Stiff By Mary Roach

Mary Roach's humorous writing style brings some relief to the morbid subject of human cadavers. RATING: 3.7/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: The human head is of the same approximate size and weight as a roaster chicken. Human remain dogs can pinpoint the location of a corpse at the bottom of a … Continue reading Stiff By Mary Roach

Stillness Is The Key By Ryan Holiday

Drawing from history's greatest thinkers, Ryan Holiday gives a modern definition of stillness, presents examples and lays out how it can be achieved. RATING: 3.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” -Blaise Pascal Who is so certain that … Continue reading Stillness Is The Key By Ryan Holiday

Heavier Than Heaven By Charles Cross

The grim biography about Kurt Cobain is based on more than four hundred interviews, four years of research; and exclusive unpublished diary entries. Heavier Than Heaven follows Cobain's life from his early days in a trailer outside of Washington to his rise to international fame. The detailed first hand stories and insights into Kurt's troubled … Continue reading Heavier Than Heaven By Charles Cross

Irresistible By Adam Alter

Technology is constantly evolving to be more addicting. Irresistible tracks the rise of behavioral addictions and explains why so many of today’s products are impossible to resist.  RATING: 3.9/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS The people producing tech products were following the cardinal rule of drug dealing: never get high on your … Continue reading Irresistible By Adam Alter

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

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 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