Overall Opinion of Burn Zones

Discuss the December 2015 book of the month Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery.
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I submitted my review on the book yesterday and am still waiting for it to be published. [fingers crossed]
So, I absolutely loved the book! All of it! Sure, it was a bit shocking to read some parts of it but yeah, still amazing and beautiful. I wanna be that man! I wanna stay strong through every single burn zone of my life and never give up! Wouldn't that be great?
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Burn zone is a full score of 4 stars for me. This book is inspirational and I defenitely recommend it to evryone because all of us have experienced burn zones. There are many quotes and phrases in this book that are motivational.

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What I really liked about this book is how Newbery always looked for lessons in his failures instead of blaming others or circumstances. I think it is important to sometimes just take a step back and try to see what one did wrong in order to do it better the next time.

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I would rate it 4 out of 4. It is one of the most 'real' memoirs that I have read. The author narrates his life story openly and thus the reader is drawn in and also reflects on his/her own burn zones.

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I have read the review of burn zones and I loved how the author depicts that everyone has his/her burn zone. No giving up though. This book is a must read.
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I gave it a 4 out of 4. He is such an inspiring man! Wish I had his confidence. It's amazing how he never gave up.

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Burn Zones was great. I will say towards the end, the mention of entering a burn zone felt like a newly established cliché though. And there were also some slower moments that got bogged down in the details, but overall story worked well. My favorite moments came into play during the author's childhood. It made me think of Charley Brown. The logical skills ready to enter the big bad world of adulthood, but the absence of years of life experience. It's always an enjoyable combination!
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I have a review of this book up on the site. I loved it very much. I will definitely recommend it to anyone who asks me. One of the few nonfiction reads that I enjoyed.

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Post by iamjakepitts »

I struggled with Burn Zones. It felt really tangential at times. I do believe this book is one that would have a different influence on a reader depending on their season of life. Maybe it just didn't resonate with me at the time. I gave it 2 out of 4.

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I enjoyed the book very much. It's an inspiration to everyone. I will recommend to others because there are so many values to learn from his life. Overcoming troubles, being honest when no one else is around, seeing good in everyone, not compromising on ones integrity for profits and setting high standards for our own work.

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I would definitely recommend it, it is an inspirational book and I believe we can learn from the positivity and determination of the author

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I enjoyed the book. I rated it 3 out of 4 stars. I felt slightly disadvantaged reading all the legalities around America's real estate business. I was only slightly bored reading this part. But I enjoyed the rest of the book thoroughly, and I would definitely recommend this book to other readers.

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I just finished the book. I really enjoyed it and I thought that Jorge Newberry is a very influential person. It was sad that his one set backwas when he wanted to help others. Well I guess at least he learned from that.

I have the book 4 out of 4

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I really liked reading this book because it really described someone's high and lows, they book was very well structured too. And also I liked how the book taught us to never give up and be determined. I would recommend this book to those who are experiencing the low points of their life, as this book truly motivates and teaches us that we can't give up.

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I really enjoyed the book. In fact it didn't take me too long to finish it. The way that he described events in his life seemed so honest to me, that it almost felt like a conversation with a friend. I appreciated that. Another thing that I really liked was that he didn't present himself as a perfect human being, nor did he make up excuses for the bad choices that he took at one point or another. He exposed his weaknesses to us, even on his teeth (which I admit, made me laugh). If it wasn't for the constant grammar errors I found (I read the Spanish version), I would have given him four stars.

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