The Books I Read in March 2022

Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? by Dr. Mark Hyman

This is one of the best books on nutrition I’ve read. In it, Dr. Hyman walks through everything you need to know about food. Today, most people have no clue how or what to eat. Many people struggle with nutrition because of the amount of nutrition information available today. It has never been harder to figure out what to eat. This book is a great way to start figuring out this problem.

Several short sentences about writing by Veryln Klinkenborg

Klinkenborg’s book on writing was unique. I’ve read several books about writing, but none took the perspective that Veryln does here. If you want to learn to write clearer, and to understand writing, this is a great book. Instead of focusing on the rules of writing, this book discusses what it means to write. A great read for anyone that writes.

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

I re-read Man’s Search for Meaning this year. It was better than I remember. I think this is my favorite book of all time. In the book, Frankl famously states, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” This is a man’s story through one of the most difficult periods in history. If he can survive with this attitude, you can handle what you’re facing today.

Money by Tony Robbins

If you have questions about money–like I constantly do–this is a great book. Tony discusses a plan for achieving financial freedom. The book goes through everything from investment choices to taxes and more. Tony interviews several of the world’s financial leaders–like Ray Dalio, Warren Buffett, and Carl Icahn–and shares their investment advice. This book is full of practical advice that you can use today.

The Books I Read in January and February 2022

The Power Broker by Robert Caro

This book was well worth the six weeks I spent reading it. Its 1,200 pages were full of fascinating details about the life of Robert Moses, the most powerful man in the State of New York in his time. Moses’ life is full of stories we can all learn from. Robert was able to create a life that placed him above and outside the democratic system. This was a phenomenal read about an interesting man. It is worth the time. 

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

Walker Percy tells the story of Binx, a young stockbroker from New Orleans. Binx spends his free time watching movies, chasing women, and looking for things to make him happy. Percy shows us that a life spent searching for happiness leads to failure. Instead of searching for happiness, we should strive to be alert and engaged with the people around us. It is a great story and an enjoyable read.

What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg

The story of Sammy Glick is more relevant today than ever. Sammy starts his life like many of us do: young, ambitious, and willing to do whatever it takes to reach the top. The top, to Sammy, is success how he defines it. He wants more money and to have it all. This is a book every young and ambitious person should read so they avoid the same trap.

Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? by Dr. Mark Hyman

It’s not easy to figure out what to eat. There are more opinions about nutrition than anything else. Nutrition information changes and contradicts itself every day. Dr. Hyman’s book is one of the most comprehensive books on nutrition I’ve read. It talks about every food group, what we should eat, and why. Dr. Hyman illustrates the problems with the current state of nutrition and how we can achieve optimal health.

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