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The Passion Paradox: A Guide to Going All In, Finding Success, and Discovering the Benefits of an Unbalanced Life
it was amazing
Steve and Brad did it again! The Passion Paradox, like Peak Performance, combines real-life experiences with the latest scientific research to give ...more
Mar 22, 2019
Mar 17, 2019
it was amazing
I liked what I knew of Michelle Obama before reading this (which admittedly wasn’t much beyond her charisma and gardening + children’s health + ...more
Jun 07, 2019
Nov 12, 2018
26 Marathons: What I've Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life From Each Marathon I've Run
it was amazing
As a competitive marathoner, I loved every chapter of 26 Marathons. From the perspective of one of America’s best and most beloved runners, it offers ...more
Apr 03, 2019
Apr 03, 2019
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
it was amazing
The depth and detail with which Walter Isaacson portrays Benjamin Franklin’s life and legacy in his autobiography is remarkable. From science and ...more
Oct 02, 2019
Apr 03, 2017
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
it was amazing
Who knew such a dense scientific book on nutrition could be so captivating? I absolutely loved How Not to Die, and consider it one of the most ...more
Jan 09, 2020
Nov 27, 2019
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
it was amazing
The Hobbit is an incredibly imaginative and clever story that has been making ripples in the fiction landscape ever since. It took me way too long to ...more
May 28, 2019
Apr 14, 2017
Dirty Inspirations: Lessons from the Trenches of Extreme Endurance Sports
it was amazing
While reading Dirty Inspirations, it’s easy to forget that it’s not a compilation of multiple individuals’ experiences in extreme endurance sports; it ...more
Jun 29, 2017
Jun 18, 2017
Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
really liked it
Anne Lammot has a way with words that makes reading her thoughts on even mundane topics enjoyable. Traveling Mercies, while not on the same level as ...more
Jan 26, 2019
Jan 17, 2019
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
it was amazing
Even though I watched the documentary and listened to the podcast beforehand, I was absorbed by Bad Blood from start to finish. Carreyrou, as the ...more
Apr 16, 2019
Mar 22, 2019
Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal
really liked it
Twitter was founded on so much drama, at times this read like a reality show! It was both interesting and disheartening to learn what went on in the ...more
Jul 15, 2019
Jul 03, 2019
The Athlete's Guide to CBD: Treat Pain and Inflammation, Maximize Recovery, and Sleep Better Naturally
it was amazing
A great resource for athletes interested in but still intimidated by the murky world of CBD. Scott Douglas presents the need-to-know facts, sifts ...more
Dec 22, 2019
Dec 22, 2019
My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life
it was amazing
I was surprised by how well written My Marathon is. Based on the Acknowledgements, it’s clear that Shorter has some major help, but props to him for ...more
Feb 2019
Dec 17, 2018
it was amazing
A very well-written, at times unbelievable memoir. The circumstances that Westover rose above (an upbringing characterized by abuse, neglect, and ...more
Jan 07, 2019
Dec 17, 2018
This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
it was amazing
Horrifying and hilarious at once, This Is Going to Hurt offers “nonmedics” a rare step inside the medical world (especially the British public ...more
Dec 09, 2019
Nov 05, 2019
The Gifts of Imperfection
liked it
Had I not read Daring Greatly first, I might have been less disappointed by and critical of this book. But, while I admire Brene Brown’s work, I went ...more
Feb 13, 2019
Nov 25, 2016
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
it was amazing
Confession: This was my first Stephen King book to read. He did not disappoint with On Writing, and in fact, impressed me enough that I now plan to ...more
Feb 08, 2019
Jun 22, 2017
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
it was amazing
Sapiens is like a history class with a brilliant, engaging professor—in book form. While at times I was a bit overwhelmed with the breadth of ...more
Mar 10, 2019
Apr 19, 2017
Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
it was amazing
I learned so much from Peak and thought the authors did a great job weaving together personal stories, research studies, and science / evidence-based ...more
Jan 23, 2019
Jul 15, 2017
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
really liked it
There were definitely some gems in here, and I enjoyed reading “Sugar’s” take on some tough issues. However, I found the column to be a bit too much ...more
Mar 17, 2019
Feb 21, 2018
Hansons Marathon Method: A Renegade Path to Your Fastest Marathon
really liked it
I really appreciate the transparency that Humphrey and the Hanson’s offer with this book. Too many coaches and programs are secretive about their ...more
Jan 14, 2019
Jan 14, 2019
Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance
really liked it
To outsiders like me, elite gymnastics is hardcore and mysterious. I hoped that Courage to Soar would demystify the pursuit a bit, while also shedding ...more
Jun 20, 2019
Jun 17, 2019
An American Marriage
it was amazing
I love this story, and I love the way that Tayari Jones writes. Several times over the course of reading, I paused to absorb a perfectly crafted ...more
Aug 07, 2019
Dec 24, 2018
Me Talk Pretty One Day
it was amazing
I laughed out loud several times while reading Me Talk Pretty One Day (especially the French class parts). I love the way David Sedaris interprets ...more
Sep 13, 2019
Jul 31, 2019
Beautiful on the Outside
it was amazing
One of the funnier books I’ve ever read. Not knowing anything about figure skating or the author (sorry, Adam!), it was still easy to get into this ...more
Dec 02, 2019
Mar 22, 2019
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
really liked it
Once I got past all of the profanity (which was pretty distracting, especially in the early chapters), there were some good messages in this book. I’m ...more
Jun 23, 2019
Jan 11, 2018
Running with Mindfulness: Dynamic Running Therapy (DRT) to Improve Low-mood, Anxiety, Stress, and Depression
it was amazing
Pullen's book confirms something I've suspected ever since I began running competitively almost 20 years ago: running is inherently healing and ...more
Dec 10, 2017
Nov 23, 2017
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
liked it
I was hoping this book would be a good place to begin learning about personal finances, but I found it to be more of a tutorial on getting out of debt ...more
Feb 22, 2019
Feb 14, 2019
Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery
it was amazing
With the current state of sports consumerism and obsession with athletic recovery, Good to Go is relevant and spot on! Christie Aschwanden takes the ...more
Apr 30, 2019
Apr 30, 2019
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
liked it
While I can get behind most of the messages delivered by this book, I just could not get past the presentation or writing style. “Tribe,” “sister,” “ ...more
Jul 23, 2019
Jul 23, 2019
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
it was amazing
In this almost too dramatic to be real saga, Nathaniel Philbrick weaves together the histories of Nantucket, whaling, and one ill-fated ship to create ...more
Aug 23, 2019
Aug 12, 2019
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