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10 Books Every Man Should Read To Become A Better Man

August 19, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Books, Products |

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Whether you want to improve your mindset or relationship, find purpose or fulfillment, or grow your bank account, one or more of these books will point you in the right direction. There is no order. Each book is equally important but for different reasons.

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Caveman’s Book Club: The Things They Carried

March 22, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Books |

the things they carried tim obrien

They shared the weight of memory. They took up what others could no longer bear. Often, they carried each other, the wounded or weak. They carried infections. They carried chess sets, basketballs, Vietnamese-English dictionaries, insignia of rank, Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts, plastic cards imprinted with the Code of Conduct. They carried diseases, among them malaria and dysentery. They carried lice and ringworm and leeches and paddy algae and various rots and molds. They carried the land itself—Vietnam, the place, the soil—a powdery orange-red dust that covered their boots and fatigues and faces. They carried the sky.

The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien

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Selected Reading Of The Day: Love Is A Dog From Hell

September 12, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Books |

love is a dog from hell charles bukowski

too much 
too little

too fat
too thin
or nobody.

laughter or
tears

haters
lovers

strangers with faces like
the backs of
thumb tacks

armies running through
streets of blood
waving winebottles
bayoneting and fucking
virgins.

an old guy in a cheap room
with a photograph of M. Monroe.

there is a loneliness in this world so great
that you can see it in the slow movement of
the hands of a clock

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10 Graphic Novels You Need To Read Before You Die

August 27, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Books |

Watchmen – Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons

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Watchmen is Moore’s ultimate masterpiece, a triumph of the deconstructionist and superhero genre.  The story begs the questions of what would happen if superheroes were real.  Who would be superheroes?  What kind of personal problems or motivations would make somebody dress up in a colorful outfit and fight criminals?  And what would happen if a TRUE superhero, one who had ACTUAL powers, existed in real life?  Summarizing the story of Watchmen is incredibly challenging.  To keep things as brief as possible, it is about a group of vigilantes and one superpowered god-like figure who find themselves in the middle of a conflict that could end the lives of millions of people.  Moore used the superhero genre to explore ideas of personal identity, postmodernism, and the role of power in society.

The characters, particularly the Objectivist street vigilante Rorschach and Doctor Manhattan, a scientist with god-like powers and control over matter and energy, have become touchstones within the superhero community, even though they have never been used outside of their original series.  Watchmen was also responsible for jump-starting the weakened comic book industry in the late 80s alongside the seminal The Dark Knight Returns.  It is also responsible for inadvertently changing the tone of comics to being dark, gritty, and violent for nearly a decade by cheap imitators.  The 2009 film adaptation ofWatchmen was both highly successful and incredibly controversial as it was disowned by Moore and changed the comics legendary ending.  Despite the film, Watchmen remains Moore’s crowning achievement and easily one of the greatest series in comic book history.

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9 Essential Books That Teach You To Be Rich

August 20, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Books |

The wealthiest, most successful people bury themselves in books. They commit to self-education long after they’ve finished college or any formal education. Warren Buffet once stated “The more your learn the more you earn.” Buffet wasn’t talking about school courses though – he was talking about financial education. We’ve highlighted 9 of our favorite personal-finance books from century-old classics to hot new releases.

 

Think and Grow Rich‘ by Napoleon Hill

think and grow rich by napoleon hill

Think and Grow Rich has been called the “Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature.”

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller “Think and Grow Rich.”

He boils down the “secret” to building wealth into 13 principles and reveals “major causes of failure” that hold many of us back from getting rich.

There is no mention of “money,” “wealth,” “finances,” or “stocks” within Hill’s text. He takes a different approach, focusing on breaking down the psychological barriers that prevent many of us from attaining our own fortunes.

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Selected Reading Of The Day: 1984

July 25, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Books |

Down in the street the wind flapped the torn poster to and fro, and the word INGSOC fitfully appeared and vanished. Ingsoc. The sacred principles of Ingsoc. Newspeak, doublethink, the mutability of the past. He felt as though he were wandering in the forests of the sea bottom, lost in a monstrous world where he himself was the monster. He was alone. The past was dead, the future was unimaginable. What certainty had he that a single human creature now living was on his side? And what way of knowing that the dominion of the Party would not endure FOR EVER? Like an answer, the three slogans on the white face of the Ministry of Truth came back to him:

WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

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