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Die with Zero: Your Money and Your Life by Bill Perkins

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"Die with Zero" challenges readers to rethink their relationship with money and time. As someone who has read a few dozen books about money...

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain

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"Kitchen Confidential" is an unfiltered and gripping memoir by the late Anthony Bourdain, who takes readers on a wild ride through the underbelly of...

My Favorite Books I read in 2020

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I finished 69 books in 2020, started and abandoned another 10 or so. And was really happy with a lot that I read. I...

Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur

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Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur If you'd read this book, and somehow didn't know Donald Trump...

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History by Kurt Andersen

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Post-Truth Politics is a term that may have just come in to focus in after the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump. But Kurt...

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die (Hardcover) by Chip...

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Continuing some of the work laid out in Malcom Gladwell's The Tipping Point, Made to Stick seeks to understand why some ideas live on...

Marketing Takeaways from Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday

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I read Ryan Holiday's Perennial Seller on a lark, even though I've been writing a book of my own for months now. Truth is,...

Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris

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People are terrible. Especially during special times, like weddings, holidays, and especially Christmas. Santaland Diaries tells David Sedaris’ stories working as a Christmas elf...

Based on a True Story by Norm Macdonald

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Based on a True Story by Norm Macdonald Norm Macdonald had a book. E-I-E-I-O. I always essentially liked Norm Macdonald. I never said he was my favorite SNL...

I Know I Am, But What Are You? by Samantha Bee

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I Know I Am, But What Are You? by Samantha Bee As someone who finds Samantha Bee VERY funny, I found this book less than stellar....

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari It takes a special kind of book to leave you haunted, feeling like not...

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak

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B. J. Novak, best known for the character Ryan on The Office, turns out to be a very funny writer. This may come as...

Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck

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I’m a Steinbeck fan. I’ve read nearly all his books. And when my friend Igor Hiller heard I hadn’t read My Travels with Charley he gleefully lent it...

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

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Quotes I enjoyed: Michael was traumatized by what he had done. When he'd said to me, "don't ever do it "– never pressed send on...

Sapiens: A Brief History of Human Kind by Yuval Noah Harari

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These are some take-aways I wrote down for Sapiens: A Brief History of Human Kind by Yuval Noah Harari. Also, I recommend his other...

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers...

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I'm a Tim Ferriss apologist. Even when there are long chapters about making women have intense orgasms in the middle of a diet book,...

Wisdom of the Buddha: The Unabridged Dhammapada

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I've collected some favorite quotes from the book Wisdom of the Buddha: The Unabridged Dhammapada as opposed to a full blown review. The Four Noble...

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

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I've collected some favorite quotes from the book The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason as opposed to a full blown review. “Thou makest...

Armada by Ernest Cline

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Armada is the follow up novel to Ready Player one by Ernest Cline. I loved Ready Player One. Armada is not as good. Although the story...

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

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Meditations by Marcus Aurelius Marcus Aurelius was this Roman emperor around 161 A.D.. He was also a philosopher and deep thinker, and Meditations is a...

The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice...

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Children, at a young age, are able to empathize with their mother*. This can be good or bad because what the mother feels, the...

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid

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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid Look, unless you're writing one, a review is pointless. You read a review so...

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

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Siddhartha, a prince, leaves his perfect life in his kingdom, witnesses suffering, seeks enlightenment, sits under a tree, achieves enlightenment and becomes the Buddha....

Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV by...

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"Top of the Rock" is an oral history of the years that was the NBC Thursday night line up known as Must See TV....

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser

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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser "Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in...

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 

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"Ready Player One" is a novel taking place in the near future where the entire world spends almost all of their time playing a...

Writing the Pilot by William Rabkin

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Writing the Pilot by William Rabkin Writing the Pilot is a simple guide on how to write a television pilot. What makes this book good...

What Is This Thing Called Love? by Gene Wilder

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This is a collection of short stories written by the Waco Kid, Gene Wilder. And though Wilder has shown incredible writing ability in his...

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

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It's a mix of stories, musing about topics that are important to Amy, memoir, humorous thoughts, and a chapter written by Seth Myers. I...