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[Following is an official review of "Giving Back" by Edward A. Joseph.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Giving Back by Edward A. Joseph is a collection of 50 articles written by the author. A good part of the articles had already been published. They discuss themes that range from health, personal experiences, and dealing with old age, among others. After all, who is Edward A. Joseph? He is a wise and versatile retiree who holds three academic degrees. The author has worked in civil construction, bars, the public school system and currently writes books. Even though he is 76 years old, Edward is very willing and intends to teach life lessons.

When you finish reading the first article, the reader realizes that the book is easy to read and funny. One only needs few minutes to complete each piece, and most of them are two or three pages long. There are hilarious accounts of past events, like when the author says that his father's pants caught fire in the middle of a horse race. There is also plenty of uplifting advice for resilience and effort. The author has been very successful in providing advice in a playful and non-sermon-like manner. I am fond of books that simultaneously teach and entertain, and I can say without a doubt that simplicity is the most poignant quality of this book.

The only negative aspect anyone can mention (if this can be considered a defect) is that the target audience is very restricted to people over 60 years old. I don't mean that anyone outside that age group can't like the book. Don't get me wrong: I'm a young adult, and I found the book fascinating. The point is that many young people will probably find some articles very monotonous and boring. Unfortunately, many young people will not be interested in reading how the author traveled over 2,000 miles to enjoy a pie or exercises to control an overactive bladder. It's a shame because all the articles contain words of wisdom that everyone could use, regardless of age.

As I do not consider the points presented in the previous paragraph to be defects, I enjoyed reading this work very much, and I gladly rate Giving Back four out of four stars. The text is beautifully laid out and proofread. I just found an irrelevant grammatical error. It is a lovely work written by an average Joe who experienced many things in life and learned in different fields of human knowledge. As the sage learns from the mistakes of others, this book is highly recommended.

I recommend this book for readers over 60 or those interested in growing old while keeping quality of life. There are many valuable pieces of advice in this book, and one can absorb a lot of content in a read that can be done in a few hours.

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Heart! We will forget him!
You an I, tonight!
You may forget the warmth he gave,
I will forget the light.

When you have done, pray tell me
That I my thoughts may dim;
Haste! lest while you're lagging.
I may remember him!

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This sounds like amazing, your description of the book, the setting and high praise for the authors ability to insight readers makes this an appealing story. Thanks for the exiting recommendation.
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Post by Nazzy_ »

What a good review. It's good that this book emphasizes several themes which I will certainly love to read.
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Would make a good read definitely. I enjoyed reading your review.
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Post by Ntombifuthi Londi »

The book's title piqued my interest. The review was likewise excellent. I'm interested in reading the book because it appears to be entertaining and intriguing. Great job on the review
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