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Today I’m talking books with David Krohse, an Iowa reader who’s woven a love of literature into all aspects of his life — the waiting room of his chiropractic practice, the bar with a group friends, and quality time spent with his wife.
David loves larger than life nonfiction, especially if it reads like an intense thriller, so today I’m hooking him up with exactly that.
Let’s get to it!
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Books mentioned in this episode:
● How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, by Dale Carnegie
● Don’t Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life, by Anne Bogel
● The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts, by Gary Chapman
● The Shawshank Redemption from Different Seasons, by Stephen King
● Dolores Claiborne, by Stephen King
● Chop Wood, Carry Water: How to Fall in Love with the Process of Becoming Great, by Joshua Medcalf
● The Power of One, by Bryce Courtenay
● Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds, by David Goggins
● The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues, by Patrick M. Lencioni
♥ American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road, by Nick Bilton
♥ Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, by Gary Kinder
● Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II, by Robert Kurson
♥ Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, by Ashlee Vance
▵ The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, by Erik Larson
● You, by Caroline Kepnes
● Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, by David Sedaris
● Me Talk Pretty Someday, by David Sedaris
● Calypso, by David Sedaris
● We Were the Lucky Ones, by Georgia Hunter
● The Real Odessa: How Person Brought the Nazi War Criminals to Argentina, by Uki Goni
● Assassination Vacation, by Sarah Vowell
● Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, by Ryan Holiday
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What do YOU think David should read next? And tell us — what book are you most thankful for?