Official Review: Executive Hoodlum by John Costello

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Re: Official Review: Executive Hoodlum by John Costello

Post by Misael » 25 Apr 2018, 07:26

Good reviews were written about this book, and it made me very interested to immerse myself on Mr. Cosrello's memoir. I personally enjoy real stories about famous people and for me to realize that, like us, they are also human being, full of imperfections.

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Post by sarahs88 » 25 Apr 2018, 07:31

I am not one for memoirs, but from reading this review it sounds like something I should read, if I hadn't already checked it out. I loved the second paragraph of the review as it told me so much about the book in just that, and made it sound exciting. I liked the fact that the author shared his past about his father and made sure to point out the abuse and him overcoming those obstacles and completing college. I can definitely see how someone could feel connected to the author and feel like you really know him. All in all great review and great book.

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Post by Jmteachmom » 25 Apr 2018, 07:34

Remarkable and well written review! I love memoirs and after reading your review I cant wait to start reading this one. Thank you for sharing your experience with this read.

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Post by desantismt_17 » 25 Apr 2018, 07:41

I don't read a lot of memoirs, but this sounds like it's well structured and interesting. I'll consider picking this one up.
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Post by Nic13wendy » 25 Apr 2018, 07:41

I am originally from Chicago and love anything based out of Chicago. The review you have done sounds amazing. Anything that is based on true events always catch my attention. The life of this man: getting through school, abusive father, being on the streets of Chicago and working his way up the corporate ladder sounds right up my ally. I am excited to start reading this book.

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Post by KLafser » 25 Apr 2018, 08:00

I just read a sample of the book and agree with your observation that it's like a family member sharing a story. Thanks for the review!

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Post by gali » 25 Apr 2018, 08:02

A memoir recounting the life of John Costello, a Chicago street-wise kid that rose to the executive ladder, sounds interesting. John Costello sounds like an impressive man. He dealt with the cards life gave him admirably. It is good of him to share his story with the readers. It was good of him to tie loose ends and tell what happened to the other characters. I am not fond of memoirs, but I am glad you enjoyed the book. Thank you for the review!
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Post by lesler » 25 Apr 2018, 08:03

This looks like a great memoir and exploration into our current business world. I look forward to reading it!

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Post by shraddharm » 25 Apr 2018, 08:07

I was a little shocked after reading the review about how the author's father wasn't supportive which intrigued me. I hope this book is a good read.
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Post by JuliaKay » 25 Apr 2018, 08:12

This sounds like a fantastic memoir. I love a good rags to riches story. I like that you mention how you felt come red with the author. In any sort of autobiography, this is a great thing. Your wrote a great review. :D
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Post by Farmgurl1 » 25 Apr 2018, 08:13

John Costello's life sounds very fascinating. The review describes his life as living in two different worlds and how he rose above his family life growing up to become successful. I'm not a big fan of memoirs, but this one has gotten great reviews and sounds like it would be unique and a great read.

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Post by Helen_Combe » 25 Apr 2018, 08:18

Great review! I’m intrigued as to how a singer cons people. It looks like a great read.
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Post by Mildred Tabitha » 25 Apr 2018, 08:24

I am new to this kind of genre but I am interested in reading memoirs. From your review, I have learned about John and now I know what to expect. Your review has made me want to read this book and I have already downloaded a free copy for myself. I am sure the memoir will inspire me because the information given on your review is part of what I am interested in reading about.
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Post by Helpme71 » 25 Apr 2018, 08:25

Normally, I am not a huge fan of reading memoirs, but this one seems so fascinating to me. I can't wait to read it and learn more about Costello's childhood growing up as a hoodlum in Chicago. I need more diversity in the kinds of books I read.
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Post by Rajanis » 25 Apr 2018, 08:26

A memoir about the crazy antics of Join Costello's youth, all told with humor and a quick wit. Thanks for the review.

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