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Invested: How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money (with a Little Help from My Dad) Danielle Town & Phil Town […]

Invested: How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money (with a Little Help from My Dad)

Danielle Town & Phil Town
336 Pages

PLOT In her youth, Danielle Town was not driven to pursue finance and investing. Yet as she progressed through life, she found that she wasn’t nearly as in control of her finances, and even her life, as she thought she would be. With the help of her father – investor and bestselling author Phil Town – Danielle seeks to master the financial industrial complex.

MEAT Danielle gives a detailed account of a father-daughter journey through the world of investment strategies, and in the process, Invested turns the world of investing on its head, resulting in a down-to-earth and simple outlook.

TWIST Readers wishing to take control of their own lives and finances have the opportunity to test Danielle’s 12 easy-to-understand lessons, which follow the proven, gold-standard strategies that helped land Warren Buffett atop the Forbes 400.

The Future of Public Space: SOM Thinkers Series

Allison Arieff et al.
Metropolis Books

144 pages

PLOT Through a selection of short invigorating writings by intellectual, nontraditional voices, the discourse on the impacts of varying types of public spaces is enhanced in an unconventional way.

MEAT The second installment of the SOM Thinkers series is written under the guise of detective fiction. The series takes the reader on a sensory trip of navigation through Hong Kong, the shifting ecologies of national parks, and the exploration of architecture.

TWIST The authors pose questions on design and architecture in an accessible way that will intrigue beyond the traditional “professional” scope. The book also highlights the possibility of future changes in the way we experience happenings in the public space.

Bobby kennedy: A Raging Spirit

Chris Matthews
Simon & Schuster
416 pages

PLOT In this detailed and well-researched biography Bobby Kennedy, Chris Matthews of MSNBC’s “Hardball” notes that  Robert F. Kennedy grew up under immense pressure in the shadow of his father and brother, teaching us the kind of man he was and what he stood for as a result.

MEAT Enlisting as a sailor, Bobby was able to carry over the lessons he learned in the U.S. Navy into life, effectively connecting with all manner of people from different backgrounds. Ultimately, this also influenced his career in politics, where he became known as a politician who worked for the people through his time spent spearheading his brother’s campaign for presidency.

TWIST For anyone too young to remember or have experienced life in America during the reign of the Kennedys, Matthews’ book vividly recreates the scenes, illustrating the family’s impact on society.


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