This is the second part to a previous entry that can be found here. Please read it first before continuing in this part.
This book tells the story of a woman, Norah Vincent, who decided to disguise herself and live her life as a man for one year. In this entry I highlight some of the passages about which I had much to say…
Ross McCammon (2015) Works Well With Others
The title and cover of the book caught my eye for their humour, and the subtitle seemed relevant to me: An Outsider’s Guide to Shaking hands, Shutting Up, Handling Jerks, and Other Crucial Skills in Business That No one Ever Teaches You. The key word being “outsider”. In the “corporate” world where I work, I have managed to make my way up a few steps on the ladder, but the feeling of being an outsider has never really left me. So I thought I would take a look in this book and see whether there was anything in it for me.
Jessa Gamble (2011) The Siesta and the Midnight Sun: How Our Bodies Experience Time
The title of this book grabbed my attention as the experience of time by everything in nature is something that I have thought about often, and was excited to see a book dedicated to the topic. Unfortunately, it did not deliver as I thought it would.
The Art of Procrastination: A guide to effective dawdling,
lollygagging and postponing*
*or, getting things done by putting them off
Fire and Fury is a book that was released in January 2018, and that caused an immediate stir. The few excerpts that were shared before the publication already announced the unflattering image that would be drawn by the book of Donald Trump, his immediate family and his close associates, as he began his presidency of the United States. I finally got my hand on a copy a few weeks ago.
Earlier today, I found some old video footage on YouTube of 1901 U.K. that you may also find interesting.