An Astronauts Guide To Life On Earth By Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. From a very early age Hadfield was crystal clear on his calling; astronaut or bust. The book is mostly recapping his career that spanned over 20 years while sharing lessons and a perspective on life only a veteran astronaut can give. … Continue reading An Astronauts Guide To Life On Earth By Chris Hadfield

Midnight In Chernobyl By Adam Higginbotham

Midnight in Chernobyl is an incredibly detailed account of the 1984 nuclear disaster. While chronologically laying out the night of the disaster and the days that followed, Adam Higginbotham ventures off into side stories about how politics played a key part in the accident. The chain of command prevented any oversight for fear of repercussions … Continue reading Midnight In Chernobyl By Adam Higginbotham

Mans Search For Meaning By Victor E. Frankl

This classic bestseller is broken into two parts. The first tells the chilling stories from Victor’s experience at concentration camps. The second half goes deep into his psychiatric studies following those tough times. The two parts are linked together and show how meaning, even in the most harshest and hopeless of times can be found.  … Continue reading Mans Search For Meaning By Victor E. Frankl

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot

Henrietta Lacks was a poor southern tobacco farmer that got Cervix cancer and was treated at John Hopkins. Cells were removed from her tumor and shared all over the medical community without her knowledge. The cells were referred to as 'HeLa' and were used to created polio vaccines, gene mapping and many other medical advances. … Continue reading The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot

The Book Of Five Rings By Miyamoto Musashi

The Book Of Five Rings is the work of Miyamoto Musashi who was a samurai in 16th century Japan. After a lifetime of battles he resided to a cave in the final years of his life to write the strategies he used. Many of his ideas on fighting technique and strategy have become commonplace amongst … Continue reading The Book Of Five Rings By Miyamoto Musashi

Learned Optimism By Martin E.P Seligman

Learned Optimism focuses on over 20 years of clinical research to show optimistism in society and the evolutionary benefits of pessimism. Martin Seligman, assisted by other prominent psychologist's, predicted MLB/NBA records, presidential elections, and how effective employees/students will perform solely by analyzing speech patterns for optimism. The book also has tests that you can use … Continue reading Learned Optimism By Martin E.P Seligman

Do Nothing By Celeste Headlee

While the title screams generic self help, Do Nothing is far from it. Rather than preaching tips on how to optimize your time, the book analyzes history and nueroscience to show how we have been conditioned to work hard even at the cost of our mental and physical well being. Packed with tons of interesting … Continue reading Do Nothing By Celeste Headlee

Resisting Happiness By Matthew Kelly

Resisting Happiness is a religious take on how to live to your fullest potential. Originally, the rough draft for this review was bashing the book for lacking depth or any original takeaways. But after reviewing it again there are a lot of insightful takeaways. It seems like God is referenced every other sentence mixed with little … Continue reading Resisting Happiness By Matthew Kelly

Nothing To Envy By Barbara Demick

Nothing To Envy focuses on the chaos of living in North Korea told by six defectors who over the course of the book realize their government has betrayed them. Rating: 4.2/5 Recommended for: Anyone who wants to hear the inside scoop from defectors about how fucked up ordinary life in North Korea actually is. Key … Continue reading Nothing To Envy By Barbara Demick

Packing For Mars By Mary Roach

Rating: 3.75/5 Recommended for: anyone with an interest in all the weird nasa training and test experiments throughout history. KEY TAKEAWAYS: The suffix 'naut' comes from the Greek and Latin words for ships and sailing. Astronaut suggests 'a sailor in space.' The most stressful part of being an astronaut is not getting to be an astronaut—it’s not … Continue reading Packing For Mars By Mary Roach

The Perfect Mile By Neal Bascomb

Rating: 4.5/5 Recommended For:Anyone interested in running and the limits of human potential.  Key Takeaways: “A man who sets out to become an artist at the mile is something like a man who sets out to discover the most graceful method of being hanged. No matter how logical his plans, he cannot carry them without … Continue reading The Perfect Mile By Neal Bascomb

Where Good Ideas Come From By Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson's book Where good ideas come from—the natural history of innovation is an amalgamation of well researched anecdotes. Innovative ideas don’t come as a eureka moment but rather form from remixing previous ideas and hunches. The book looks with a wide lens scope over many years to make the point that the evolution of ideas … Continue reading Where Good Ideas Come From By Steven Johnson