Review by Wambui-nj -- Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery

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Review by Wambui-nj -- Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery

Post by Wambui-nj » 17 Jul 2019, 10:57

[Following is a volunteer review of "Burn Zones" by Jorge P. Newbery.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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“Everyone’s life is full of burn zones, which test the limits of our bodies and minds”. These are the words that I would say summarizes Jorge P. Newbery’s book, Burn Zones: Playing Life's Bad Hands. It is a non-fiction account of how he fared through life, from a newspaper delivery boy at the age of seven, endurance athlete, a cyclist, successful real-estate mogul and ending as CEO of American Homeowner Preservation (AHP). This autobiography gives a chronological life of Newbery childhood through to adulthood which depicts hard work, resilience, and determination. His life story also demonstrates that, the ability to endure burn zones is what separates winners from losers.

Mr. Newbery started the story on how he got a job at a very early age, and as years passed by, his interest and passion for other things grew. The interests shifted from selling newspaper, ice cream, to being a cyclist and later a marathoner. The epitome of the book is his ‘burn zone’, when he lost Woodland Meadows to the authorities. He faced betray, discrimination, racism, and ended up with a huge debt to later become a real estate mogul. He also spoke of more personal details such as, getting married and his relationship with his parents, especially his father.

What I loved most about the book is that, it’s relatable to everyday life. The book’s narration was fluent and captivating and the author did not seek to hide his flaws and was very open. The description about overcoming adversity and challenges was inspiring. The burn zone concept was well applied throughout his life and he came out on top.

The use of photographs complements the writing, and brings more authenticity to his story, and the use of songs in the book makes it come alive. There are a several funny moments in the book that helps lighten the sober mood of the book. They include his description of his dancing style as "I was dancing more like Shaggy in Scooby Doo". I didn't find anything to dislike in this book.

I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars because it is professionally edited and I found no flaws or grammatical errors. The narration and writing of this book is excellent and it is easy to read. I recommend this book to readers who love memoirs and anyone interested in real estate. If you want to know the challenges that come with entrepreneurial ambition, this book will be of great help.

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Post by inaramid » 21 Jul 2019, 07:21

Sounds like an inspirational story - the concept of "burn zones" is interesting as well. Thanks for this review!

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Post by Wambui-nj » 21 Jul 2019, 07:26

inaramid wrote:
21 Jul 2019, 07:21
Sounds like an inspirational story - the concept of "burn zones" is interesting as well. Thanks for this review!
Yes, it is inspirational. Thanks for passing by.

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Post by LinaMueller » 21 Jul 2019, 13:32

Jorge P. Newbery’s is a great man. His hard-work and empathy towards marginalized groups really touched my heart. Great and honest review, Wambui-nj. Well done. :tiphat:
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Post by Wambui-nj » 21 Jul 2019, 14:06

LinaMueller wrote:
21 Jul 2019, 13:32
Jorge P. Newbery’s is a great man. His hard-work and empathy towards marginalized groups really touched my heart. Great and honest review, Wambui-nj. Well done. :tiphat:
Yes, he is such an amazing man. Thanks for dropping by.

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Post by Fuzaila » 29 Jul 2019, 12:10

This book sounds like an inspirational read. I like it that the author isn't afraid to speak of his flaws and shortcomings openly. Great review!

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Post by Wambui-nj » 30 Jul 2019, 13:01

Fuzaila wrote:
29 Jul 2019, 12:10
This book sounds like an inspirational read. I like it that the author isn't afraid to speak of his flaws and shortcomings openly. Great review!
Yes, it is. Thanks for passing by.

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Post by Wanja Hannah » 08 Aug 2019, 23:00

This review will make anyone love the book. It is well written and the storyline sounds thrilling. I will make sure to read it. Thanks for the review.
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Post by Wambui-nj » 09 Aug 2019, 02:52

Wanja Hannah wrote:
08 Aug 2019, 23:00
This review will make anyone love the book. It is well written and the storyline sounds thrilling. I will make sure to read it. Thanks for the review.
Yes, it is a thrilling book. Thanks for the comment.

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