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Cal Newport: Deep Work (2016) 4 stars

One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you …

Review of 'Deep Work' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

I get the “deep work” concept and it does prove to be valuable, but that’s because it’s nothing new. Since when do we not know that concentration and the ability to work uninterrupted isn’t valuable? Newport just repeats the same idea over and over again with examples of white men and “great thinkers.” Not to be one of those haters who cancels books because they don’t include female perspectives but… I don’t think I saw ONE reference by someone categorically different from the author. This, to me, just goes to show the audience, the privilege, and also the erasure of other forms of knowledge and living.

The author also goes to explain who will and will not thrive in today’s economy and basically narrows it down to knowledge. How elite is that?

I accept the concept of deep work and value the reminder for more concentration and mindfulness in everyday …

Gay Talese: The voyeur's motel (2016) 3 stars

Reveals the story of a man who bought a motel and secretly observed his guests …

Review of "The voyeur's motel" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Wtf but wow. Insanely creepy book but quite intense and interesting. The fact that its based on a true story and you get to read journal entries is pretty sick. I was entertained and definitely went outside my usual reading list with this one. Would recommend.