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Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story by Chuck Klosterman

December 15, 2013


After being a Chuck Klosterman fan for some time now, you can imagine how impressed and excited I was at the prospect of him embarking on some serious and focused journalism.  Not that his standard editorial pieces aren’t fantastic.  Reading his wit and enlightening insights always opens my mind and shows the topic at hand […]

In The Spirit of Happiness – The Monks of New Skete

April 7, 2013


  Deliberate, thoughtful and wise.  In The Spirit of Happiness shuffles into your dusty, dark cabin at the dawn of a new day.  It tosses aside the curtains directly in front of the lumpy mass of sheets you’re sleeping in.  It hefts up the window as well.  The brilliance of morning asserts itself among you […]

The Ten Commandments Then & Now – Robert M. West

March 20, 2013


A book written for us, by us, is not a bad thing.  Just ask Daymond John.  In The Ten Commandments Then & Now, Robert M. West may not be looking to garner the attention of fringe believers or deliver skeptics of the faith to the rapture and joys of Christianity, but he clearly and measuredly lays […]

Room – Emma Donoghue

March 6, 2013


It’s hard to not feel bad for someone, maybe to actually feel apathetic for someone, who’s been kidnapped and imprisoned for 7 years; Emma Donoghue (wiki, personal site) may have accomplished this feat by penning Room (Amazon Link).  It might be best to stop quickly here and say that I would recommend Room to many people, it just […]

Moonwalking With Einstein – Joshua Foer

February 21, 2013


What’s the last great book you read?  Can’t remember?  Having trouble recalling what you had for breakfast, where you parked your car, your wife’s birthday (or name)?  Well, who hasn’t wrestled with one or more of those lapses in memory?  And that’s exactly why Moonwalking With Einstein (Help me out, buy the book here!) should be high […]