Book Review: 11/22/63 (Stephen King, 2011)

This book is not what you think. A lot of people see the name 'Stephen King' and automatically write it off and decide not to read his books because they 'don't like horror.' This book is not a horror book. When you see the title, the date, you know the book is about Kennedy. Yet, … Continue reading Book Review: 11/22/63 (Stephen King, 2011)

Book Review: The Cubs Way (Tom Verducci, 2017)

Not just a baseball book, this one doubles as a millennial management blueprint, with several insights into the philosophies of team president Theo Epstein and manager Joe Maddon. Baseball fans and personnel managers alike will enjoy this one. Built around the 2016 World Series, the chapters alternate chronologically between action within the seven game series … Continue reading Book Review: The Cubs Way (Tom Verducci, 2017)

Book Review: The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted (Robert Hillman, 2019)

Great title and cover. Depressing plot and sleepy characters. The story takes place in 1960s Australia and centers around Tom Hope, a farmer named appropriately for his optimism. Yet, that is all Tom really has. His first wife leaves him, comes back pregnant, delivers a child named Peter, leaves for good a couple of years … Continue reading Book Review: The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted (Robert Hillman, 2019)

Book Review: The No Complaining Rule (Jon Gordon, 2008)

A quick read containing some practical examples of how to implement a more positive culture in your personal and professional life. I like that someone can pick up this book, read it in one sitting, and immediately implement the directives and see results. No extensive study is required. One of my favorite quotes that introduced … Continue reading Book Review: The No Complaining Rule (Jon Gordon, 2008)

Book Review: I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had (Tony Danza, 2012)

As a former high school teacher, I was a little skeptical about this one. However, I decided to read this book because I would consider myself to be a fan of Tony Danza, and this seemed like an interesting concept: a former TV star becomes a high school teacher and a reality TV show is … Continue reading Book Review: I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had (Tony Danza, 2012)