Just finished listening to The No Asshole Rule and reading The Asshole Survival Guide and they were both very enjoyable, mainly for the stories that have been sent in by people. I also went to a lecture at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Business where Professor Sutton presented his talk on “The Asshole Survival Guide” and had a book signing.
Overall it was a good read, lots of research into the area and points to look out for.
The Martian by Andy Weir
What an amazing book! Anytime I read a review that says “It’s a must read”, “I couldn’t put it down”, or “Thrilling from beginning to end”, I immediately think the marketing group has done a great job of beating the bushes to find any reviewer that liked it, or that they wrote the praise themselves. There is no need for anyone to beg for praise for this book. It is absolutely stunning. I was hooked right from the first page and plowed through the book faster than any book in my recent memory.
Andy has managed to weave a story that pulls you in and keeps you in the story, fully immersed in the day to day, or “sol to sol” as is used in the book, activities of the main character Mark Watney.
Science Fact, not science fiction.
MacGyver meets Chris Hadfield.