143. Book Review | Empire of Lies by Andrew Klavan

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This is the second book I’ve reviewed from Andrew Klavan, and the first book of his that I’ve read. He offers a riveting story that has you questioning the truth the whole time.

“Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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Action thrillers are some of my favorite movies, and this book really has that feel to it. A newspaper reporter with a checkered past stumbles on a story that he can’t believe, and tries not to, but the evidence is something he has to follow up on. When he looks into it, he ends up on an adventure that is hard to believe.

The characters in this story are realistic, complicated, and dynamic – and throughout the book they develop in a way that attaches you to the characters and helps you sympathize with them. Because of that, you are constantly questioning the truth of the story the main character is chasing, especially since you don’t know who to trust.

155. Book Review | How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie Conversation of Our Generation

About the author, Dale Carnegie Dale Carnegie’s life is a story of success – a true rags to riches tale. Though he shares the last name of the steel titan, Andrew Carnegie, they aren’t related. Dale Carnegie actually changed the spelling of his last name to match the industrialist’s spelling to gain clout. But, this book review is not about that. It’s a look at How to Win Friends & Influence People, a fantastic guide to dealing with people. Why I chose to review this book: I found this book tremendously helpful as I left college and entered the business world. It was difficult to talk to experienced professionals, and I needed a confidence boost. Before graduating college, I worked in retail and had no problem talking to customers. But, being thrust into a new world, I was out of my element and needed help. If you ask me, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to lead a successful life. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” -Dale Carnegie Readability of the book: I find it easily readable. Written in a conversational tone, it’s like he’s transcribing some advice he gave a friend. The stories are intriguing, although sometimes a bit outlandish. That said, the lessons you draw from them make it feel more like a parable than a lie or hyperbole. Grab your copy of How to Win Friends & Influence People here. Sections of the book: Twelve Things This Book Will Do For You Fundamental Techniques in Handling People Six Ways to Make People Like You Twelve Ways to Win People to Your Way of Thinking Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment — This episode is sponsored by ยท Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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