July 2017

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

I was looking for a fiction book that is readable, does not require me to think too much, and will not feel like mental junk food. This is it. The Godfather was gripping from the first word to last. Tucker Max writes, “In a weird way, it’s a guide to modern manhood.” The quotes show how.

Date read: 9 July 2017
How strongly I recommend: 5/5 (Drop everything and read.)

June 2017

Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son by George Horace Lorimer

As Ryan Holiday wrote, “Packed with good advice.” Work, money, having fun, management, marriage. It’s all here. Readable, practical, and funny.

Date read: 25 June 2017
How strongly I recommend: 4/5 (Compelling if relevant to you today.)