Thom’s Book List-ish

Thom’s Book List-ish

For some reason the team asked ME this week for my favorite books… Apparently Lord of the Rings, and my Bible didn’t make the cut but these did…

The War Of Art

I picked this book not so you’ll learn Kung Fu or how to become the next Napoleon (That’s the “Art of War”…) but as a great inspiration to start writing. Writing is a “Just Do It” form of art. I loved this book as it describes the daily battles and excuses we face NOT to write or do somtyhing creative. So. Read this book and let us be your Life Publisher!

“A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul that keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself. Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life”.


A Pilgrim Who Made Progress

Another odd choice you say… Well yes I’m odd. Actually someone gave me this book years ago and I’ve read it multiple times. Why? It reminds me how hard others have it, and have had it for their convictions, and is a true story from a dark time in Old England. Not to be confused with the book he famously wrote “A Pilgrims Progress”, it was his actually life story that I loved.

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
― John Bunyan
 The Art Of Racing in the Rain 
OK, what could be wrong with this book… It has a dog and car racing… Well It has a unique perspective on life and those we take for granted (from the eyes of mans best friend). Great life book which even put a tear in my eye, or that might have been my allergies.
“A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope–a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it”.
I don’t know. I’m sorry. But it did make me laugh. Just buy it for a friend that needs to be cheered up.
“If you’re a good parent, you probably drive yourself batshit with worry. This book is for you. Based on his viral blog post and addressing concerns from “my baby won’t poop” to “my boy likes girl toys” to “everything costs too much,” David Vienna’s wise and funny parenting advice will amuse and inform and remind you that (almost) nothing is worth freaking out about”.

I’m a big believer in “healing through humor” and this book will have your creative friend in the right type of tears.

“With over 200 comedy videos and 75 million Youtube views to their credit, Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen know how to make people laugh. Their YouTube video, “Hipster Olympics” racked up nearly three million hits and quickly attained worldwide cult status, which led to opportunities to create original content for Comedy Central, MTV, College Humor, the Huffington Post, The Onion and Slate. Now, the duo put their prolific creative talents to work in Coloring for Grown-Ups. The artwork resembles that of a children’s activity book, while actually offering an ironic look at the stereotypes, habits, and challenges of modern adulthood. Coloring for Grown-Ups includes more than 50 fun activities”.

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“Healing for the broken hearted. A map, guide and community to move on positively/fantastically in life with a healthy beaming smile”
Thom. Thom is the originator and alter-ego of Divorce Survivor, Single Parent, and now moving on to new adventures in Life. Follow his journey here every week, or on Instagram and Facebook.

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