An elaborately structured and consistently intriguing set of codes to make the most out of life.


A debut guide offers a system of prompts and processes designed to discover readers’ potentials.

“It’s easy to become locked into the drudgery of everyday existence,” Hillyer and Barahona write in their highly detailed manual, “but the abundance codes will help you to become unlocked, and then you can achieve success in a way you’ve always wanted.” In the service of this goal, the authors have devised a system of 52 codes that unlock nine keys to that personal transformation, and in laying out the schemata, the authors stress that their advice is grounded in reality. “There’s no need to put on a white robe,” they assure their readers, “light a candle, burn some incense, and start chanting Bible verses or whispering your prayers by your bedside at night.” Instead, their “nine keys to life” are energetic areas that must be opened to experience abundance: health, mindset, emotion, relationships, passion, wealth, purpose, spirituality, and contribution. The authors’ beautifully designed book breaks these keys down in a modular fashion that rewards both a straight-through reading and a random picking and choosing of chapters. The keys also have “accelerators” that facilitate their implementation. Balancing this modular approach is a series of far more conventional insights the authors offer at regular intervals. They periodically remind readers of healthy personality basics like attitude: “You could be working extremely hard and accomplishing many things, but if your mindset isn't properly aligned, you will still face significant challenges, and it will be difficult to sustain abundance.” Even the book’s point-by-point method is deftly tempered by the authors, who stress that their program is a lifestyle rather than a quick fix: “Remember, you cannot just read about the codes and activate them once to realize the full benefits of them. That’s why a daily ritual is so important.” The guide’s sectioned and segmented layout has a curiously clarifying effect; readers will find a good deal of bracing food for thought in these pages.

An elaborately structured and consistently intriguing set of codes to make the most out of life.

Pub Date: N/A

ISBN: 978-1-5445-1332-4

Page Count: 328

Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing

Review Posted Online: May 3, 2019

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Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis...



Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings.

Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — "A bankrupt expression") a unique guide (which means "without like or equal").

Pub Date: May 15, 1972

ISBN: 0205632645

Page Count: 105

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: Oct. 28, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1972

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From the national correspondent for PBS's MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour: a moving memoir of her youth in the Deep South and her role in desegregating the Univ. of Georgia. The eldest daughter of an army chaplain, Hunter-Gault was born in what she calls the ``first of many places that I would call `my place' ''—the small village of Due West, tucked away in a remote little corner of South Carolina. While her father served in Korea, Hunter-Gault and her mother moved first to Covington, Georgia, and then to Atlanta. In ``L.A.'' (lovely Atlanta), surrounded by her loving family and a close-knit black community, the author enjoyed a happy childhood participating in activities at church and at school, where her intellectual and leadership abilities soon were noticed by both faculty and peers. In high school, Hunter-Gault found herself studying the ``comic-strip character Brenda Starr as I might have studied a journalism textbook, had there been one.'' Determined to be a journalist, she applied to several colleges—all outside of Georgia, for ``to discourage the possibility that a black student would even think of applying to one of those white schools, the state provided money for black students'' to study out of state. Accepted at Michigan's Wayne State, the author was encouraged by local civil-rights leaders to apply, along with another classmate, to the Univ. of Georgia as well. Her application became a test of changing racial attitudes, as well as of the growing strength of the civil-rights movement in the South, and Gault became a national figure as she braved an onslaught of hostilities and harassment to become the first black woman to attend the university. A remarkably generous, fair-minded account of overcoming some of the biggest, and most intractable, obstacles ever deployed by southern racists. (Photographs—not seen.)

Pub Date: Nov. 1, 1992

ISBN: 0-374-17563-2

Page Count: 192

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Review Posted Online: May 20, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1992

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