The Only Plane In The Sky By Garrett M. Graff

A chilling chronological recap of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S soil, told by those who experienced it first hand. RATING: 4.4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • The morning of 9/11 was a really nice morning, weather-wise. As a pilot we say “Clear Blue and 22” when it’s clear skies and … Continue reading The Only Plane In The Sky By Garrett M. Graff

How To Change Your Mind By Michael Pollan

As in-depth a book about psychedelics can be— diving into the history, cultural impact, medical benefits and legality. RATING: 4.4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Our perceptions of the world offer us not a literal transcription of reality but rather a seamless illusion woven from both the data of our senses … Continue reading How To Change Your Mind By Michael Pollan

Stop Checking Your Likes By Susie Moore

This book is NOT about social media. Rather, it is about gaining freedom from the opinions of others and constant need for social validation. It’s your life, do what makes you happy. RATING: 4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • “As within, so without: If humans clear inner pollution, then they will … Continue reading Stop Checking Your Likes By Susie Moore

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

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

Incognito By David Eagleman

Neuroscientist and author David Eagleman breaks down brains chemistry and the subconscious mind. RATING: 4.2/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “If our brains were simple enough to be understood, we wouldn’t be smart enough to understand them.” A typical neuron makes about 10,000 connections to neighboring neurons. Given the billions of neurons, … Continue reading Incognito By David Eagleman

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

Kitchen Confidential By Anthony Bourdain

Cocaine, cracked oysters and secrets from the culinary underbelly. Kitchen Confidential, written in an almost Hunter S. Thompson style, goes behind the scenes of the restaurant industry. Anthony Bourdain’s chef career is recapped with vivid descriptions, brutally honest opinions and secrets of the craft. RATING: 4.5/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: Never … Continue reading Kitchen Confidential By Anthony Bourdain

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