“The Wright Brothers”, by David McCullough

In “The Wright Brothers”, author David Mccullough brings to life Wilbur and Orville’s race to be the first to conquer the skies. Continue reading


“Rewrite Man: The Life and Career of Screenwriter Warren Skaaren”, by Alison Macor

I’m doing something a little different this week. In lieu of a book review, I’m shamelessly plugging my good friend and former college roommate’s new book, “Rewrite Man: The Life and Career of Screenwriter Warren Skaaren”. Continue reading

“Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers”, by Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss has a highly successful podcast in which he interviews people who are tops at what they do and tries to uncover some of the secrets of their success. He’s good at this because he seems to be genuinely curious about his guests and he likes to apply some of their methods to his own life in an ongoing effort to improve himself. Continue reading

“Dad is Fat”, by Jim Gaffigan

For anyone who wants a good laugh about some of the crazy truths of kids and parenting, “Dad is Fat” might be just the ticket. Author, comedian and father of five Jim Gaffigan tells it like it is without that polite, public filter so many of us use when we talk about being parents. The result is an honest, funny commentary on the joys, frustrations and mystifying realities of raising kids. Continue reading

“Hillbilly Elegy”, by J.D. Vance

“Hillbilly Elegy” is an insightful social commentary about the struggles currently being faced by members of the white, Appalachian working class. Its author, J.D. Vance, is uniquely qualified to provide this commentary because he was raised in this socioeconomic group and overcame serious obstacles to attend Yale law school as well as build a strong, healthy marriage. Continue reading