A few weeks ago I was walking around campus at Brandeis University (where I teach) and a couple of guys were standing outside with a table full of copies of this book. I stopped for a second to take a look, and the two guys asked me if I was…

I’d been meaning to read this book since it came out about a year ago, as I am an unabashed and unashamed Barack Obama fanboy — perhaps even more so since he has left office, and has continued to pursue his goals of teaching young political activists how to sustain…

This is not the type of book that I would normally pick up from Amazon or the local book store. For the past couple of years I’ve been reading mainly from the non-fiction genre but focusing on books that have a historical lens or those that I could “learn from”…

It seems like Gladwell has taken some hits recently in the media because some of the theories and conclusions from his older books (Blink, The Tipping Point, etc.) have been proven to be a bit inaccurate or dated — depending on the source of the criticism — but regardless, I’m…

Whew, what a book. About 100 or so pages too long, but what a book. Ellenberg is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he is a heck of a writer, and he is ALL … ABOUT … GEOMETRY! Like, seriously all about geometry: theorems, charts, graphs, logic…

I’ve listened to a handful of Walter Isaacson’s podcasts but this is the first of his many incredible books that I’ve been able to sit down and read. He’s truly a magician as a writer, telling the story of the discovery of CRISPR, a gene-editing tool based on a virus…

Years ago I read a book called Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz, and I was immediately hooked on the story of what I perceived to be insane, crazy, delusional Americans dressing up in Confederate garb in the middle of that brutal Southern summer humidity to reenact Civil War…

Yeah, Michael Lewis does it again. Reading his books is a total breeze as he is one of the best storytellers in the world, and in this one he turns the almost incomprehensible COVID-19 pandemic into a simplistic narrative about how it all went down, the people and players behind-the-scenes…

Adam Marks

I love books, I have a ton of them, and I take notes on all of them. I wanted to share all that I have learned and will continue to learn. I hope you enjoy.

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