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John E. Sarno: Healing back pain (1991, Warner Books) 5 stars

Dr. John E. Sarno is a medical pioneer whose program has helped thousands of thousands …

Review of 'Healing back pain' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I was recently talking to someone about this book. I spent years with debilitating back pain and I was only in my 20s at the time. I was frustrated because I could never figure out why I was at times having back pain that left me lying on the living room floor. I heard about this book on a talk radio show and after trying all sorts of things from chiropractic to my family doctor I gave this book a shot. This book changed by life.

As soon as I was partially through the book I began to just do things that before I was afraid to try anymore, I went back to traditional strength training, deadlifts and barbell squats, all things I avoided, I avoided anything that might tax my back for fear of being barely able to walk, because in the past they had, although I told myself …

Tom Foreman: My year of running dangerously (2015) 4 stars

"CNN correspondent Tom Foreman's remarkable journey from half-hearted couch potato to ultra-marathon runner, with four …

Review of 'My year of running dangerously' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

I saw a lot of similarities to my own thinking within the pages of this book. I have thought about an ultra marathon since training for a marathon. My kids are slightly younger and I also have more of them than Tom, so I do not think I could possibly find the time. I already am out the door some mornings by 4am, so I can relate to trying to get the miles in. This was a great read.

Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run (2016) 5 stars

Born to Run is an autobiography of American songwriter-musician Bruce Springsteen that was released on …

Review of 'Born to Run' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This book exceeded my expectations. I learned a lot about Bruce Springsteen and I learned a lot about the songs he wrote, the songs that I love and the stories I love. I have always felt a connection to his music, sometimes a part of the story hit close to home, sometimes not but the story still spoke to me.

Steven Pressfield: The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles (2003) 4 stars

Review of 'The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

I wish I would have read more reviews before deciding to read this one. This excerpt from another review describes the book perfectly - Reading this book is like fishing through a landfill site for diamonds; they're there, just buried under mountains of crap. The book is loaded with references to every religion under the Sun as well as a lot of angel and muse talk, as well as other superstitious nonsense. Also, as a professional in my field, I can say there was some advice that could be considered poor advice. I got very little from this book and I am uncertain how this ended up on my "to Read" shelf. Thankfully it is a short read. I got the impression the author had a lot more issues committing to doing actual work than I have ever had, based off his references to his prior work experience and his …