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Review: Fool Moon

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When I first got into the Dresden Files I went through most of them pretty quickly; we’re talking, I finished twelve of them inside of three weeks. That’s more than a book every two days and a lot of that was me languishing in the first book. Storm Front was great but didn’t capture me the way the latter books… Read more »

Review: Influence by Robert Cialdini.

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Today I’m going to briefly review Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition, by Dr. Robert Cialdini. There’s a reason Cialdini is the man Scott Adams refers to as the Godzilla of persuasion, and regularly recommends his book (see the Scott Adams Persuasion Reading List here): Cialdini literally wrote the book on persuasion. Influence is that book, the foundation upon… Read more »

Review: Sinner Man

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Sinner Man by Lawrence Block

During a glance around the Amazon pages for hardboiled and/or detective novels, I came across a few gems I felt the need to put on my reading list. After having finished my more serious, real-world reviews (How to Fail at Almost Everything, Art of the Deal, Gorilla Mindset, and MAGA Mindset), I decided to finish up another bit of fiction… Read more »

Review: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

When I first read this book, I took a few notes/made a few bookmarks in order to make sure I remembered everything I wanted to cover. But then I found I needed more notes, because I hadn’t adequately prepared myself — so I thought I’d skim. Several times, I found myself reading entire chapters again when all I meant to… Read more »

Cigars and Legs Reviews: Gorilla Mindset

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Gorilla Mindset

After reviewing MAGA Mindset, I decided it was time to re-read and write a proper review of Gorilla Mindset. Since reading this book, I often catch myself talking about being in the “right mindset” on nearly every topic: be it programming (because, that’s my day job), or just general life. It’s been a real eye-opener on a lot of behaviors… Read more »

Storm Front by Jim Butcher

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Since today is Halloween The first of the Dresden Files, Storm Front is a great introduction to the lead character (Harry) and several of the major players through the series. In addition, Butcher builds a great world for the characters to inhabit. The book (and later, the rest of the series) are filled with moments that made me think, “Man,… Read more »

Review: MAGA Mindset: Making YOU and America Great Again by Mike Cernovich

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I’m going to jump right into this one: everyone should read this book. Buy it here: MAGA Mindset: Making YOU and America Great Again Mike Cernovich’s latest hit this week, and it’s a great romp through the rise of Trump and the movement behind him: from the reasons why he’s doing well with certain groups, to a surgical take-down of… Read more »

Abandon by Blake Crouch

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Minor Spoilers for review purposes follow In short: Abandon by Blake Crouch is a good thriller, with a decent enough mystery aspect. Over-all, if that’s the sort of book you want to read then it’s for you — but don’t expect the supernatural, as the Amazon categorization is a misdirection for the sake of the mystery aspect, and don’t expect… Read more »