The Fat Tail

I seem to just love learning about statistics and am fascinated with ideas surrounding risk. I chose to read this book (The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge in an Uncertain World: The Power of Political Knowledge in an Uncertain World by Ian Bremmer and Preston Keat) to better understand fat tail probabilities and…

My Current (2019) Top Book Recommendations

I was recently asked by a friend for some book recommendations. As I was putting a short list together, I decided to go deluxe and break things out into categories. My Current (2019) Top Book Recommendations ranked within each respective category: Read these for knowledge: Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life –…

You are not so smart

The book, You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself by David McRaney, is an easy read. It reviews many cognitive biases and compares what we innately think compared to what we really do. This material is…

Do I Make Myself Clear?

The book, Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters by Harold Evans, should be required reading for all writers. This includes authors, journalists, bloggers, and twitter users. The author is a legendary editor who has been knighted by the Queen of England. Throughout the book, Mr. Evans provides good and bad examples, revisions, and different tips….

Healthy Living

Yesterday, the European Code Against Cancer was released. It is a list of 12 things to help avoid cancer. As a physician, I would argue that this is much more than that, it is a code for healthy living. Many of these points protect against other common chronic diseases or at least delay onset and help ease their management….

The Emperor of All Maladies

Siddhartha Mukherjee did an amazing job with this book. He masterfully weaves patient stories with the history of medicine – the history of medicine as it revolves around cancer more specifically. The stories are captivating and moving describing key personalities in the public’s awareness of cancer, the politics behind cancer, and the randomness and luck involved in…

The Korean War

This book was a great historical read and I learned a lot about this important timeframe in American history. It is surprising how many things occured back then that are recurring now. I see MASH with new eyes too 🙂 It is an excellent book and cannot say enough good about it. Recommended read.

The Outfit

This book was highly entertaining to read through and changed my view on organized crime in general. I might be slightly more prone to conspiracy theories now that I know how the Chicago outfit who grew out of Al Capone’s group influenced such things as FDRs selection by the DNC to Truman becoming president on…

The Last Stand

This book was recommended to me by a doctor who I respect immensely and who knows more about the 7th CAV than anyone else I know in person. I was drawn to it as he told me it was incredibly well researched and probably as accurate as any book out there right now.  He also…