1.09.2014

Recommended Reads, 16th in a Quarterly Series



http://zenandgenki.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/booknook.jpg?w=593Stuff I've read lately that I'd recommend:

LeBron’s Dream Team: How Five Friends Made History (James/Bissinger).  Before he was the man, he was a boy from Akron just trying to win a state championship with his boyhood friends.

Eat That Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time (Tracy).  Even for someone who prides himself on efficient time management, I learned a few things from this book.

OK: The Improbable Story of America’s Greatest Word (Metcalf).  Loved how fanciful and scandalous is the story behind the English language’s most common and ordinary word.

One Nation Under Sex: How the Private Lives of Presidents, First Ladies and Their Lovers Changed the Course of American History.  Man, what a field day we would’ve all had if Twitter and TMZ existed when Dolley Madison, Abraham Lincoln, and JFK were alive.

Father’s Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son (Bissinger).  A beautiful albeit brutally honest look at a dad’s relationship with his mentally impaired son.

The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese Americans (Ngai).  This book has it all: race, class, politics, immigration, assimilation, and intrigue, much of it in the Bay Area to boot.

Here’s Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion through the Astonishing World of Math (Bellos).  Really cool how you can find math pretty much everywhere you look.
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