I have read many many books in my day. But there are few books that I would ever recommend anyone read. Here they are:
- The Lord of the Rings – This is, hands-down, the best book ever written.
- Four Hour Workweek – This treatise to effectiveness changed my whole outlook on life in profound ways – business, marriage, parenting, etc.
- 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…
- Uncommon Service – This is the best purely business book I have ever read.
- 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.
- Moneyball – A book about how statheads turned the business of baseball upside down!
- The Agenda – The inside story of Bill Clinton’s first budget. Dry? Absolutely. Fascinating? Holy shit!
- Peter & The Starcatchers – If you dig Wicked, you’ll love this prequel to Peter Pan.
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:
- Spaceballs – Best movie ever.
- Dumb & Dumber – Okay…maybe this is the best movie ever…
- Star Wars Episodes IV, V, VI – These never get old.
- The Matrix – Brilliantly-creative, genre-busting, goosebumps-inducing!
- 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.