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What is the book Hunger A Memoir of Body about? Roxane Gay is a beautiful woman weighing 577 pounds (261 kg), which is hard to lose and easy to gain. She decided to document the story of her body: how did it become so, why doesn’t it want or cannot be changed, how do her family and friends...
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink
What is the book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing about? The author of the book, Daniel H. Pink, believes that the word "when" is one of the essential words in a person's life. Whether we are going to change jobs, find a partner in life or go on a trip, we must always...
Book Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality and Utopia by Michael Shermer
What is the book Heavens On Earth about? It is focused on the issue that haunts human race since the ancient times – that our mundane human existence sooner or later is going to come to an end. What’s awaiting us after death? Heaven for the righteous or hell for sinners? Or is it just a long, dreamless sleep? Many...
Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter by Adam Scott
What is the book Win Bigly about? The author of the book Scott Adams is among the first who predicted Trump’s victory, at a time when he was still a candidate competing against Hillary Clinton. Adams was writing about it on his blog, and it became popular. He stresses that he’s not used to being an expert on politics, he...
Organize Tomorrow Today: 8 Ways to Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance at Work and in Life by Jason Selk & Tom Bartow
What is the book Organize Tomorrow Today about? Jason Selk coached the athletes of the baseball team “Cardinals”, making real champions out of a promising team. He also helped many professional athletes, assisting them in reach the pinnacle of their performance. Business coach Tom Bartow once himself was an athlete and coached a university basketball team. Combining their experience,...
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown
What is the book Braving the Wilderness? Every person wants to feel himself a part of something bigger. The sense of being in a community is fundamental, be it your family, a tribe, or among like-minded people such as your co-workers or team members. On the contrary, being alone is pretty...
Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion by Jay Heinrichs
What is the book Thank You for Arguing about? Heinrichs believes that our social life is completely based on arguments. They guide our emotions, define decisions, force us to buy things and affect our minds and souls. And rhetoric can be used to decipher these arguments. Rhetorical techniques are used...
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
What is the book Being Mortal about? Atul Gawande is a practitioner, who has descended from a family of doctors. He is well informed about the achievements of modern medicine, which allow us to prolong our lives and defeat diseases that were considered incurable until now. As a result, we...
Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work by Steven Kotler
What is the book Stealing Fire about? In the book, Steven Kotler every so often mentions the name of Prometheus – a titan, who stole the divine fire from the gods and gave it to mankind. We still have this fire with us, and we know it under a different...
What is the book Thou Shall Prosper about? When Rabbi Daniel Lapin was writing his book, he relied on the traditional wisdom of Judaism, laid out in the Torah, the Talmud and the Kabbalah. According to him, Judaism has never condemned wealth and never considered any fortune unrighteous. He acknowledges...