Book of the Week – Radical Hope

radical HopeLetters of love and dissent in dangerous times Carolina DeRobertisVintage books Dear friends living in the US. I understand some of you are hurting st the moment. We all have issues in our countries with those in powers. I have friends all over the world who are wishing for some thing to change in … Continue reading Book of the Week – Radical Hope

Book of the week – Double Nickels on the Dime

33 1/3double nickels in the dimeMichael t. FournierBloomsbury press https://youtu.be/ojOeUfCnY5o?list=PLNbMX2YXmA85sluATxsrg7TpsukXiyafs I’ve spoke and written about this series in the past where classic albums get dissected by fans. Ones I’ve appreciated have been takes on American hardcore classics from dead Kennedy’s, fugazi and jawbreaker. Whenever the words hardcore classic are joined together in an American music … Continue reading Book of the week – Double Nickels on the Dime

Book of the Week – There is no planet B

There is no planet BMike Berners LeeCambridge university press Any book that proclaims “in the 21st century it is totally unhelpful to have organisations that exist primarily in order to make profit” is going to pique my interest. Being a Cambridge university press publication I had some trepidation in that it would be coated in … Continue reading Book of the Week – There is no planet B

Book of the week – Fxxked up Reader

Fucked up readerBryan Ray turcotteGinkgo press This book has given me the best quote I’ve read about punk rock “ It was just a movement, where anyone who cared could be part of something that really mattered” Shawn stern from byo records and youth brigade. But who did it really matter to! The thousands of … Continue reading Book of the week – Fxxked up Reader

Book of the week – A Keeper

A keeperGraham Norton Hodder and Stoughton My second graham Norton book in less than a year. What is the world coming to? However norton the comedian or norton the chat show host isn’t quite the same as Norton the novelist. He writes with an eloquence that isn’t evident when he is dumping people off a … Continue reading Book of the week – A Keeper

Book of the Week – The best is yet to come

the best is yet to comeAlan O’Mara Hachette books This is not just a book about someone suffering from depression. In reality that term, whilst perfectly reflecting the hopelessness of having depression, makes it harder for people to admit to being afflicted with a mental illness. The existence of books like this from people like … Continue reading Book of the Week – The best is yet to come

Book Of The Week – View from the flyover country

the view from flyover countryDispatches from the forgotten AmericaSarah KendziorFlatiron Books This is a collection of essays written by Sarah Kendzior. It was never intended to be published in book format but the conditions for these essays, written over a 5 year period,” systematic corruption, the breakdown of institutions and a post employment economy where … Continue reading Book Of The Week – View from the flyover country

Book of the week – Europe’s Fault Lines

Europe’s Fault LinesRacism and the rise of the rightLiz feketeVerso Books One thing we all know is that we live in dangerous times. Are these times more dangerous than previously deemed ones? It’s hard to tell but those generations didn’t have social media or the exposure that we now have. Feteke tries to remind us … Continue reading Book of the week – Europe’s Fault Lines

Book of the week – Ragged Trousered Philathropist

Ragged trousered philanthropist Robert tressellWordsworth classic Amazing how in a century of development and technology and in a world that was unimaginable over 100 years ago a book came out telling a tale of people who “lived in the verge of want; and that a smaller but still very large number lived lives of semi … Continue reading Book of the week – Ragged Trousered Philathropist

Book of the Week – 5 steps to a winning mindset

5 steps to a winning mindsetWhat sport can teach us about great leadershipDamian HughesMacMillan Press 5 S.T.E.P.S SimplicityThinkingEmotional intelligence PracticalStory telling For anything to change someone needs to start acting differently. Leaders bring out the most in their team. Like the all blacks mottos “pass the jersey on in a better state than you got … Continue reading Book of the Week – 5 steps to a winning mindset