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Old 01-05-2022, 02:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Books I read in 2021

These are the books I read in 2021. The links include a couple of thoughts I have on the book and the KATG Amazon affiliate link:

Screw Everyone by Ophira Eisenberg

Ophira Eisenberg's book about her relationships with men. As usual, Ophira is an incredible storyteller. This was such a fun read that also had me tear up a couple times.

Trust Me I'm Lying by Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday talks about how he has manipulated the media into posting his bullshit in order to sell his clients' work. It was interesting to read about how fake news gets posted and spread, but, to be honest, this could have been an article instead of a book.

Stop Asking Questions by Andrew Warner

Andrew Warner (my brother, a successful entrepreneur, and podcaster) talks about what makes a good interview, how to connect with guests, workflow, and more. This was such a quick and great read. I love how he teaches everything through storytelling and how he connects useful information about interviewing/podcasting with learning how to connect better with people in general as well.

If you're looking to start a podcast or looking to better your conversation and connection skills, this is a great one. Bonus: Keith and The Girl and I are mentioned in the acknowledgements!

Yes, I can Say That by Judy Gold

Judy Gold writes about freedom of speech in connection with comedy as a profession. As always, Judy is funny, smart, and unafraid to take a stance. This is a very well-written book that I think will be (if not is) one of the important reads regarding the history of comedy.

The Six Pillars of Self Esteem by Nathaniel Branden
Nathaniel Brandon breaks down aspects of self esteem that have helped me break through a bunch of my feelings... and I have many. This is the second time I read the book. The information is simple but dense and bears repeating. I want to read it again in the future to continue to remind myself of the lessons.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

I got halfway through at the end of 2021 and will be finished with it this month. This is a great book for anyone who wants to improve their life. I wanted to highlight so many gems right from the start. I already passed along a lesson from the book in this week's OMAT Club. James Clear breaks down habit building into doable and reasonable tasks. The subtitle really is a good description for the information: Tiny Habits, Remarkable Results.
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