Hiroshima By John Hersey

Hiroshima covers the chaos that unfolds on August 6th 1945 from the perspective of six different civilians. John Hersey skips the details of the war to highlight their personal experience during the attack. RATING: 3.5/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: In a city of 240,000, nearly 100,000 people had been killed or … Continue reading Hiroshima By John Hersey

Humor, Seriously By Jennifer Aaker & Naomi Bagdonas

Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life is told from a scientific and comedic perspective, highlighting how levity and humor are essential tools for forging more human connections, improving performance in the workplace, unlocking creativity and boosting resilience in bad times.  RATING: 4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “Humor … Continue reading Humor, Seriously By Jennifer Aaker & Naomi Bagdonas

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

The Order Of Time By Carlo Rovelli

Carlo Rovelli is an Italian theoretical physicist who explains to the best of our human understanding how we observe and relate to the flow of time; past, present and future.  RATING: 3/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “Every day countless people die, and yet those who remain live as if they were mortals." … Continue reading The Order Of Time By Carlo Rovelli

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

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

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.