Biographies & Memoirs

Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist
Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist Reviews

Review: I really enjoyed this book. It shows well both the human side and the investing philosophy guiding Buffett for the last 70 years.

Also, I found interesting the overview of the history of the market return cycles since 1929. Read more

Jack: Straight from the Gut
Jack: Straight from the Gut Reviews

Review: I guess it's not bragging if you can do it - and he did. It is difficult to argue GE's success over the past 20 years. Mr. Welch took a 12 billion company and made it into a 500 billion dollar business. Without even using a computer!! Regarding the portion of the book where he talks about assigning E-trainers for all the top executives in the company, all I have to say is rank does have its privileges, It must be nice to have a techie hold your hand if you are an executive and computer illiterat... Read more

Warren Buffett and the Business of Life - The Snowball
Warren Buffett and the Business of Life - The Snowball Reviews

Review: * Review of unabridged audiobook *

I found this to be an excellent biography because it provides a detailed and apparently accurate and balanced portrait of Warren Buffett. We learn that if there was ever a genius of business and investing, Buffett is that genius. Surely, anyone who achieves such an outlier level of success has had good luck overall, but this biography convincingly shows that Buffett hasn't merely been unusually lucky. Here are some of his key attributes:

- Narr... Read more

This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare
This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare Reviews

Review: This beautiful young lady is so down to earth. Very well written. Read more

I Know I Am, But What Are You?
I Know I Am, But What Are You? Reviews

Review: If you like Chelsea Handler but find her to be too crass, and you like Sloane Crosley but find her to be too tame, then this is the happy medium you have been looking for!

Samantha Bee writes about her life experiences in short essays that will surely have you in stitches. She has a very relatable voice and her stories just might have you saying "been there, done that". The book remains largely upbeat and doesn't wallow in self-pity as so many books of essays in the memoir genre do. Bee h... Read more

The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death Reviews

Review: An entertaining read. It'll make you laugh and it'll make you cringe, but one thing it won't do is teach you anything about the game of poker -- that said, perhaps that's not the point of the book. If you're looking for a good satire and a good laugh, it's a good read. Read more

My Friend Dahmer
My Friend Dahmer Reviews

Review: Jeffrey Dahmer wasn’t the only serial killer American produced in the late 20th century but he was one of the most disturbing ones, if only because, after he was caught in 1991, he was candid and forthright about what he had done. Unlike Gacy and others who come to mind, he didn’t make excuses or try to shift the blame. But he really didn’t know why he had killed sixteen men, either. Backderf, who was a schoolmate of his in the late ’70s in a suburban high school near Akron, struggled with the s... Read more

The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness
The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness Reviews

Review: Well written! Easy read! Good story! I guess you have figured out that I enjoyed this book very much. Read more

Tiger Tracks - The Classic Panzer Memoir
Tiger Tracks - The Classic Panzer Memoir Reviews

Review: I liked the book alot. Made me feel that I was really there in the war. Read more

The True Story of a Minister's Bodyguard - and a Brutal Triple Homicide
The True Story of a Minister's Bodyguard - and a Brutal Triple Homicide Reviews

Review: It is hard to believe such a religious man could do so much evil. Very exciting book. No dull Moments. Read more

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