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Old 04-29-2005, 06:54 AM   #16
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Just got it yesterday from Amazon. it's amazing!!! i read almost half already. Even if it wasn't Bono talking I think it would still be a great read, very insightful
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Old 04-29-2005, 02:21 PM   #17
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I'm still reading it, but it is even better than I thought it would be. I don't know how anyone could not like the guy after reading this.
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Old 05-01-2005, 11:01 AM   #18
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ordered mine online last friday--should be here tomorrow.

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Old 05-02-2005, 04:51 AM   #19
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Last night I was just randomly reading portions of chapters, I just love the way he answers certain questions. For example the way he talked about having perspective, and how it relates to depression, about depression. Fantastic

I think the way he describes perspective is helpful to all of us.

As much as I've heard Bono talk this book has so much more to offer.
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Old 05-03-2005, 08:45 PM   #20
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Awesome! My copy will be here tomorrow from Amazon. Very excited to dive in and read. Glad to see you're happy with it.
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Old 05-04-2005, 05:27 PM   #21
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i got my copy today!

i have to force myself not to tear into it before i've finished reading the other two books i've already started. might not win that battle.
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Old 05-06-2005, 10:37 AM   #22
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Sometimes you have to read things several times to figure out exactly wtf he's talking about, well I do

Maybe that's part of his charm and appeal, that you're never really sure. Keeps you interested.
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Old 05-06-2005, 10:43 AM   #23
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Sometimes you have to read things several times to figure out exactly wtf he's talking about, well I do

Maybe that's part of his charm and appeal, that you're never really sure. Keeps you interested.

omg, I seriously thought it was just me

I normally breeze through a book in 1 or 2 nights but I started this one over a week ago and I'm only halfway through. I realized it was because I have to read every single word, sometimes more than once, just to figure out what the heck he means sometimes! I'm normally a speed reader but I can't do it with this book.
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Old 05-06-2005, 01:28 PM   #24
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omg, I seriously thought it was just me

I normally breeze through a book in 1 or 2 nights but I started this one over a week ago and I'm only halfway through. I realized it was because I have to read every single word, sometimes more than once, just to figure out what the heck he means sometimes! I'm normally a speed reader but I can't do it with this book.
I have the same thing going on. Not sure if there are some grammar things, or just some 'bono' thinking in there, but this one is taking me a little longer as well. Great stuff though!
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Old 05-08-2005, 10:01 AM   #25
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This came in the mail yesterday as well.

The cover was worth the price all by itself.
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Old 05-08-2005, 11:33 AM   #26
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^ no kidding.

i failed miserably at ignoring this book until i finshed up with my other current reads. no will power.
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I'm about half way through the book.

What does everyone thing of Bonos take on depression? I think hes wrong, wrong, wrong. loll. I'm kinda suprised that he missed the mark, and kinda not suprised as well as hes missed the mark before, in my view. Umm, yeah, Ill say more if anyone wants to talk, otherwise I will have to duck being hit in the head by an agro PLEBAn.
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Didn't seem to be a whole lot of understanding on his part on depression and even suicide, was there? Love him to pieces, but sometimes he's a little out of touch.
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Old 05-08-2005, 10:31 PM   #29
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I don't know...depression is a chemical imbalance...BUT...there are non medicinal ways of improving chemical balance...Bono's coming from the "Faith as healer" perspective...and though I think he underestimates the chemical element of depression....gaining perspective can improve depression...which is why therapy and medicine are important tools for overcoming it..not only medicine....
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Didn't seem to be a whole lot of understanding on his part on depression and even suicide, was there? Love him to pieces, but sometimes he's a little out of touch.
I'm glad you agree. That was my feeling as well. Theres something odd about Bono that I cant quite put my finger on. Out of touch might be a good expression for it. The fact that hes solely interested in going forwards, never looks back I think contributes to his lack of understanding of somethings. By his own admission he doesnt spend much time navel gazing. While that is a healthy way to be I think he missing some things by trudging onwards and upwards. He is achieving a heck of a lot with his life, which is admirable, but I don't believe I would like him much as a friend.

Not that it matters. Captain MacArthur, an early leader of Australia, is a personal hero of mine. He achieved a tremendous amount during his lifetime but by all accounts was a womanising drunk (not that Bono is).

Im racing out the door, I'll write more later.
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