Book Review Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

What is the book Hunger A Memoir of Body about? Roxane Gay is a beautiful woman weighing 577 pounds (261 kg), which is hard to lose and easy to gain. She decided to document the story of her body: how did it become so, why doesn’t it want or cannot be changed, how do her […]

Book Recommend:The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

What is the book The Happiness Hypothesis about? According to the book’s author, Jonathan Haidt, it’s devoted to exploring 10 “Great Ideas” that have evolved throughout different civilizations. The thing that binds them is their mutual devotion to how to achieve happiness. Haidt attempts to examine them from a contemporary point of view, to approach […]

Book Recommend:Convergence: The Idea at the Heart of Science book review

Introduction Around the year 1850, James Joule would build on the work of previous scientists and publish a paper arguing for the equivalence of work and heat, that is mechanical energy can become heat, but the total energy of the system never changes. Not long after that, Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species […]

Book Recommend:Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter

What is the book Win Bigly about? The author of the book Scott Adams is among the first who predicted Trump’s victory, at a time when he was still a candidate competing against Hillary Clinton. Adams was writing about it on his blog, and it became popular. He stresses that he’s not used to being […]

Book Recommend:Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction

Most predictions undergo no checks – they merely become forgotten. Hardly will someone be willing to keep track of whether they have come true. However, people tend to trust predictions because they are confidently voiced by a renowned expert. Many so-called forecasters made their fortunes out of their predictions which, according to Tetlock, are as […]

Book Recommend:Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money

What is the book Thou Shall Prosper about? When Rabbi Daniel Lapin was writing his book, he relied on the traditional wisdom of Judaism, laid out in the Torah, the Talmud and the Kabbalah. According to him, Judaism has never condemned wealth and never considered any fortune unrighteous. He acknowledges that different religions have different […]

Book Recommend:Choose Yourself! Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream

What is the book Choose Yourself about? James Altucher begins his book with a story of his failures. Since he was doing so many things, from the creation of a TV show to a foundation of his own companies and hedge funds, he ran into some failures; by now he’s used to treating them calmly. […]