Calvin "Cal" Fussman is an American journalist and author. He is a Writer at Large for Esquire magazine, known for the What I've Learned column, where he interviews leaders in various fields, which have included Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Jack Welch, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Dr.
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This thought-provoking work delves into American history and presents a powerful new framework for understanding the nation's current crisis. Through personal narratives and reimagined history, the author addresses the falsehood of "race" and its damaging effects on black men and women. Written as a letter to his son, this emotionally charged book sheds light on the past, confronts the present, and offers a hopeful vision for the future.
It’s a letter to his son about being a black male in America. I think it is required reading. – source
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This literary masterpiece by a Nobel Prize winner tells the story of Macondo, the mythical town, through the history of the Buendía family. It is a captivating tale of rise and fall, birth and death, and unforgettable characters. With lyrical magic that strikes the soul, this novel is a must-read for all who seek truth, compassion, and meaning in life.
If you’ve never written a book and you’re going to tell somebody you want to write a great book, read this and know what a great book is. – source
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Learn how to captivate your audience and become a master presenter like Winston Churchill or Abraham Lincoln with Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln. James C. Humes, a renowned world speaker and author who wrote speeches for five American presidents, shares tips and tricks used by great leaders throughout history to speak, persuade, and win over a crowd. Discover how figureheads like Napoleon Bonaparte, Lady Margaret Thatcher, and Ronald Reagan used subtle yet effective techniques to grab attention and entertain audiences, and shoot up the corporate ladder with Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln.
For anyone who wants to speak, it’s a great book because there’s all kinds of tips on everything about speaking. – source
Explore the eccentric and fascinating subculture of the rural South in this wildly original novel. Follow characters through the Rattlesnake Roundup in Mystic, Georgia, as they grapple with the bizarre and unexpected. From the acclaimed author of "Blood and Grits" and "Childhood", this book is a must-read for fans of unconventional storytelling. The Washington Post Book World raves that no adjectives can fully capture the brilliance of Crews' work.
As soon as I read A Feast of Snakes and Car, I said I've got to meet the author. – source