This is a list of books that I recently finished, am now reading, or will be reading soon. My favorite "genre" is philosophical literature, e.g. Camus, Hesse, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Kafka, etc. However, I also try to read some nonfiction and history to help expand my understanding of the world around me. Of course, reading such books is not as productive if you don't spend a lot of time thinking and discussing the topics covered. So, I'm always up for a coffee or beer over which to talk about a book. Yes, this is my idea of fun. If you would like to do just that or have a book suggestion, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on facebook.
Evil can arise from the best of intentions.
The only semi-respectable institution left in Washington DC.
Same story as Outliers, Talent is Overrated, and The Talent Code but it's a story worth telling.
No money. No family. Rejection. Loneliness. Yep, that's stand up comedy.
Common sense science explained slowly and without using big words.
American history as written on the back of a napkin. Entertaining but superficial.
The sheep of war and the hopeless optimism of their herder.
A dedication and love of music. Drugs? What drugs?
A caricature of a memoir. Untidy, meaningless, but ultimately heartwarming.
A lot of nonsense for those that hate their job, and a little good advice for those that love their job.
Suffering is everywhere. There are no rational solutions, just extraordinary individuals that refuse to be overwhelmed by this impossibility.
Common sense ideas for growing the middle class.
Suffering is the sole origin of consciousness.
Unwavering focus on the task at hand IS happiness. Warning: The task must grow more and more challenging.
The "impossible" takes our gullible minds off the "mundane".
No time to write summary, must concur the world at all cost. Will murder a puppy if need be.
Practice makes perfect, but you have to practice right.
Hard to defeat a man who wields a sword.
Common sense atheism with a British accent.
Turns out there is no limit to human performance, and Dan Gable is a madman.