Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
by Sebastian Junger
Recommended by Tyler Cowen. Fascinating look about how social interaction shapes who we are. A pet theory that the author researched thoroughly and developed into an excellent book.
Straight dope science-based advice from a military doctor and my first strength coach (via the Washington Post). I e-mailed Marty to ask what he thought about my current regimen of bodyweight exercises. He responded, as always, promptly and succinctly: "Need weights."
From the local bookstore. Beautiful book about Britain and the end of an era. Enjoyed nearly every word.
by Kenzaburō Ōe,
Birthday gift from colleague. Reminiscent of Dostoyevsky at times, but without that Russian passion, and the actions of certain characters perplexed me. But I know nothing of Japan.