On the outside, I may look like a handsome, super athlete comparable to Tom Brady, but I have another side to me. For the past few years I have heavily submersed myself into the world of books. From a 700 page history lesson on the NBA to a sad, sad biography of Chris Farley, I have become what the high school kids would label as a "bookworm." Reading has become almost a passion of mine as I am almost in the need of a book shelf. You might call this nerdy but you can take your illiterate ass back to 3rd grade and learn to read. Thanks to the cheap prices of Amazon and Amazon user reviews, I have come across some good books and here are a few that I would like to share.
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Unbroken is the narrative that follows Louis Zamperini from his childhood as a thieving mischief, to his Olympic sprinting days and into the fight known as WWII. Along his journey, he runs alongside Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympic games, meets Adolf Hitler, survives 47 days at sea after his plane crashes on a rescue mission, and barely lives through the horrific POW camps in Japan. He experiences more than most will ever come close to and more importantly it is all true.
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
Hellbound on his Trail by Hampton Sides
Into Africa by Martin Dugard
I know my below par summaries of these books might not sound very exciting, but I will guarantee that each of these books will live up the hype I have given them. On a side note, Unbroken and The Devil in the White City are possibly being made into movies in the near future. Rumor has it that Louie Zamperini may be portrayed by the always awful Nicholas Cage while Leonardo DiCaprio is said to be interested in portraying H.H. Holmes. The movies will probably be better because what does a book have anyways? Fucking pages.
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