Jenny loves to share what she’s reading! Below, find reviews of her favorite reads.
Have you ever wondered “Is the world going to catastrophically end because of global warming and other factors associated with the destruction of our planet?” while also going about your regular day, like life is both normal and not normal? If so, you’ll relate to the mom protagonist of Jenny Offill’s new novel about how we navigate our daily jobs, families, relationships, and interactions with others amid a world teetering on the edge. It’s a brisk read that will leave you wanting to talk … [Read more...] about Weather
I often drink two glasses of wine at night. For years, I’ve been trying to stick to one glass. I think I want the second, but the reality is that it just makes me tired and less productive. Atomic Habits is literally helping me achieve my goal. The following idea is one that really impacted my behavior. First, Clear emphasizes the power of 1 percent improvements, that tiny habits are the building blocks of big results. Next, instead of focusing on a goal i.e. “I will lose ten pounds” or “I … [Read more...] about Atomic Habits
Tim Ferriss is a well-known writer and business leader. He has been called “a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk” by The New York Times. Tim reminds you that you are the author of your own life, and it’s never too late to replace the stories you tell yourself and the world. It’s never too late to begin a new chapter, add a surprise twist, or change genres entirely. In his latest book, he asks over 100 people (of note) a series of carefully curated questions. One of my favorite … [Read more...] about Tribe of Mentors
Joe Maddon, former manager of the Cubs, is gone (I miss ya, Joe!), but Joe loved one of my favorite books, Walter Isaacson’s Leonardo Da Vinci. Joe was inspired to choose his 2016 theme “Putting the art back into the game” based on Isaacson’s book. This pandemic might be just the right time to tackle a tome like this. Here's three reasons this book is worth reading now: 1) Da Vinci reminds us that there's potential in each of us to be successful despite what life throws at us. Da Vinci was … [Read more...] about Leonardo Da Vinci