Grunt | Review

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, by Mary Roach.   When most of us think about the military we get images of war zones mixed with whatever ideological response your party has. Let’s skip that (tired) debate fully and head into the interesting conversations that lie beyond. Grunt takes a look at some of …

Think and Grow Rich | Review

Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill. Nope, just don’t. Please. I thought this book would be worth taking at face value, but after a jogging related skip-forward-to-one-of-the-last-chapter incidents I can’t even recommend that. Whenever I read something along the lines of “don’t question what the author wrote, but commit to it fully”, “only full …

The Copywriter’s Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide To Writing Copy That Sells | Review

The Copywriter’s Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide To Writing Copy That Sells by Robert Bly. How To Sell Anything and Make Massive Profits – The Bedside Library Free Guide. Still here? Well, then I guess that this book isn’t terrible. I’ve always had an unexplained interest for writing copy and marketing as a whole. Naturally, when …

On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction | Review

On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction, by William Zinsser. Zinsser has managed to compress lots of valuable writing advice into one great book. There are fantastic examples of how simple sentences read easier and flow better, instead of difficult sentences that zap all the joy out of reading. The me who hasn’t …