The Art Of Resilience By Ross Edgley

The Art Of Resilience follows the savage, “rhino neck” human being, Ross Edgley, on his epic, unprecedented 1,780 mile swim around Great Britain. He mixes stoicism, sports science and resilience to accomplish the unimaginable 5 month adventure -- swimming 12 hours a day.  RATING: 4.4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS "Hard work … Continue reading The Art Of Resilience By Ross Edgley

Think Like A Monk By Jay Shetty

Jay Shetty was born in London and moved to India to live as a monk for 3 years. His goal “making wisdom go viral,” is a present theme of the book and he references many different sources to encompass his way of life.  RATING: 4/5 Check it out: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS “I am … Continue reading Think Like A Monk By Jay Shetty

The Warren Buffet Way By Robert Hagstrom Jr.

Breaking down the career and key investment strategies from one of the greatest investors in history. RATING: 4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: Buffet believes that investors must be financially and psychologically prepared to deal with the market’s volatility. Buffet believes that unless you can watch your stock holdings decline by 50% … Continue reading The Warren Buffet Way By Robert Hagstrom Jr.

Being Mortal By Atul Gawande

Being Mortal shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life—all the way to the very end.  RATING: 3.7/5 Check it out: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “ Old age is not a battle. Old age is a massacre.” -Philip Roth  If time becomes short, what is most important to … Continue reading Being Mortal By Atul Gawande

Greenlights By Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey‘s memoir is the result of honest reflection and dissection of 36+ years of journaling and life experience. Rating: 4.8/5 Check it out: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: The problems we face today eventually turn into blessings in the rear view mirror of life. In time, yesterdays red light leads us to a green … Continue reading Greenlights By Matthew McConaughey

Run To The Finish By Amanda Brooks

Modest and practical tips for the everyday runner.  Rating: 4/5 Check it out: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: Forward is a pace.  “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” -Epicurus  I breathe in strength. I … Continue reading Run To The Finish By Amanda Brooks

Stiff By Mary Roach

Mary Roach's humorous writing style brings some relief to the morbid subject of human cadavers. RATING: 3.7/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: The human head is of the same approximate size and weight as a roaster chicken. Human remain dogs can pinpoint the location of a corpse at the bottom of a … Continue reading Stiff By Mary Roach

Stillness Is The Key By Ryan Holiday

Drawing from history's greatest thinkers, Ryan Holiday gives a modern definition of stillness, presents examples and lays out how it can be achieved. RATING: 3.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” -Blaise Pascal Who is so certain that … Continue reading Stillness Is The Key By Ryan Holiday

Between Everything And Nothing By Joe Meno

As a white male born in the United States, this is a humbling, eye opening story about the struggles and injustices asylum seekers face on their journey for freedom and a better life. Rating: 4.5/5 Check it out: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: Who we are, why things are the way they appear to be—all … Continue reading Between Everything And Nothing By Joe Meno

Heavier Than Heaven By Charles Cross

The grim biography about Kurt Cobain is based on more than four hundred interviews, four years of research; and exclusive unpublished diary entries. Heavier Than Heaven follows Cobain's life from his early days in a trailer outside of Washington to his rise to international fame. The detailed first hand stories and insights into Kurt's troubled … Continue reading Heavier Than Heaven By Charles Cross

Irresistible By Adam Alter

Technology is constantly evolving to be more addicting. Irresistible tracks the rise of behavioral addictions and explains why so many of today’s products are impossible to resist.  RATING: 3.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS The people producing tech products were following the cardinal rule of drug dealing: never get high on your … Continue reading Irresistible By Adam Alter

Breath By James Nestor

Breath By James Nestor is a fascinating book about the powers of breathing, how they are underutilized and when functioning at peak, can improve your well being. Breath dives into thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting edge studies plus some personal anecdotes from the author. RATING: 4.3/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON … Continue reading Breath By James Nestor