Book Notes

I read regularly so I may as well share the good stuff. Some of these are collections of a few different posts. View all

The Rise of Superman

  • Flow levels and entry points  #
  • Flow and Animal Chin  #
  • Flow junkes  #

Sick in the Head

  • Tools of Titans (of Comedy)  #

Tools of Titans

  • My favorite Tim Ferriss Show episodes  #
  • Star gazing  #
  • Tools I’m using  #
  • No idea? Unimportant idea? Obvious idea? Write anyway  #

How to Write Funny

  • Subtext  #
  • The Clown vs. The Editor  #
  • Funnier morning pages  #

Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV

  • He is Late-Night  #
  • Semi-scripted  #
  • Sketches  #

But What if We're Wrong?

  • We’re probably wrong and that’s okay  #
  • Simulation or multiverse? Doesn’t matter  #
  • No internet, no laughing  #

Grit

  • Hard work beats talent  #
  • Quitting  #
  • Warren Buffet’s goals  #

Apprenticeship Patterns

  • Over 500 quotes  #
  • Open the firehose, don’t drown in the shallows  #
  • Retreating into competence  #
  • We’re talking about practice  #
  • Getting familiar  #

Console Wars

  • Mortal Kombat II behind the glass case  #
  • No mention of RPGs  #
  • Protips and more  #
  • Blast Processing and tech specs  #
  • Celebrities  #
  • User testing  #

Flash Boys

  • Milliseconds Matter  #
  • See the forest for the other forest  #
  • In your head, then on paper, then on screen  #

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

We Learn Nothing

The Joy of Less

Decisive

18 Minutes

Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t

Ego is the Enemy

The Serious Guide to Joke Writing

Book note on Infinite Jest: Quality

Smartcuts

The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth

Choose Yourself!

The Miracle of Morning Pages

Spark Joy

10% Happier

You are a Writer

Anything You Want

Write Every Day

Technical Blogging

Mindless Eating

Creative Confidence

Bird By Bird

Save the Cat

On Writing Well

59 Seconds

The Miracle Morning for Writers

Happy Money

Discussing Design

Founders at Work

Show Your Work