Monday, August 27, 2018

So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know by Retta

Book: So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know

Author: Retta

Release Date: Released

Synopsis: Comedienne/actress Retta discusses topics such as growing up poor, her love of fashion and life plans that go awry. 

Stand Alone/Series: Stand Alone

Version: Audiobook

My Rating: 4 Stars

My Opinion: I was bummed when I was turned down by my favorite publisher to review this book. Looking back now, I am thrilled. I chose to download the audio book version from Scribd. The reason is the author narrates, which makes it extra special. I have a funny feeling that if I would have read, I would just skim. This is definitely one of my favorite "star bios" that I have read. Retta is funny and makes her read interesting by presenting a read that has some meat to it versus a whole lot of fluff that one sees out of these reads. Just down to earth REAL stories on self acceptance and familial relationships. One of my favorites was great advice on college credit card spending and its long-term impact. 

Source: Scribd

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Cadence: a Tale of Fast Business Growth by Pete Williams

Book: Cadence: A Tale of Fast Business Growth

Author: Pete Williams

Release Date: August 21, 2018

Synopsis: Utilizing a story format, Williams educates readers on the “7 Levers” principle to business growth.

Stand Alone/Series: Stand alone

My Rating: 4 Stars

My Opinion: As one who loves to devour business books, I must say that I was more impressed by this book than I expected to be. My main criticism of this book is the “story/fable” aspect to this book was a bit drawn out to me. On that note, that was well made up for in the way Williams laid out the levers beautifully with easy to understand applications and repetition in the story. I loved the graphics he partnered the story with. Again, very simple for easy comprehension and memorization. Furthermore, he used the illustrations as more of a key points approach versus as a “take away” section, which are often overlooked.

This book will definitely go on my Recommend List for those seeking recommendations in business books. This book would also be perfect for your new entrepreneur. 

Source: Publisher for review