Book Review: Friday Night Lights (Bissinger, 1990)

This has to be one of the saddest books I've ever read. It has that tone of regret, missed opportunities, and misplaced priorities that Uncle Rico tried to express in Napoleon Dynamite, but without the humor. Every page of this reeks of that "back in '82" sentiment that things could have been different and "if … Continue reading Book Review: Friday Night Lights (Bissinger, 1990)

Book Review: The Gate (Dann Stouten, 2013)

A unique book that will help you put your present in its proper context with your past and your future. I couldn't put it down until I finished it. This book will give you hope and help you to pinpoint purpose in your circumstances and direction in your daily choices. I saw little pieces of … Continue reading Book Review: The Gate (Dann Stouten, 2013)

Book Review: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Haruki Murakami, 2007)

What he talks about when he talks about running: He's talking about the art of continuous improvement, setting goals, and the pursuit of excellence. I found the book to be humble... admirable... self-deprecating... real, and in many points (though I'm most certainly a walker and not a runner) I could identify very strongly with what … Continue reading Book Review: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Haruki Murakami, 2007)

Book Review: Steal the Show (Michael Port, 2015)

Solid book of reminders that are worth a look before giving an important speech. The emphasis of the book is on preparation, and the steps included are quite in-depth and, if nothing else, would significantly increase the confidence of the presenter. I would say the target audience for this book is certainly those who speak … Continue reading Book Review: Steal the Show (Michael Port, 2015)

Book Review: The Boys in the Boat (Daniel James Brown, 2013)

"They are almost all gone now--the legions of young men who saved the world in the years just before I was born. But that afternoon, standing on the balcony of Haus West, I was swept with gratitude for their goodness and their grace, their humility and their honor, their simple civility and all the things … Continue reading Book Review: The Boys in the Boat (Daniel James Brown, 2013)