the lessons to be learned from a Spanish-American War-era lieutenant who displayed a level of dedication to his work that we should all strive to match. At its core, the book describes how working hard is the key to living well, staying virtuous, finding happiness …

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Drive by Daniel Pink Summary, Review PDF

According to Drive by Daniel Pink, motivation has both intrinsic and extrinsic characteristics. Numerous companies rely on extrinsic motivation, despite the fact that this is often counterproductive.  By reading this book, you can learn more about the psychology of human motivation and how to motivate yourself and others.  You may …

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Book Summary: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations is a novel that follows the childhood and young adult years of Pip, a village blacksmith’s apprentice. After inheriting a large fortune (and exceeding his expectations) from a mysterious benefactor, he moves to London to become part of high society. One of our favourite quotes from Great Expectations …

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Summary, Review PDF

Shakespeare’s most popular work, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy play centered around the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. In the play, several young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors are manipulated and controlled by the fairies that inhabit the forest. One …

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Book Summary: The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort

The Wolf of Wall Street is the name of two works: the 2007 memoir of stockbroker-turned-author Jordan Belfort, and the 2013 film based on his life (directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort). Following his autobiography, Belfort wrote Catching the Wolf of Wall Street in 2009. In …

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Book Summary: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

The hero of Ken Kesey’s classic novel is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes it over. McMurphy is a lusty, life-affirming fighter who rallies the other patients around him by opposing Nurse Ratched’s dictatorship.  Throughout the ward, …

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Rich Dad Poor Dad Summary, Review PDF

Quick Summary: Rich Dad, Poor Dad combines autobiography and personal advice to explain how to become financially independent and wealthy. It is the author’s belief that the knowledge the upper class passes down to their children is what makes them rich (and stays that way).  You may still be wondering …

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Book Summary: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

A best-seller when it was first published, the novel has remained popular through the years, because it tells a simple and moving story that has a great emotional impact on readers, through language that is clear, elegant, and beautiful. Wang Lung’s efforts to achieve security and happiness for his family …

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Book Summary: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Steinbeck’s best-known novel, The Grapes of Wrath, was published in 1939. It evokes the harshness of the Great Depression and inspires sympathy for the struggles of migrant farmworkers. The book became a classic in the United States. One of our favourite quotes from The Grapes of Wrath is: “How can …

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Book Summary: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

David Copperfield is portrayed from childhood through maturity in the story. David was born six months after his father died in Blunderstone, Suffolk, England. With his loving, childish mother and kindly housekeeper, Clara Peggotty, David spends his early years in relative happiness. Peggotty’s family is thrown into turmoil when Little …

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Book Summary: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

From the basement lair of the Invisible Man whom he imagines himself to be, a nameless narrator tells his story in this deeply compelling novel and epic milestone of American literature.  In the book, he describes growing up in a Black community in the South, attending a Negro college from …

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Book Summary: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Greatly influences the characters’ personalities and actions. Williams called The Glass Menagerie a “memory play” to show the powerful effect that remembrance of the past exerts on characters’ present lives.  Amanda explains that “the past” often turns into “everlasting regret.” Memory is often shown to be inaccurate, coloured by a …

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Book Summary: Aeneid by Virgil

Are you looking for a book summary of Aeneid by Virgil? You have come to the right place. I jotted down a few key insights from Virgil’s book after reading it. You do not have to read the entire book if you don’t have time. This book summary provides an …

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Frankenstein Summary, Review PDF

Shelley’s novel Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus (1818) incorporates Gothic horror with science fiction. In the book, Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss student of natural sciences, builds an artificial man out of corpse pieces and brings it to life.  While the monster initially seeks affection, it inspires loathing in those who …

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The Iliad by Homer Summary, Review PDF

Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are the first known Greek literary works; they are mature, not primitive, in narrative style and themes. The writing was adopted in Greece by 750 B.C.; the Iliad appears somewhat later.  A timeless poem dating back to the ninth century B.C., Homer’s timeless poem eloquently conveys …

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The Merchant of Venice Summary, Review PDF

The path to marriage is hazardous in The Merchant of Venice. In order to win Portia, Bassanio must fulfil a test prescribed in her father’s will, choosing correctly among three caskets or chests. Otherwise, he may not get married at all. Bassanio and Portia also face a formidable villain, the …

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Book Summary: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway travelled to Spain in 1937 to cover the Spanish Civil War for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later, he completed the greatest novel to come out of “the good fight”, For Whom the Bell Tolls. It tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the …

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