Dale Carnegie recounts 100s of anecdotes about how treating people the way you would like to be treated can be profitable. The subtitle could have been The Golden Rule for Selfish People.
This is one of those “truth is stranger than fiction” books. It is, thankfully, carefully supported with endnotes and, more important, exceptionally well written and engrossing. Please find a copy and read!
Jesus proposed a beautifully simple way to make the world a better place: put the needs of others above your own. Bonhoeffer, writing in the early years of Hitler’s Germany, showed us how apply that idea.
Word to the wise: don’t get attached to any of the characters. Death is swift, brutal, and unannounced in this series. (But it’s not always permanent.)
Since reading it, I stopped watching the ball and started watching the huge giants push each other around at the line of scrimage. Also, I now notice when a quarterback is blessed with more than three or so seconds to scan downfield.
Bart D. Ehrman’s dissection of maybe a dozen pages turns out to be far more interesting than anything in Dan Brown’s entire novel. It’s also full of genuinely controversial material that’s taken seriously by actual historians. Worth reading even if you disagree with his conclusions.
Raskolnikov really isn’t any different from me except for circumstance. That makes this novel so harrowing and so brilliant. Splaying open the inner-working of our souls pains us, but does great good as well. Avoid it at your own peril.
I guess if you write like Cormac McCarthy, you dont need punctuation so much.
A guest review from Mark Twain:
Every time I read ‘Pride and Prejudice’ I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.
(Hat tip: John Freiberg)
Certainly the That Hideous Strength of The Chronicles of Narnia.