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Review of Never Underestimate a Dreamer

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[Following is an official review of "Never Underestimate a Dreamer" by Fred Engh.]
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5 out of 5 stars
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Never Underestimate a Dreamer is a true-life story about Ted Zeng (maybe the author's nickname) and his lifelong ambition to become a famous football coach. Ted could not pinpoint the driving force of this ambition, but he somehow believes his listening to Bill Stern's radio sports commentaries and his father's and uncle's career in sports coaching made some impressions on him. But the thing is, Ted is not putting serious efforts into actualizing this ambition; he's got just a bag of dreams. It's surprising how things turned out.

The story sure contains some elements of motivation, with the major one being that we can practically achieve anything if our hearts can believe what our minds conceive. It's such an interesting approach to life, as it seems to simplify many things that would otherwise have been made complex by doubts and unnecessary worries. But then the input of commitment (by putting in the required hard work) to a cause cannot be ignored, and this is where the story lacks. Ted just strongly believed his "gut," but put very little effort into the cause. However, things just worked in his favor. Not everyone can have such chances, though.

At first, I didn't like the idea of delaying the main story and presenting readers with some "preliminary" incidents, which were Ted's early activities growing up and his experimentation with different destinies and jobs. However, I got to appreciate this approach as I read on; it sure helped establish the fact that Ted is not a "regular" or "ordinary" human being. Somehow, people continue to fix things for him, beginning with his mother, who, among other things, managed to get him a teaching job at St. Thomas School, Talisbury, and ending with Tom Wilson, the chairman of the CYO board of directors, who came through for him when it seemed his hopes and aspirations had ended.

I appreciated Fred Engh's writing style. The word choices made me feel involved in the story. I felt good to be encouraged to take a break and get something for myself before continuing the story. Such kind dispositions! The attempts to introduce elements of humor are commendable. In addition, this is a well-edited book, as I found just three grammatical errors in it. I am delighted to rate this book five out of five stars for its engaging narration and the insights it shares about self-confidence. The only complaint to report about this book is that the author did not provide the photo evidence he promised, but I didn't consider that enough reason to deduct any stars from the rating.

Lovers of memoirs and inspirational stories should have a great time reading Never Underestimate a Dreamer.

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Post by Ihotu »

Thank you for sharing your detailed review of "Never Underestimate a Dreamer." It's insightful to hear your thoughts on the motivation and commitment aspects of the story, as well as your appreciation for the writing style, humor, and editing. Your feedback provides a comprehensive view for potential readers.
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Post by Loveen Kalya »

This review is very detailed and on point, thank you for writing it. You have actually given me the desire to read "Never Underestimate a Dreamer" which I will do. I would definitely like to learn from Ted Zang's story.
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Post by Idealimanoa »

I appreciate your review. It encourages me to purchase and read the book. You helped me somehow improve my review skills too. I was surprised you rated the book 5 out of 5, compared to your remarks. That is also the reason I want to read the book.
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Post by Ladyjoe0807 »

I recently read Never Underestimate a Dreamer by Fred Engh, and it was one of the most inspiring books I've ever read. This inspirational book shares stories of real-world entrepreneurs and how they achieved success despite the obstacles. It not only provides a great learning opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs but also serves as a reminder that it is possible to reach your goals with hard work, dedication, and the right attitude. Fred Engh does a great job of weaving stories of American entrepreneurs through his lessons, and I found myself unable to put the book down. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who dreams of achieving their goals and wants to be inspired to reach them. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars!
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Post by Kirui Collins »

A motivating book. We cab always achieve what we want. Thanks for the review.
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Post by Peshy_somi »

This review of "Never Underestimate a Dreamer" by Fred Engh seems detailed and insightful. The reviewer appreciates the motivational aspects and the book's message about believing in oneself. They highlight the lack of effort portrayed by the protagonist in achieving his dreams, relying more on belief than hard work. The book's structure, engaging narration, and the author's writing style receive positive feedback. The reviewer's only complaint is about the absence of promised photo evidence. Overall, it seems like a recommended read for fans of memoirs and inspirational stories.
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Post by Anjaar87 »

Recently finished "Never Underestimate a Dreamer" by Fred Engh, and it stands out as one of the most inspiring reads in my collection. Through real-world entrepreneur stories, the book shares invaluable lessons on overcoming obstacles and achieving success. It not only serves as a valuable resource for aspiring entrepreneurs but also reinforces the belief that with hard work, dedication, and the right mindset, goals are attainable. Engh masterfully weaves American entrepreneurs' narratives into his lessons, making the book a gripping page-turner. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone with dreams and aspirations, rating it a well-deserved 5 out of 5 stars!
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Post by Niabgab Brookwhit »

I enjoyed this book. Never Underestimate a Dreamer, Dreamers, those who dare to envision a different reality, hold within them the power to shape the world. They possess an unwavering belief in the impossible, an ability to see beyond the constraints of the present. Maduabuchi Eze, a true dreamer, reminds us of the immense potential hidden within each of us. Through his words, he unveils the magic that lies in chasing our dreams, urging us to never underestimate the power of our aspirations. In a world often dominated by cynicism, Eze's message resonates with hope and encouragement. So let us embrace our dreams, for they hold the key to unlocking a future brimming with possibility.
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Post by LornaM »

Still taking the read, it is one of my most inspiring write up, the encouraging words and the motivation to keep going on despite the ups and downs one faces, what will make us win is staying focused and always willing to go an extra mile to learn.
Especially in the world dominated by people who never wish well for others or those that just never want to see us win or those that just never believe in us can be demoralizing, but where there is a will, there will always be a way.
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Post by Jobmuse+ »

This review appreciated the book and applauded the author for doing a great job in creating it. Based on the pleasant impression the author's writing created, the reviewer also did well in making me want to include the book on my bookshelf.
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