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Monday Motivation – The Three Books You Should Read This Week

Without any invitation, Monday’s back! Luckily, so are we bringing you three books that can help get you through this week. Let’s get started.


1. Life Is Short and so Is This Book by Peter Atkins


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Life is short. You can, if you work hard and are lucky, get more of almost anything, but you can’t get more time. Time only goes one way. The average American has a lifespan of less than 30,000 days. So how you choose to live matters.

That’s the topic of this book. I don’t pretend to have all the answers. I’m still learning every day, and many of the good ideas here I’ve picked up from other people either directly or by reading. But this is what’s worked for me. (Via Amazon)


This is a self help book for people who don’t have time or are wary about reading self help books. It’s an easy to read book that will fill you with optimism. You might even finish it by Tuesday!


2. The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman


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Conceived while his father, Bear, cavorted around Rome in the 1950s, Pinch learns quickly that Bear’s genius trumps all. After Bear abandons his family, Pinch strives to make himself worthy of his father’s attention–first trying to be a painter himself; then resolving to write his father’s biography; eventually settling, disillusioned, into a job as an Italian teacher in London. But when Bear dies, Pinch hatches a scheme to secure his father’s legacy–and make his own mark on the world. (Via Amazon)


Tom Rachman is the author of  The Imperfectionists, which has been translated into over 20 languages, and Basket of Deplorables, a collection of short stories that provides a satirical look at current America. The Italian Teacher is a book of never-ending hope and perseverance. It may ignite a fire in you to do something you haven’t been able to.

3. House of Nutter: The Rebel Tailor of Savile Row by Lance Richardson


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“The strange, illuminative true story of Tommy Nutter, the Savile Row tailor who changed the silhouette of men’s fashion—and his rock photographer brother, David, who captured it all on film.” (Via Amazon)


Take a look back at an influential era in fashion and music through the hands of the ‘rebel’ tailor to the stars and the eyes of the photographer who made sure they were seen. This book recounts the trials and triumphs of two brothers who helped make things happen. It’s chock full of interviews, contains close to 200 pictures, includes diary entries, letters, and drawings. House of Nuttter is sure to delight you and provide that enthusiasm you need to make it to Friday.


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