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Books of the Month - January

Updated: Mar 18

Each month, everyone at Lunstrum Electric suggests a book recommendation that they think others in the company might be interested in. After this list is compiled, everyone gets to choose one of the books from the list of suggestions and the company purchases that book for that person. January's picks are listed below.

Alaska Blues: A Story of Freedom, Risk, and Living Your Dream

By: Joe Upton

Joe Upton steered his thirty-foot boat, the Doreen, through the open channels and narrow, twisting passageways of Southeast Alaska, living the life of an itinerant commercial fisherman far from home.  This is his award-winning account of that season - the lonely hours at sea as well as the close community of the fishing fleet; the sudden, violent storms and glorious days of sun; the difficult, frenzied work and quiet moments of contemplation.

Retire Inspired: It's Not an Age, It's a Financial Number

By Chris Hogan

This is your retirement wake-up call. In Retire Inspired Chris Hogan will transform the way you think about your future. Learn how to make smart decisions now to help you live your retirement dreams. Whether you're twenty-five or fifty-five, Retire Inspired will equip you with a plan to: Evaluate and change your current money situation. Make wise investing decisions. Set reasonable retirement expectations. Build a dream team of experts to help you succeed.


12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

By Jordan B. Peterson

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is a 2018 self-help book by Canadian clinical psychologist and psychology professor Jordan Peterson. It provides life advice through essays on abstract ethical principles, psychology, mythology, religion, and personal anecdotes.


Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck?: And Other Provocations

By Seth Godin

Made for dipping into again and again, Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck? brings together the very best of Seth Godin’s acclaimed blog and is a classic for fans both old and new. Getting your ducks in a row is a fine thing to do. But deciding what you are going to do with that duck is a far more important issue’ Seth Godin is famous for bestselling books such as Purple Cow and cool entrepreneurial ventures such as Squidoo and the Domino Project. But to millions of loyal readers, he’s best known for the daily burst of insight he provides every morning, rain or shine, via Seth’s Blog.


How to Change Your Mind:What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

By Michael Pollan

A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs–and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences. He chronicles the long and storied history of psychedelic drugs, from their turbulent 1960s heyday to the resulting countermovement and backlash. Through his coverage of the recent resurgence in this field of research, as well as his own personal use of psychedelics via a "mental travelogue", Pollan seeks to illuminate not only the mechanics of the drugs themselves, but also the inner workings of the human mind and consciousness.


Fight Club: A Novel

By Chuck Palahniuk

Fight Club is a 1996 novel by Chuck Palahniuk. It follows the experiences of an unnamed protagonist struggling with insomnia. Inspired by his doctor's exasperated remark that insomnia is not suffering, the protagonist finds relief by impersonating a seriously ill person in several support groups.Then he meets a mysterious man named Tyler Durden and establishes an underground fighting club as radical psychotherapy.


Chasing the Scream: The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

By Johann Hari

What if everything you think you know about addiction is wrong? One of Johann Hari's earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of his relatives and not be able to. As he grew older, he realized he had addiction in his family. Confused, unable to know what to do, he set out on a three-year, 30,000-mile journey to discover what really causes addiction--and what really solves it. He uncovered a range of remarkable human stories--of how the war on drugs began with Billie Holiday, the great jazz singer, being stalked and killed by a racist policeman; of the scientist who discovered the surprising key to addiction; and of the countries that ended their war on drugs--with extraordinary results.His discoveries led him to give a TED talk and animation which have now been viewed more than 25 million times. This is the story of a life-changing journey that showed the world the opposite of addiction is connection.

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