The Soul Of A Butterfly By Muhammad Ali

A short autobiography where Muhammad Ali reflects on his life and career. RATING: 3.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Think well of all, be patient with all, and try to find the good in all. • The greatest victory in life is to rise above the material things that we once … Continue reading The Soul Of A Butterfly By Muhammad Ali

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

Finish By Jon Acuff

Written in a humorous style, Author Jon Acuff makes the point that the quest for perfection may be what’s hindering you from completing your goals and measuring data is the best tool to counteract perfectionism. RATING: 3.8/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • The harder you try to be perfect, the less … Continue reading Finish By Jon Acuff

On Tyranny By Timothy Snyder

Timothy Snyder encapsulates how lessons of the past can prevent tyranny of the future. RATING: 4/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Where annual elections end, tyranny begins. • Stand out. Someone has to. It is easy to follow along. It can feel strange to do or say something different. But without … Continue reading On Tyranny By Timothy Snyder

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

Liftoff By Eric Berger

Liftoff follows the rise of SpaceX, specifically, the team formation and trials and tribulations of the four do-or-die flights. RATING: 4.3/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • If you want to become a millionaire, start out as a billionaire, and found a rocket company. • The largest object NASA has ever sent … Continue reading Liftoff By Eric Berger

Chronicles Vol. 1 By Bob Dylan

Sporadic stories told by Bob Dylan himself— sharing his inspiration, song creation process and the encompassing musical characters that helped shape his career. RATING: 3.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS | AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: • Folk songs were the way I explored the universe, they were pictures and the pictures were worth more than anything I … Continue reading Chronicles Vol. 1 By Bob Dylan

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