biographies

On Writing

A Memoir Of The Craft

By Stephen King

"The shorter the book, the less the bullshit"
Published: May 31, 2022 Reading Time: 12 minutes stage: in progress rating: 10

How To Live

Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer

By Sarah Bakewell

A beautiful book that distills Montaigne's universal essays
Published: April 2, 2022 Reading Time: 9 minutes rating: 10

Edison

By Edmund Morris

Published: March 6, 2022 Reading Time: 9 minutes

Book Summary: Rome's Last Citizen By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni

The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar

By By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni

Goodman and Soni are some of my favorite biographers. Here they recount the life of Cato. It does a good job in depicting the man and the morals and also Rome at that time
Published: October 19, 2020 Reading Time: 5 minutes rating: 6

Titan By Ron Chernow

The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

By Ron Chernow

Rockerfeller lead an impressive life. I had this idea of him being a despicable man that would do anything for money. The book paints a more complete and compelling picture. He did indeed amass the biggest fortune of his time but was also a very big philanthropist
Published: October 19, 2020 Reading Time: 5 minutes rating: 8

Leonardo Da Vinci By Walter Isaacson

By Walter Isaacson

Neither Leonardo nor Isaacson need introductions. This book is a wonderful biography. Go read it. Stay curious.
Published: October 19, 2020 Reading Time: 7 minutes rating: 9

Coders At Work By Peter Seibel

By Peter Seibel

Peter Seibel interviews some of the most successful and prolific programmers of our time
Published: October 19, 2020 Reading Time: 13 minutes rating: 9

The Score Takes Care of Itself By Bill Walsh

By Bill Walsh

This book condenses the philosophy of leadership that Bill Walsh—one of the most successful head coaches in NFLs history—developed and applied throughout his career. It is a philosophy rooted in excellence and sacrifice. It shows that there are really no short-cuts to being and doing great. Put in the work and "the score will take care of itself"
Published: October 19, 2020 Reading Time: 7 minutes rating: 10

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running By Haruki Murakami

By Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami's memoir is an ode to running and writing
Published: October 13, 2020 Reading Time: 7 minutes rating: 10

No Hay Causa Perdida

By Álvaro Uribe

Engaging inside view of Uribe's time as president of Colombia. Regardless of what you think of him, he was a key figure in setting Colombia on a path to success.
Published: September 23, 2020 Reading Time: 2 minutes rating: 6