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

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

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

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

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

Run To The Finish By Amanda Brooks

Modest and practical tips for the everyday runner.  Rating: 4/5 Check it out: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: Forward is a pace.  “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” -Epicurus  I breathe in strength. I … Continue reading Run To The Finish By Amanda Brooks

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

Between Everything And Nothing By Joe Meno

As a white male born in the United States, this is a humbling, eye opening story about the struggles and injustices asylum seekers face on their journey for freedom and a better life. Rating: 4.5/5 Check it out: GOODREADS or AMAZON KEY TAKEAWAYS: Who we are, why things are the way they appear to be—all … Continue reading Between Everything And Nothing By Joe Meno

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

Breath By James Nestor

Breath By James Nestor is a fascinating book about the powers of breathing, how they are underutilized and when functioning at peak can improve your well being. Breath dives into thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting edge studies plus some personal anecdotes from the author. RATING: 4.3/5 CHECK IT OUT: GOODREADS or AMAZON … Continue reading Breath By James Nestor