Books You Should Read

by Stephen Mills on February 6, 2011

I’ve been struggling with inspiration on article topics so I thought this would be a good time to recommend some books.  I’ve read a number of really good books lately and here are my favorites.

Tabloid Medicine: How the Internet is Being Used to Hijack Medical Science for Fear and Profit –  As I said in my Amazon review I’m certainly not a fan of Big Pharma or the medical establishment.  They both have a lot of problems, but I am a fan of science and progress.  This is an extremely well argued book and whatever your perspective you should take Golberg’s arguments seriously.

Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Catch Lincoln’s Killer –  This was a superb and compelling read about the hunt for John Wilkes Booth.  If you are at all interested in history and biography, this is a really good read.

We Have Met the Enemy: Self-Control in an Age of Excess –  A wide-ranging look at the topic of self-control in the modern world of excess.  This book is a very enjoyable read and is densely packed with information and analysis.  I really liked it.

Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals –  I read a lot of books like this and Heidi Halvorson has produced a truly superior product with this book. Every chapter is clearly composed, filled with stories and examples, describes the research behind the conclusions, and ends with a bulleted summary of the key concepts. 

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves –  A very persuasively argued book on why we should be optimistic about the future.  A counter to the overwhelmingly negative doomsday predictions that are so popular right now.

Supercoach: 10 Secrets to Transform Anyone’s Life –  Michael Neill’s self-improvement books are really outstanding and this one is my favorite.  I can highly recommend this book without reservation.

Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It (Borzoi Books) – If you want a clearly written explanation of why we get fat (it’s not calories) and what is wrong with our modern agricultural diet, look no further.  For a fantastic and really enjoyable book that is more broadly focused try The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet.

The Immortality Edge: Realize the Secrets of Your Telomeres for a Longer, Healthier Life –  If you are interested in healthy aging I highly recommend this book.  It was one of the best I’ve read on the topic.

Don’t Miss Your Life: Find More Joy and Fulfillment Now –  This is an incredibly inspiring book about engaging and participating in life.  A lot of practical tips.

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terry February 6, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Hi
Thanks for the recommendations! I ordered three of the books from Amazon today. : )

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Jasmine February 11, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I love books that bring light to any number of conspiracies, no matter how minuscule. The tabloid medicine book you ave recommended will probably be in my shopping cart as soon as I am finished here! I think it’s hugely overlooked; the FDA. The food and drug administration…really? I mean I know they came about for good reasons and I am glad they are here, but if you think about it, they are just another organization trying to make a profit. They aren’t going to tell you to stop eating so much, they are going to recommend a miracle drug that let’s you sit on your butt and still lose weight. They aren’t going to recommend a certain diet for the benefits of anemia, diabetes, cancer, etc., they are going to recommend drugs. Why? Because they are the food and drug administration. Sorry for the rant, I can’t wait to read what Golberg has to say. Thanks!
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Ralph February 13, 2011 at 8:11 pm

I’m currently doing a self-control experiment so the “We Have Met the Enemy…” seems interesting. Might check it out. Thanks for the recommendations 🙂

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