Tag Archives: Autobiography

Book Review: The Woman I Was Born To Be by Susan Boyle

It gets slow in the middle, but when you get to the part about her overnight fame and her incredibly honest reaction to it, it was very inspiring. If you’ve never heard her audition from Britain’s Got Talent, then look it up on YouTube before you read this book.

Content Review: Mild, at the most there were a few swear words.  She’s a very devout Catholic and keeps it clean.


Book Review: The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan

This book has two parts.  Part 1 is his autobiography and part 2 is various essays on the economy.  The most interesting part of the book was the autobiography at the beginning. If you couldn’t get through that, it doesn’t get better. The exceptions to this are Chapter 21 Education and Income Inequality and the Epilogue – they were both very interesting and thought provoking. If you want to know what the book says without going through the pain of reading the whole thing, the last chapter, the Delphic Future, summarizes the second half of the book fairly well. All in all a very dry book.  However, I did feel a bond with Alan Greenspan because he was a musician before he went into finance.  People thought it was weird that I changed my major from music to finance, but apparently Alan Greenspan did it, too! I liked this book, but then again I’m a finance major.

Book Review: My Life in France by Julia Child

It made me want to cook, eat and live in France! She’s very funny and honest. It took forever to realize that when she said “marketing” she really meant “shopping at the market.” Her story was very inspiring and it was fun to know that she loved cooking for no better reason than she loved eating.  Same here!

Content Rating: Mild.  Julia swears here and there, but nothing terrible.