We Own This City By Justin Fenton

The shockingly heinous story of corruption in the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF)—lead by Sergeant Wayne Jenkins. *Soon to be an HBO series starring Jon Bernthal* RATING: 4.5/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • In a survey of the 3,200 officers on the force, nearly a quarter said they … Continue reading We Own This City By Justin Fenton

The Four Agreements By Miguel Ruiz

First glance... seems like a children’s book—the length, word spacing and illustrations. Upon further reading, an abundance of straightforward wisdom. Now, I understand why this book is so popular and universally loved. Simple and impactful. RATING: 4.4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • 1st Agreement: Be Impeccable With Your Word. • Speak … Continue reading The Four Agreements By Miguel Ruiz

Fast Food Nation By Eric Schlosser

The dirty secrets of the fast food industry are revealed in this well researched book. After starting with the origin of McDonald’s, the book promptly switches gears to the dark side of the industry; targeting children, cutting moral corners, poor food standards, E. Coli outbreaks, inhuman slaughterhouses and dangerous working conditions—all just par for the … Continue reading Fast Food Nation By Eric Schlosser

The 4-Hour Workweek By Timothy Ferriss

Optimize your workload and life; or just say fuck it, ask for forgiveness later and go on mini retirements and travel abroad for months at a time. The 4-hour workweek has plenty of useful tips and references to escape the 9-5 but Tim Ferriss’ personal stories comes off egotistical throughout the book. RATING: 4/5 CHECK … Continue reading The 4-Hour Workweek By Timothy Ferriss

Eats, Shoots & Leaves By Lynne Truss

A witty approach to the subject of punctuation.  Instead of just teaching punctuation, Lynne Truss makes fun of the evolution and sticklers throughout history while brilliantly providing examples and explaining the proper forms. RATING: 3.8/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: We have a language that is full of ambiguities; we have a way of … Continue reading Eats, Shoots & Leaves By Lynne Truss

Drug Use For Grown-Ups By Dr. Carl L. Hart

While dispelling any stigmas surrounding drug use, spotlighting systemic racism and resenting ignorant drug laws, Dr. Carl Hart pitches the idea of legalizing and regulating all drugs for a safer, more understanding society.  RATING: 4.6/5 (BPR Recommended!) CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “If people let government decide which foods they eat and … Continue reading Drug Use For Grown-Ups By Dr. Carl L. Hart

Tuesday’s With Morrie By Mitch Albom

Tuesday’s with Morrie is a heartfelt story of a professor suffering from ALS talking with his favorite student about life and death.  RATING: 4.2/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “Accept what you are able to do and what you are not able to do.”  “Accept the past as past, without denying it … Continue reading Tuesday’s With Morrie By Mitch Albom

Logged In And Stressed Out By Paula Durlofsky

Logged In And Stressed Out cites numerous studies and personal anecdotes from the authors therapy sessions to show the pros and cons (mostly cons) of social media and how to find balance in the digital age.  RATING: 3/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: Studies show the greater overall social media use and … Continue reading Logged In And Stressed Out By Paula Durlofsky

The Wim Hof Method By Wim Hof

Wim Hof, also known as The Iceman, is a Dutch extreme athlete noted for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. The Wim Hof Method has lead to multiple world records and is rewriting science textbooks which are based on the foundation of three pillars; Breathing, Cold Therapy and Mindset. RATING: 3.2/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON   KEY … Continue reading The Wim Hof Method By Wim Hof

Dear Life By Rachel Clarke

Dear Life is a touching, poetically written book about death. The author, Rachel Clarke, is a palliative care doctor who stresses the importance of compassion and connection during the final stage of life. Death is a unique human experience for each person; but as humans we have the choice to decide how we respond to … Continue reading Dear Life By Rachel Clarke

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