I love podcasts, I love movies but my love for books is undeniable. Although I’ve read my share of business books I have to say that memoirs always inspire me. I love reading real stories from real people I can relate to so in no particular order.
- Professional Idiot: A Memoir by Steve-O
I initially ordered this after hearing Joe Rogan interview Steve-O and I was curious to find out more. It’s no surprise that this kid has had an incredible journey but getting to know how he came about becoming “Steve-O” and everything he’s had to overcome in order to be 40 year-old Steve-O today.
2. Sick In the Head by Judd Apatow
I have quite the obsession about what happens once you’ve made it. As humans, we quite naturally always try to motivate ourselves by saying “when this happens, then i’ll be happy” but more often than not it’s not that simple. Hearing Chris Rock share what motivates him to keep challenging himself and face failure when he could easily retire are the types of stories that truly motivate me. In this book, Judd shares his interviews with comedians over the years.
3. Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin
Passionate from the very beginning…
If you don’t like reading at least get this one as a coffee table book. I personally read it from cover to cover in 2 days. Not only are the interviews interesting but Howard sharing the intimate ways his grown over the years was very interesting.
5. Almost Interesting by David Spade
This was guilty please, I absolutely love this guy. His humour, his tone, you can clearly hear it in his writing. I’ve ready it twice. He just so brutaly honest it’s refreshing.