Review by adamgreenrock -- Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery

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Review by adamgreenrock -- Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery

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[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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As a reader, I never really have any interest in reading non-fiction books. It’s not that I hate the genre but more so feeling that I can’t fully give my full thoughts on them accurately because of how they’re mostly focused on real-life events of the author’s life or other real-life events that happened. But Burn Zones, written by Jorge P. Newbery, made me interested in the author’s life story for the first time in a long while.

It is a book about his life during his time from childhood to adult life. From the time where he dropped out of high school to go venture to become a successful entrepreneur, to the fall of his career by a sudden natural disaster on Christmas Eve, which ruined him financially and his reputation along with it. This is his life story and what he had learned from it.

When I first read this book, I was immediately interested in it because of how I relate to the author’s take on his struggles called the ‘Burn Zones’. Two simple words yet it was enough for me to saw through it to the end. The author’s story was filled with joy, sorrow, grief, and hope. The pictures he put on the book to show the readers a glimpse of his life and how he felt during those times were sweet and comforting. Not to mention the articles he put in to give further context to the times he got publicly shammed was nice for the readers to know what he thought about them.

Another thing I like about this book is the author’s view on life was really motivational, open-minded and not overly bias. I don’t normally read autobiographies but I love how he kept the flow of his story to be paced well and not shoved in his political opinions or life problems too hard that it might make some readers uncomfortable. He gave his thoughts on it so that the readers can be understanding and hope that those who read his story would be more prepared and know the challenges (or in this case the burn zones) up ahead. Also, this book is professionally edited. I have found only 2 grammar errors when reading it.

Overall, I love this book. I can’t find anything I don’t like about it since non-fiction books are more about the author’s or the real-life person’s point of view. Since this book has a really solid life story about Jorge’s life and how I love the moral of the story, not to mention how I only found 2 errors. I’ll give this book 4 out of 4 stars. I’d recommend this book to adults who are struggling with their burn zones. This book does have a controversial topic about racism but it’s important to his story and the author doesn’t make any bias comment about it.

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Post by NetMassimo »

This seems an interesting real story about facing adversities and finding ways and the strength to overcome them. Thank you for your review!
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Post by Cotwani »

Oh dear, he lost everything on christmas eve? Seems a very relevant book for these times seeing how prevalent depression has become. At least your going out of genre was rewarding. Great review!
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Post by Rayasaurus »

I've read Newbery's other book, and since then I've been very interested in his life story. It sounds terrible that he lost everything on Christmas Eve of all days. Thank you for the review!

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Post by AvocaDebo621 »

The book is a simple narrative of the author’s life and his experience, rather than a preachy “how-to guide” to instant success. Loved reading it. I really enjoyed your review. 🙂

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