Review by Y0landa -- Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery

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Review by Y0landa -- 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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Jorge P. Newbery, the protagonist of his own autobiography titled Burn Zones, grew up in the warmth of a pleasant home with his parents and four other siblings. From a very young age, he always showed enthusiasm towards exploring new opportunities in life and challenged himself to excel at them. As early as seven-years-old, he was working as a newspaper delivery boy. From there, he had a couple of different jobs until he opened his own business at eleven-years-old. Jorge, affectionately known as Jorgie by his father, received permission from both parents to leave school when he was sixteen years old after he obtained his GED.

Jorge gives a vivid description of the different jobs and investments he decides to take on. You will live his triumphs and his defeats. You will feel happiness and sadness for him. Most importantly, you will learn from them. This is one of the things that I loved about this book, through his experience, I was able to pick up a lot of helpful pointers to put into practice in the business world to achieve success.

Furthermore, it opens your eyes to the real world. I think I was as naive as Jorge was and could sympathize when he felt betrayed. Competitivity can bring out the worst in people at times, and when you’re too kind, people can take you for a fool.

One aspect of the book that I disliked the most was the discouragement I felt upon learning that racism still exists in the US in this day and age. However, I believe it was of utter importance that it was mentioned to make people aware that it’s a real and ongoing problem in today’s society. Human being's lives are affected negatively, as you will witness through Jorge’s accounts.

The Burn Zone is the perfect title for this book. During Jorge’s cycling days, he learned the meaning of this term as he faced points of exhaustion and had to push harder to overcome. He also faced a burn zone in the business world. It will be interesting for the reader to learn how he overcame and if he always did succeed.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys autobiographies, and for those who love learning tips along the road in life through other people’s personal experiences. Moreover, for those who love a good story where one faces adversity and strives to overcome. It was professionally edited as I did not run into one single error. It had a nice flow and was very engaging and interesting. I am delighted to rate this book 4 out of 4 stars.

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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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AvocaDebo621 wrote:
01 Mar 2020, 21:02
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. 🙂
:tiphat: Exactly! You couldn't have worded it better! Thanks so much for your comment!

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I have been debating on reading this book ever since it popped up as a book to review. However, I am not normally a non-fiction fan when reading for pleasure. It sounds like there are elements that are more story-driven, however, so maybe I'll give it a shot.
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[Danielle] wrote:
14 Mar 2020, 12:09
I have been debating on reading this book ever since it popped up as a book to review. However, I am not normally a non-fiction fan when reading for pleasure. It sounds like there are elements that are more story-driven, however, so maybe I'll give it a shot.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Thank you for stopping by and commenting! :tiphat:

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