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Books I Recommend

Books!

I have read many many books in my day.  But there are few books that I would ever recommend anyone read.  Here they are:

  1. The Lord of the Rings – This is, hands-down, the best book ever written.
  2. Four Hour Workweek –  This treatise to effectiveness changed my whole outlook on life in profound ways – business, marriage, parenting, etc.
  3. 2001: A Space Odyssey – A better companion than the movie (which is also great)!  The book takes us to places that are physically within reach, yet…so far away…
  4. Uncommon Service – This is the best purely business book I have ever read.
  5. Gods Behaving Badly – Did you ever wonder what life would be like if the Greek Gods (Zeus, Hera, etc.) were the real religion?  And what if they lived in a run-down flat in London?  Wonder no more!  Funniest book I ever read.  Cleverly-written.  Etc. etc. etc.
  6. Moneyball – A book about how statheads turned the business of baseball upside down!
  7. The Agenda – The inside story of Bill Clinton’s first budget.  Dry?  Absolutely.  Fascinating?  Holy shit!
  8. Peter & The Starcatchers – If you dig Wicked, you’ll love this prequel to Peter Pan.

Movies!

What book club would be complete without a listing of companion movies?!  Here it goes…the only movies you should ever feel compelled to see:

  1. Spaceballs – Best movie ever.
  2. Dumb & Dumber – Okay…maybe this is the best movie ever…
  3. Star Wars Episodes IV, V, VI – These never get old.
  4. The Matrix – Brilliantly-creative, genre-busting, goosebumps-inducing!
  5. The Fog of War – Bean counters, politicians, morals, and the urgency of war.  I’ve never seen a more revealing look behind the curtains of the human condition.