Books by Nonfiction
Das hier ist Wasser/This is water. Gedanken zu einer Lebensführung der Anteilnahme vorgebracht bei einem wichtigen Anlass (2009)
4.53 of 5 Votes: 3
I thought this was a book of essays that simply INCLUDED the titular transcribed speech. But turns out it's a tiny (TINY!) book that contains ONLY the titular transcribed speech. Highly disappointing but I guess I would have figured it out if I'd done my homework. Still a 5-star book, but I would...
Questa è l'acqua (2009)
4.53 of 5 Votes: 3
Qualche anno fa lessi Oblio (di cui ammetto di ricordare poco e nulla) e nonostante lo sbandamento da non-capisco-niente provai anche a leggere La ragazza dai capelli strani, senza però riuscirci. All'epoca, sono convinta, non ero ancora pronta per Wallace e da allora mi sono sempre tenuta alla l...
Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts (2007)
3.97 of 5 Votes: 4
My entire life I have struggled with understanding why people say one thing then do the opposite. I couldn't understand why they believed contradictory things. I couldn't understand why people would insist they were good people yet the did such stupid, hurtful, or evil things. After reading this ...
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future (2012)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 4
This book is a good compilation of ideas about starting your own small business. It lacks originality, but that's OK because the author does a good job of pulling together wisdom and putting it out there in a readable form. For me, this was mostly old-hat stuff and I gained little from what I rea...
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith (2008)
4.38 of 5 Votes: 2
This is Tim Keller'summation of the gospel through the lens of the parable of the prodigal God. Some really rich reflections here. Keller speaks of the sins of both the younger brother (who seeks happiness through self autonomy) and the older brother (who looks for happiness in moral conformity)....
The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home (2010)
3.97 of 5 Votes: 2
Worth a read though it has lots of overlap with its predecessor "Predictably Irrational". Dan Ariely is one of the leading behavioral economics scholars so lots of interesting nuggets. In an effort to be more accessible and less academic, he errs too much on the side of conversational writing - l...
Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus (2011)
4.27 of 5 Votes: 1
I love this book for its passion. If you consider yourself an average modern Christian, then prepare to feel uncomfortable. Idleman writes about a walk with God that goes beyond average.One take away from the book is the picture of the knights holding their swords above the water during baptism. ...
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative (2012)
3.87 of 5 Votes: 5
Buku yang menarik,simpe,kreatif dan benar benar menginspirasi.Di buku ini Kleon memaparkan bahwa tidak ada ide yang benar-benar murni. Seperti diungkapkan oleh Pablo Picasso “Semua karya seni adalah hasil pencurian”Seniman yang baik menyadari bahwa tak ada yang muncul tiba-tiba. Kita adalah produ...
Thinking, Fast and Slow (2010)
4.02 of 5 Votes: 1
A very good book, that misses being a great one. The problem here is an author cramming way way way too much research into way way way too many chapters, and not focusing on a few broader themes that elegantly link the material. In other words, this book needed a more aggressive editor. I can ima...