Sunday, June 8, 2008

Book Review: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

This is quite literally the best book I have ever read. If I have a daughter I will be naming her Dagny. It is not the prettiest name but it represents a great source of strength.

This book contains the greatest speech I have ever heard as well. If you an American you should really read this book. Especially; in regards to the upcoming elections. We stand to lose everything this country stands for.

Do you know what I can't say enough about this book. I wish I had read it ten times from grade school through college. Instead, I hadn't read the book once. Please, please get this book. It has truly influenced and inspired my life.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Book Review: A Wolf At The Table by Augusten Burroughs

Well, I haven't read any of this authors other books and apparently this is not his typical style. The good thing is that I am not familiar with hsi style otherwise I may not have been an enthuasist of this book.

If you do know this author I suggest that you read this book and get in a mind set for something a bit more depressing. This is definitely not funny or humerous. The book is about Augusten's relationship with his father. From reading the title you should be able to infer what the book is about and decide whether you won't to read it or nto.

Sometimes they way we coup with circumstances of our childhoods define who we are able to break that cycle. It really, is amazing the strengh of character some people have. Especially when the rise from a tragic upgringing.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Book Review: Made In America by Matt Hughes

I actually, have an autographed copy of this book at a MMA event in the St. Louis area. It was at the Family Arena Center for those of you familiar with the area, GI's vs Joes.

Well this book is definitely worth reading, but you have to get pass the seventy pages of pain that begin the book. These seventy pages literally seem to be written by a retard. Sorry, about being so mean but it is the truth. You'll definitely know when he hire a ghost writer.

The book takes a look in the upbringing of Matt Hughes and releases some real juicy bits about MMA fighters and what goes on behind the scene. I am kind of suprised that he wrote some of this stuff considering the company he keeps. I guess it is a good thing that he is near the top of the heap.

This book definitely isn't for a lot of you but I would encourage you to read the book. I would really like to see the UFC really break into the mainstream. It is nearly there.

Currently, my favorite sporting events of the UFC pay-per-views. I also really like Fight Night on Spike. The last one was awesome. There were really some great fights. Side note Joe Rogan is the bomb, he does a great job announcing.

My favorite T.V. show is The Ultimate Fighter. This season really is shaping up to be the best season ever. On the first episode we found out that they had to fight their way into the house. I think that it is a great idea. By the way this is really the only television show that I watch. I don't want to hear any criticism.

Book Review: Busting Vegas: The MIT Whiz Kid Who Brought Vegas to Their Knees by Ben Mezrich

Alright this is a must read. I went and saw the movie last weekend and decided to pick up this book. I read the first chapter and I hate it when books start describing things in too much detail off the bat. To me, "It was Friday when I decide to follow a lead I recieved on a cocktail napkin. It took me to a whore house where the women were as hot as the scorching sun that day." I don't need to know what month it was and all of the other bull crap details.

Anyway, I persevered and purchased the book despite my apprehension. It was really goo and I think I even want to learn how to count cards I don't know if I really have the talent or time to pick up te skill. This is definitely a must read I just wish I read it before going to the movies. My read time was three days.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Book Review: Fit For Life by Harvey Diamond

This is a book I have implemented in my life. It has helped me lose fifty pounds and I have kept it off. The only unfortunate thing is that this book isn't more expensive. I think you can buy it for a penny and as a matter of fact I have written an article about the basic principles. That means you can get a lot of the information the book contains in one page for free right here. Well what can I say, I like reviewing books that have helped me make changes in my life.

Well the diet definitely isn't fun, it is tought but worth the while. I followed the diet very closely during the first few months and still follow it closely to this day. Now I am just maintaining my current weight. I am right at 200 lbs. and I am 6' 3", I guess I should try that exercise part. Harvey Diamond does mention that several times in his book. I will say it is tougher to get the calories I need when I follow the principles in this book than it is to over eat. It seems like I am eating all day and keep in mind I am a vegetarian. Meat has a lot of calories, it is easy to eat too much meat.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Book Review: Lush Life by Richard Price

Crime investigations in Manhattan. We are definitely off to a good start. What do you know this is elaborately written plot. A murder during a mugging leads to the cops investigation. Leads fail and a suspect is released. Okay, well I don't want to say too much, but this book is a really good read.

This author really has the ability to intrigue the reader. I could have read this book straight through. Unfortunately, I am due to buy another book. It only took me a couple of days to read this book. So much, for my Easter Sunday. Well this is definitely a good book. Maybe you can give it a read next week.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Book Review: Eat This Not That by David Zenozenko

I think this book should be burned. It is basically how to choose the most healthy unhealthy option. The author just wants you to die a little slower than your counterparts. Well please do not take the advice of this jerk. I personally am a vegetarian, but not the hippy type. I just think that natural order of the body does not call for the consumption of meat.

If you want to lose weight excercise and don't shop in the middle of the gorcery store. Stay on the premiter. The only time you should diviate from the premiter is to find the organic isle. If you live in the St. Louis area Dierberg's has a great organic section but they are kind of expensive. Check out Schnucks as well and vice versa if price is not a factor goto Trader Joe's or Wholefoods. Wholefood's is painful for a guy like me, but do not waste your money on this book.

At the end of the day I am a capatilist pig. If you do decide you want to eat from a healthier criteria and use this book on rare occasion when you cheat. Please, use my link to make your a poor decision.