booksHere are three books that I read recently that you might like. None of them have anything directly to do with technology but they all have a lot to do with adventures!

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Eat-Move-Sleep, How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes by Tom Rath is a wonderful little book that delivers on it’s promise. You’ve heard that “sugar is the new nicotine” and “sitting is the new smoking”, two poignant reminders of our sedentary and too-often unhealthy lifestyle. In Eat-Move-Sleep, Rath draws on research from a variety of interconnected fields on the impact of eating, moving, and sleeping. This book is an easy and engaging read with all kinds of good, practical advice and tips for a healthier life. Several chapter titles illustrate the value of this book: “Dried and juiced is fruitless. Take five outside. Sleep to impress.” My recommendation: Buy this book for a friend but read it before you gift it.

You don’t have to be a runner to love this national bestseller, Born to Run—A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. Author Christopher McDougall writes about the Tarahumara, a Native American people of northwestern Mexico, and their ability to run hundreds of miles without rest. He tells a great story about running and challenges many of the common practices related to training, equipment, and strategy. A funny and thoughtful book. At the end you may want to take yourself for a 50-mile run.

What shall it be? Do you want to know how to be the most fabulous you? Build a beautiful baseball park? Discover how to find extraterrestrial life? Learn how to live life on the high wire? If so, you will love The Art of Doing—How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well. Authors Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield interviewed highly successful people in a wide variety of fields to find out what made them successful. As if the stories of these smart, funny, and inspirational people aren’t engaging enough, the book begins with the 10 most important strategies for success that ran across these superachievers—dedication, intelligent persistence, patience, and the ability to manage emotions were only several of these amazing strategies. A thoroughly engaging read.

What are you reading these days? Please comment.

2 thoughts on “Must Reads for Boomers

  • April 8, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Hi Ed!

    All three sound fabulous. I am reading Bill Bryson’s One Summer – America, 1927. A little before Boomer time but captures Babe Ruth, Lindbergh and a variety of other memorable events from that one year. He also wrote Walk in the Woods about the Appalachian Trail. Happy reading!

  • April 7, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Dear Ed,
    Big thank you for your write up on our book The Art of Doing.
    Josh and Camille

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